TeliaSonera supplies GÉANT with 10 Gbit international circuit

TeliaSonera supplies GÉANT with 10 Gbit international circuit

The 10Gbit/s international circuit connects the national research and
education network in Poland to the pan-European research network GÉANT,
and will enable universities to expand their connectivity to the
research network. At the same time it will be the first 10 Gb
international circuit ever implemented in Poland.

The 10 Gbit/s international circuit was implemented by TeliaSonera
International Carrier late this autumn as an upgraded link. The deal
provides powerful and reliable connectivity for Polish universities who
will be able to connect to over 3,500 universities and research and
educational institutions throughout more than 30 European countries
using the pan-European network GÉANT.

"We are very proud to cooperate with DANTE on the GÉANT project", says
Eva Lindqvist, President of TeliaSonera International Carrier. "It's the
largest and most advanced network of its kind in Europe, currently
supplying Internet connectivity to eight million students all over
Europe. The latest 10 Gbit/s circuit also reinforces our strong position
in Poland where we are the IP connectivity market leaders".

"DANTE chose TeliaSonera to supply this 10 Gbit/s circuit based upon
their proven ability to efficiently deliver international connectivity
for the GÉANT network. We are very pleased to be working in
collaboration with them in order to make this previously unattainable
transmission speed a reality for the Polish universities," says Matthew
Scott, chief financial officer of DANTE.

Facts about DANTE and the GÈANT network

DANTE, a Cambridge based organisation set up to build and manage
advanced network services for the European research and educational
community, is the co-ordinating partner of the GÉANT consortium and
responsible for the construction of GÉANT. GÉANT, the multi-gigabit, pan-
European research network, enables European scientists to compete on an
international stage by providing them with a world-class backbone that
offers the bandwidth and the Quality of Service required for research
and development activities at this level. It represents the basis for
the introduction of 'virtual laboratories' and 'virtual institutes' in
Europe.
DANTE has developed a range of interconnectivity agreements with other
national research networks, such as ESNET, Abilene and the Internet2
project in the US, CANARIE in Canada and NII in Japan. More information
on DANTE and on GÉANT is available on the DANTE web site at
http://www.dante.net/.

Facts about TeliaSonera International Carrier
TeliaSonera International Carrier provides wholesale international IP,
capacity and voice services to selected high volume destinations in
Europe and across the Atlantic. Services are based on its fully-owned
and controlled European and trans-Atlantic networks. As well as owning
one of the largest network footprints in Europe, TSIC also have peering
points in the US. TSIC is the leading carrier of IP traffic in the
Nordic and Baltic Sea regions, and have extensive reach into Eastern
Europe. TSIC is a fully owned by TeliaSonera Group and the Hq is
situated in Stockholm, Sweden.


For further information journalists may contact:
Olof Joos, Segment Manager, TeliaSonera International Carrier, +46-(0)70-
6603839
Dale Robertson, Public Relations Manager, DANTE, +44 (0)1223 302992.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements made in the press release relating to future status or
circumstances, including future performance and other trend projections
are forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking
statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events
and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be
no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those
expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many
factors, many of which are outside the control of TeliaSonera.

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