Telia sells IP and Voice capacity to Albacom

Telia International Carrier (Telia IC) has had an important breakthrough on the Italian market and now sells interational IP and Voice capacity to Albacom, Italys second largest business telecom operator that has British Telecom among their shareholders.
- We are pleased since this is an important step in our business relation with one of Europe's most interesting telecommunication companies, says Erik Heilborn, President of Telia International Carrier. This is also a major breakthrough for Telia in Italy since we won the deal over big competitors.
With Telia ICs IP Transit Service, Albacom can now offer their customers high quality guaranteed 155Mbps Internet connectivity.
- Telia contributes to providing our customers with the best quality possible for both IP and International Voice services, says Marco Marchioni, Wholesale Commercial Director of Albacom.
Although Telia IC is a relatively new player in South Europe, Telia's long and stable history gives the company a great advantage on the Italian market.
- We chose Telia since it is comforting to know that we have a reliable supplier says Marco Marchione. Our excellent business relationship provides a good basis for a long-term relationship between our companies.
About Telia International Carrier
Telia's wholly owned subsidiary, Telia International Carrier, provides IP, Capacity, Voice, Infrastructure services and carrier neutral colocation solutions. Today, the company is one of the leading European carriers of transatlantic IP traffic to the USA. Its wholly owned multi-fibre optic network - the Viking Network - provides high capacity bandwidth and offers end-to-end connectivity round the world. The network is a investment-intensive venture expanding Telia International Carrier throughout Scandinavia, Europe and the USA. The infrastructure in Europe is designed as a multi-duct network connecting all significant cities with communication, supporting IP, Voice and Data. The network covers approximately 40,000 route kilometres throughout Europe and the USA, connecting 50 major cities through 120 points of presence.
Astrid Chenard, Marketing and Communication Director, Southern Europe, Phone:+33 1 55 91 08 06, Mobile: +33 6 88 24 29 56
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