Telia provides NEXION with Network Capacity in North America
- 2002-05-17 22:00 UTC
Telia International Carrier (Telia IC) announced today that Marubeni Group´s NEXION Corporation, has selected Telia IC to provide them with network Capacity and colocation services in the United States. Telia´s U.S. Viking Network will Enable Hi-Definition Digital Broadcasts between the U.S. and Japan.
The $4 million contract calls for Telia International Carrier to supply NEXION with OC-12 bandwidth capacity on its global fiber optic Viking Network as well as colocation services, making it possible for NEXION to offer video transmission line service for hi-definition digital relay broadcasts between the U.S. and Tokyo. NEXION´s global video transmission service allows digital relay broadcasts of major sporting events such as the Olympic Games, Major League Baseball, tennis tournaments, and track and field.
- We are extremely pleased that NEXION has selected our Viking Network to help meet their customers demands for capacity in North America, said Erik Heilborn, President Telia International Carrier.
Telia's U.S. Viking Network lets the company offer customers a continuously upgradeable network, ensuring the company can meet demands for IP connectivity, capacity, voice and other bandwidth-intensive applications.
- We were looking for a network with the flexibility and innovative technology to meet our customers demands, said Kazuhiro Owaki, president, NEXION. The enormous capacity and flexibility of the Viking Network, along with the companys financial stability made Telia International Carrier a natural choice.
About Telia International Carrier
Telia's wholly owned subsidiary, Telia International Carrier, provides IP, Capacity, Voice, Infrastructure services and carrier neutral colocation solutions. Today, the company is one of the leading European carriers of transatlantic IP traffic to the USA. Its wholly owned multi-fibre optic network - the Viking Network - provides high capacity bandwidth and offers end-to-end connectivity round the world. The network is a investment-intensive venture expanding Telia International Carrier throughout Scandinavia, Europe and the USA. The infrastructure in Europe is designed as a multi-duct network connecting all significant cities with communication, supporting IP, Voice and Data. The network covers approximately 40,000 route kilometres throughout Europe and the USA, connecting 50 major cities through 120 points of presence.
Magnus Nerell, Communication Director, Telia International Carrier
Phone: +46 8 713 33 41, Mobile: +46 70 557 90 70
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