TeliaSonera acquires Validation Business Area Net

TeliaSonera acquires Validation Business Area Net

On Thursday, a deal was concluded between Validation and TeliaSonera for
acquisition of Validation's Business Area Net. Around 210 people will
therefore be employed by TeliaSonera Sweden.

With this purchase, TeliaSonera is securing strategically vital
expertise within the fields of quality assurance, validation, and
configuration.

TeliaSonera accounts for around 90 percent of the assignments that
Business Area Net has so far had.

"It's logical to ensure we have access to the uniquely special expertise
found within Validation. The operation is so significant to the quality
of our services and for the relation to our suppliers, that it ought to
be integrated into our own operation," said Ove Alm, Head of TeliaSonera
Sweden Networks and Production.

The test installations that make up the reference network for
TeliaSonera's operational network are also included in the acquisition.

Provided the Swedish Competition Authority gives the parties its
approval, the agreement is expected to come into force on 1 June.

Further information for journalists can be obtained from:
TeliaSonera Sweden's Press Service, tel +46 8 713 58 30


TeliaSonera is the leading communications company in the Nordic region
and the Baltic. In December 2003, TeliaSonera had 11,957,000 mobile
customers (37,610,000 including part-owned subsidiaries), 8,061,000
fixed customers (9,160,000 including part-owned subsidiaries) and
1,631,000 Internet customers (1,691,000 including part-owned
subsidiaries). TeliaSonera is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange,
the Helsinki Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ. The pro-forma turnover from
January to December 2003 was SEK 81.7 billion (EUR 9.01 billion) and
there were 26,694 employees.

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