TeliaSonera International Carrier wins the prestigious World Communication Awards in two categories.

Last night TeliaSonera International Carrier won top honours and recognition as Best Wholesale Carrier for the second time. The company also took top honours in the Best New Service category at the annual World Communication Awards in London. This achievement was made in stiff competition with telecom companies from all over the world.

The World Communication Awards recognise the companies and individuals behind the innovations, achievements and new services that are building the communications industry. The Awards are open to all communications providers, including traditional carriers, service providers, multimedia content providers and other organisations providing communication services.

“I think this is an outstanding achievement and we are honoured winning in both categories we were nominated for at the World Communication Awards this year, including the award for being the Best Wholesale Carrier for the second time”, said Malin Frenning, President of TeliaSonera International Carrier.
The recognitions are very encouraging and important steps in TeliaSonera International Carrier’s ambition to become one of the three largest global IP carriers. “Winning the award for Best Wholesale Carrier 2007 challenged us to pursue our successful strategy. The first prize for the Best New Service is attributed to Child Safeguard, a service that we recently launched free of charge. The initiative encourages operators and internet service providers to prevent access to websites containing material depicting child sexual abuse. This “opt in” initiative enables operators and internet service providers customers of our IP transit service to block access to video and stills images that record acts of child sexual abuse. I would also like to express my gratitude to the jury for their boldness in recognising this initiative”

“For the future we will reinforce our efforts and investments in carrier services tailored to meet our customers’ needs in order to defend our position as number one in both these important categories. Growth, high quality services and high customer satisfaction are our key success factors, as is our ambition to do good things for the community”.

TeliaSonera International Carrier is the only pan-European global provider of wholesale services that can offer IP, capacity and voice services. These services are backed by a consistently high quality of service and solid service agreements. The combination of IP, capacity and voice services gives customers a unique opportunity to position their business for IP convergence.

The jury’s motivation for Best Wholesale Carrier:
“TeliaSonera International Carrier has a strong IP focus and expansion of its business far beyond the traditional wholesale carrier market. They constantly seek new ways to both grow their business and seek the changing need of customers. Their single-source strategy and commitment to customised services in media distribution and gaming has paid off and proved that wholesale operators can differentiate themselves. TeliaSonera International Carrier is an innovative carrier”

Other nominees in the category were among others Belgacom ICS, BT Wholesale, iBasis and
NTT Communications.

The jury’s motivation for the Best New Service:
“This is a brilliant initiative from a business displaying real corporate social responsibility. The service combines intelligent routing without affecting Internet performance”

Other nominees in the category were among others BT, DotMobi, Banglalink and Zain.