More customers can get broadband from Telia

More customers can get broadband from Telia

Telia can now provide broadband to another 100,000 households in Sweden.
Up to now, the geographic limit for some broadband services has been a
distance of 5.5 km, but it is now being extended to 9 km, due to the
further development of ADSL technology.

On April 2, Telia will commence sales of Telia Broadband 250 and Telia
Broadband 500 to households, based on the new 9 km link distance. Up to
now the cable distance between a customer and a switching centre has
been limited to a maximum of 5.5 km for these services.
Depending on the quality of the network the distance is now extended to
9 km and in some cases even further. The means that approximately 83
percent of the Swedish households can be offered ADSL broadband
connectivity.

"When we launched broadband over the copper cable network, most experts
dismissed ADSL technology as being too simple. However, by gradually
building out the network and developing services, we have proved that
ADSL technology holds its own against the competition. We're very
pleased that another 100,000 households will now gain access to
broadband," says Indra Åsander, head of the Consumer Segment at
TeliaSonera Sweden.

Customers will pay a connection fee (SEK 595 when ordering over the
Internet and SEK 695 when ordering from Telia's Customer Service) for
Telia Broadband 250 and Telia Broadband 500, as well as a fixed monthly
rate (SEK 299 and SEK 375, respectively) for which they can surf as much
as they want. From the user's perspective, Telia Broadband 250 has a
download speed of 250 Kbit/s and an upload speed of 64 Kbit/s, while
Telia Broadband 500 has a download speed of 500 Kbit/s and an upload
speed of 400 Kbit/s.

The maximum link distance for Telia Broadband 2000 and Telia Broadband
8000 remains 3.5 km.


For further information journalists can contact:
Hans G. Larsson, Press Manager, Consumer Segment,
TeliaSonera Sweden, +46 8 713 58 30, or
Håkan Ström, Press Manager, Consumer Segment,
TeliaSonera Sweden, +46 8 713 58 30

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