TeliaSonera supplies backbone services to Lycos Europe
- 2003-02-05 23:00 UTC
Lycos Europe, one of the leading European Internet portals, has selected TeliaSonera International Carrier (former Telia International Carrier) as the supplier for backbone capacity for its Europe-wide corporate network. In view of the current turbulent situation in the telecom market, TeliaSonera's reliability and financial stability has been crucial to Lycos Europe's decision. TeliaSonera International Carrier owns one of the worldwide fibre networks with tier 1 status.
Lycos Europe's corporate network connects the Headquarter and central data centre in Gütersloh with Lycos data centres in Hamburg, Paris, Copenhagen and Stockholm as well as major peering points in Amsterdam, London and Frankfurt. TeliaSonera IC provides the end-to-end connections with a bandwidth between 155 Mbit/s (STM-1) and 622 Mbit/s (STM-4). The contract has a duration of three years. In the context of the current market turbulences, Lycos Europe was seeking a reliable backbone supplier to substitute their former suppliers KPNQwest and Ebone. - In view of the current situation in the telecom market, we are demanding a lot from our future network supplier, which we have chosen after an evaluation period of 5 months. Most important criterias have been financial stability, price and quality ratio, says Ralf Heydtmann, Director Operations Germany, at Lycos Europe GmbH. TeliaSonera International Carrier is one of the few suppliers that can meet those demands. - - - About TeliaSonera International Carrier TeliaSonera AB's wholly owned subsidiary, TeliaSonera International Carrier AB provides wholesale international IP, capacity and voice services to large customers at selected high volume destinations in Europe and in New York. Its services are based on the high capacity European and trans-Atlantic Viking Network, the IP network with peering points in Europe and the US and international voice switches in selected destinations. Following the merger between Telia and Sonera, TeliaSonera International Carrier covers all international carrier activities within the TeliaSonera group. About Lycos Europe Lycos Europe (Neuer Markt: LCY / Nouveau Marché: 5770) is one of the leading European Internet destinations operating a pan-European network of websites in ten languages. The company's combination of search, communication services, content channels, Internet access, homepage building and online communities addresses a wide range of target groups. The Lycos Europe Network provides an attractive medium not only for consumers but also for advertisers and e-commerce partners throughout Europe. Every month more than 25 million users visit the Lycos sites in Europe. Today, Lycos Europe generates more than 3 billion page views each month. With a network of websites covering Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, Lycos Europe has a large geographical reach in Europe.
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