TeliaSonera completes procurement plan for year´s consulting

TeliaSonera completes procurement plan for year's consulting

To cover its requirements of management and development of applications
and infrastructure services, TeliaSonera has completed its procurement
plan for the new year. Last year, around 70 different nominated
IT/Telecom suppliers were contracted. For 2003, the objective was to
sharply reduce the number of suppliers. The number that TeliaSonera will
sign contracts with in 2003 has been limited to just over 20.

In addition to reducing the number of suppliers, other aims adopted for
2003 are to be able to limit the Group's purchasing to those selected
and to cut down on the percentage of hourly-rate based resources
purchased. Instead, TeliaSonera is concentrating on procurement of
defined projects and studies at fixed prices. This restricts the
exposure to risk and offers better control of costs.

The suppliers selected are:

Accando, Accenture, Cap, CyberCom, E-Work, Frontec, IBM, Infosys, IT-
Arkitekterna, Ki Consulting, Know IT, Manpower-Elan, NBMS/AMS,
SchlumbergerSema, Sigma, Syntronic, Teleca, Telia Promotor,
TientoEnator, Validation, Wipro, WM-Data and
ÖhrlingsPricewaterhouseCoopers.

The agreements are effective as of the beginning of 2003 and run for a
year, with a one-year option.

For further information journalists can contact:
Bo Bendrot, TeliaSonera,
ph: +46 70 548 96 97
bo.b.bendrot@telia.se

TeliaSonera is the telecommunications leader in the Nordic region.
The Group's home market is the Nordic and Baltic regions.
TeliaSonera´s overall focus is on best serving its customers in
its core business and creating value for its shareholders through
stronger profits and cash flows. TeliaSonera is listed on
Stockholmsbörsen, Helsinki Exchange and NASDAQ. Pro forma sales as
per December 31, 2001 totalled 80.9 billion SEK and the number of
employees as per June 30, 2002 was 30 045.


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