TeliaSonera has granted a patent license to LogicaCMG for SMS to fixed line connectivity

TeliaSonera has granted a license to LogicaCMG for the patent granted to TeliaSonera Finland for its invention regarding enablement of SMS based cross network applications and multi technology SMS interconnect. As an example, the invention enables SMS messaging between a mobile network and a fixed line network.

The license covers all the patent applications and granted patents, which belong to the same patent family, valid in Finland and internationally.

“This is a tangible example of how purposeful and long-term patenting work starts to bear fruit. The license deal shows that the inventions made by TeliaSonera and the patents granted on the inventions also have commercial value and potential,” says Licensing Manager Markku Norberg of TeliaSonera Finland.

TeliaSonera has nearly 700 patent families. According to the company’s operations policy, patents are licensed on reasonable terms to those who need them. In this way, TeliaSonera contributes to the development of the entire ICT industry.

For further information, please contact: Markku Norberg, Licensing Manager, TeliaSonera Finland OyjTel. +358 (0) 2040 62750E-mail: firstname.lastname@teliasonera.comTeliaSonera TeliaSoneran Suomen tulosyksikkö TeliaSonera Finland Oyj tarjoaa tuotteita ja palveluita Sonera-brandin alla. TeliaSonera on Pohjolan ja Baltian johtava televiestintäyritys. Joulukuun lopussa 2003 TeliaSoneralla oli 11 957 000 matkaviestintäasiakasta (osakkuusyhtiöt mukaan lukien 37 610 000), 8 061 000 kiinteän verkon asiakasta ja (osakkuusyhtiöt mukaanlukien9 160 000) ja 1 631 000 internet-asiakasta (osakkuusyhtiöt mukaan lukien 1 691 000). Kotimarkkinoiden ulkopuolella TeliaSoneralla on merkittäviä omistusosuuksia kasvavilla markkinoilla Venäjällä, Turkissa ja Euraasiassa. TeliaSonera noteerataan Tukholman Pörssissä ja Helsingin Pörssissä. Tammi-joulukuun 2003 pro forma -liikevaihto oli 81,7 miljardia Ruotsin kruunua (9,01 miljardia euroa). Työntekijöiden määrä oli 26 694.T

TeliaSonera TeliaSonera Finland Oyj is the Finnish profit centre of TeliaSonera, which offers products and services under the Sonera brand. TeliaSonera is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic regions. At the end of December 2003 TeliaSonera had 11,957,000 mobile customers (37,610,000 incl associated companies) and 8,061,000 fixed customers (9,160,000 incl associated companies) and 1,631,000 Internet customers (1,691,000 incl associated companies). Outside the home markets TeliaSonera has extensive interests in the growth markets in Russia, Turkey and Eurasia. TeliaSonera is listed on the Stockholm Exchange and the Helsinki Exchanges. Pro forma net sales January-December 2003 amounted to SEK 81.7 billion (EUR 9.01 billion). The number of employees was 26,694.

Logica CMG Group

LogicaCMG is a major international force in IT services and wireless telecoms. It provides management and IT consultancy, systems integration and outsourcing services to clients across diverse markets including public sector, telecoms, financial services, energy and utilities, industry, distribution and transport. Formed in December 2002, through the merger of Logica and CMG, the company employs around 20,000 staff in offices across 34 countries and has nearly 40 years of experience in IT services. Headquartered in Europe, LogicaCMG is listed on both the London and Amsterdam stock exchanges (LSE: LOG; Euronext: LOG). More information is available from