Telia provides IP telephony to Nässjö Municipality

Telia provides IP telephony to Nässjö Municipality

Last weekend Telia disconnected the conventional PBX system used by the
Municipality of Nässjö (Sweden) and replaced it by connecting a IP-based
solution in which mobilephony also is integrated. Municipality of Nässjö
will be first in Sweden with a totally integrated telephony solution.

The complete telephony solution, comprising approximately 1 150
extensions, consists primarily of an IP telephony system that has been
supplemented with Telia´s virtual switch -Centrex - which provides
connections in locations that are not connected to the municipality´s
data network. The municipality´s mobile phone users can also be
integrated in the solution.

- Nässjö is the first municipality in Sweden to integrate voice, data
and mobile communications in the same telephony solution, says Anders
Gylder, President of TeliaSonera Sweden´s Large Corporate Customers
Segment.

With the IP-based solution, all municipal employees gain access to new
services. For example, the internal phone directory is visible on the
display of the IP phone. Employees can use a menu to choose the right
information or service instead of having to memorize difficult
combinations of codes using the star and pound buttons.

With its new investment, the municipality now has an enhanced computer
network and new telephone functionality at a lower monthly cost per
user, compared to before.

- In contrast to other providers, Telia and Cisco offered a solution in
which we only needed one port per user, since the IP telephone is
equipped with a switch that separates voice from data. This saved us a
considerable amount of money, says Sven-Erick Andersson, IT project
manager for the Municipality of Nässjö.

For further information journalists can contact:
Torbjörn Larsson, Press Manager, TeliaSonera Sweden, +46 8 713 58 30

TeliaSonera, formed through a merger of Telia and Sonera in December
2002, is the leading telecommunications group in the Nordic and Baltic
regions. TeliaSonera's overall focus is on best serving its customers in
its core business and creating value for shareholders through stronger
profits and cash flows. TeliaSonera is listed on the Stockholm Exchange,
the Helsinki Exchanges and Nasdaq Stock Market in the USA. Pro forma Net
sales 2002 amounted to 81 billion SEK (EUR 8.8 billion). The number of
employees was 29,000.



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