TeliaSonera and IBM sign agreement to provide communications solution for Swedish Post Office

TeliaSonera and IBM sign agreement to provide communications solution
for Swedish Post Office

TeliaSonera has signed an agreement with IBM to upgrade the Swedish Post
Office´s (Posten) existing systems for telephony and data
communications. The agreement is for a six-year period and is valued is
calculated at approximately SEK 1.2 billion.

TeliaSonera will transfer Posten´s existing datacom and telephone
systems into a cost-effective and modern operating environment that is
largely based on public network services.

TeliaSonera will act as a supplier to IBM which managing the IT and
communications infrastructure for Posten.

In addition to providing telephony and data communication services,
TeliaSonera has also taken over complete responsibility for the
operation of Posten?s telephone and datacom network. The agreement
covers a period of six years, beginning September 1, 2003.

" IBM wants a provider that can assume responsibility for the function
and operation of the systems. TeliaSonera is capable of offering these
services on a pan-Nordic basis, making us an attractive partner in the
field of Managed Network Services," says Marie Ehrling, head of
TeliaSonera´s operations in Sweden.

For further information journalists can contact:
Gunnar Flinta, Sales Manager, Telia Sweden, +46 70 269 39 99
Torbjörn Larsson, Press Manager, TeliaSonera Sweden, + 46 70 527 20 33.


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