Telia chosen by Belnet after their main supplier defaults

Telia International Carrier has been asked to provide 622 Mb of IP transit to Belnet after one of their main suppliers filed for Chapter 11. Belnet chose Telia IC because of the financial stability of the company combined with its extensive network and footprint.
Belnet is the national research network for education, research and public services in Belgium. It has the largest IP backbone in Belgium and offers Internet access to universities, educational and research institutes, ministries and regional entities.
"Telia IC offered us exactly what we needed with an excellent SLA (Service Level Agreement)", says Pierre Bruyère, Director of Belnet.
"This is the third research network that has chosen Telia IC. We are already a preferred supplier of GEANT and Nordunet. Once again we are pleased to be able to offer a good quality network used daily by thousands of people", says Erik Heilborn, CEO of Telia International Carrier.
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.
Mark Vadasz, PR Director, Telia International Carrier, phone: +46 8 713 58 30
e-mail: mark.vadasz@teliacarrier.com
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