Telia launches broadband telephony
- 2004-02-05 10:03 UTC
Telia launches broadband telephony
Today (Feb. 5) Telia is launching its Telia Broadband Telephony service.
In addition to telephony, the service will feature a chat function,
videocalls and the possibility to send messages. Subscribers to the
service can make phone calls free to each other, while calls outside the
service will cost like an ordinary phone call.
Telia Broadband Telephony is a subscription for the consumer market
based on IP that is being offered as a compliment to Telia's fixed
telephony service. The Telia Broadband Telephony service requires a
broadband connection with a speed higher than 128 Kbit/s upstream and
downstream. Customers with Telia Broadband 500, 2000, 8000 and 10 Mbit/s
can use the service. With Telia Broadband Telephony, users can make all
kinds of phone calls with a headset and their computer (with the
exception of 0900 toll numbers in Sweden). Users can also chat in
realtime, send e-mail and make videocalls (web camera required).
"Broadband telephony integrates telephony with the computer and makes it
easier for our customers to use their broadband service in an even
better way," says Marie Ehrling, head of TeliaSonera Sweden. "Customers
will be able to call with the next generation of telephony and use
exciting new features that connect broadband services with fixed and
Calls are free between two Telia Broadband Telephony subscribers. Phone
calls to fixed and mobile networks are charged at the same rate as for
calls made with a Telia Bas subscription. In addition, subscribers pay a
one-time entrance fee (SEK 250) and a monthly fee (SEK 80) for Telia
Broadband Telephony. Telia will charge no entrance fee during the
initial offering. Subscribers without the service, who phone a person
with Telia Broadband Telephony, are charged the usual rate for calls to
a fixed line phone.
With Telia Broadband Telephony, subscribers are given a phone number
with the 075 dialling code (not to be confused with the prefix for
mobile numbers). The service is operator-independent and can also be
used in broadband-based municipal core networks.
Telia Broadband Telephony can be ordered on Telia's website, through
Telia's Customer Service or at Telia retail stores in Sweden.
Subscribers access the service with computer software that is downloaded
from Telia's website. Customers can manage their subscription on "My
Pages", the personal web pages of customers on the Swedish homepage,
The Telia Broadband Telephony application has been developed in
cooperation with TeliaSonera Finland and the Swedish software company
For further information journalists can contact:
Hans G. Larsson, Press Manager, Consumer Segment, TeliaSonera Sweden,
+46 70 218 18 18.
TeliaSonera is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and
Baltic regions. At the end of September 2003 TeliaSonera had 11,558.000
mobile customers and 8,025,000 fixed customers and 1,555,000 internet
customers in its home markets. Outside the home markets TeliaSonera has
extensive interests in the growth markets in Russia, Turkey and Eurasia.
TeliaSonera is listed on the Stockholm Exchange, the Helsinki Exchanges
and the Nasdaq Stock Market in the USA. Pro forma net sales January-
September 2003 amounted to SEK 60,7 billion (EUR 6.8 billion). The
number of employees was 26,216
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