Telia to launch 24 Mbit/s broadband in Sweden

Press Release
November 10, 2004

Telia to launch 24 Mbit/s broadband in Sweden

As of November 21, 2004, and gradually up to January 2005, households in 101 municipalities in different areas of Sweden will be able to order Telia's new fast broadband connection - Telia Broadband 24 Mbit/s. Approximately 28 percent of Sweden's households are currently connected to telecom switching centres that will be built out for the new service.

The new speed of 24 Mbit/s is being offered to customers living within a 2.5 km link distance from a switching centre in one of the 101 municipalities.

Telia Broadband 24 Mbit/s will provide speeds up to 24 Mbit/s downstream to customers. The monthly fee is SEK 449 kronor, not including a one-time connection charge of SEK 695. The new service will require a special modem designed for ADSL 2+.

"Our broadband services have been in great demand during the autumn and we have had a strong inflow of new subscribers," says Marie Ehrling, head of TeliaSonera Sweden. "The launch of the 24 Mbit/s service, combined with the substantial build-out of switching centres during the fall and winter," will further strengthen our role as the market leader."

Telia is continuing its extensive build-out of the broadband network and nine out of ten households in Sweden, as well as small businesses, will be able to get broadband service through Telia by year-end. Today, Telia offers the following broadband subscriptions for consumers: Telia Broadband 250, Telia Broadband 500, Telia Broadband 2000, Telia Broadband 8000 and now the new service Telia Broadband 24 Mbit.

List of municipalities:

In the municipalities listed below, one or more telecom switching centres will be built out to provide 24 Mbit/s broadband service. The service can be ordered in November this year, for delivery in December, in the towns and cities with (*).


Ale
Alingsås
Aneby
Arvika
Avesta
Bollnäs
Borlänge *
Borås *
Botkyrka
Bromölla
Båstad
Eksjö
Eskilstuna
Falkenberg
Falköping
Falun
Flen
Gagnef
Gislaved
Gnosjö
Gotland
Grums
Gävle *
Göteborg *
Götene
Hagfors
Halmstad
Hedemora
Helsingborg *
Hofors
Hudiksvall
Håbo
Härryda
Hässleholm *
Hörby
Jönköping *
Kalmar *
Karlshamn
Karlstad
Katrineholm *
Kristianstad
Kristinehamn
Kungsbacka *
Köping
Leksand
Lerum
Lidköping
Linköping *
Ludvika
Luleå
Lund *
Malmö *
Mariestad
Mark
Mora
Mullsjö
Mölndal
Nacka
Nordanstig
Norrköping *
Nyköping
Ovanåker
Oxelösund
Partille
Piteå
Ronneby
Rättvik
Sandviken
Skara
Skellefteå
Skurup
Stockholm *
Strängnäs
Sundsvall *
Sunne
Säffle
Säter
Sävsjö
Söderhamn
Södertälje
Timrå
Torsby
Tranås
Trelleborg *
Trosa
Uddevalla
Umeå *
Uppsala *
Varberg
Vänersborg
Värnamo
Västerås *
Växjö
Ystad
Åmål
Älvdalen
Ängelholm
Örebro *
Östersund
Övertorneå

For further information journalists can contact:
TeliaSonera's Press Office, phone +46 8 713 58 30

TeliaSonera is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic regions. At the end of December 2003 TeliaSonera had 11,957,000 mobile customers (37,610,000 incl associated companies) and 8,061,000 fixed customers (9,160,000 incl associated companies) and 1,631,000 internet customers (1,691,000 incl associated companies). Outside the home markets TeliaSonera has extensive interests in the growth markets in Russia, Turkey and Eurasia. TeliaSonera is listed on the Stockholm Exchange and the Helsinki Exchanges. Pro forma net sales January-December 2003 amounted to SEK 81.7 billion (EUR 9.01 billion). The number of employees was 26,694
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