Telia Connect simplifies wireless working

Telia Connect simplifies wireless working

On Monday, April 19, Telia is launching Telia Connect, a mobile package
that makes it easier to work wirelessly. With Telia Connect, users can
easily connect to the Internet, or their company intranet, and
automatically gain access the fastest mobile network available. Telia
Connect has been developed in a Nordic cooperation project within
TeliaSonera and a similar service will be introduced simultaneously in

Telia's latest "Communications Barometer" survey for companies indicated
that three out of four small businesses thought it was rather important,
or very important, to have a fast Internet connection when they are
working outside the office. One out of three working in a small company
has lost an important project, or an order, because they were not
available through the Internet or by phone.

"The Internet is the life nerve of many companies and availability will
soon be one of their most important competitive advantages. With Telia
Connect, it will be even easier for users to connect their computer with
a PC card, or a mobile phone, virtually anywhere, allowing them to
communicate quickly," says Erik Heilborn, head of the Business Segment
at TeliaSonera Sweden.

From the beginning, Telia Connect will include two mobile offerings for
companies. The first package includes a PC card, software, mobile data
subscription and GPRS traffic corresponding to 25 MB/month. Users gain
access, for example, to Telia's wireless mobile broadband service (Telia
Homerun), which allows them to connect at 3,500 hot spots in Europe, of
which more than 450 in Sweden. The second mobile package for companies
includes a mobile phone (Nokia 6650), software and mobile subscription
for companies.

Telia Connect is a joint Nordic product development initiative within
TeliaSonera. An equivalent service will be launched in Finland under the
brand Sonera Connect at the same time as Telia Connect is introduced in

The connection software can be downloaded free of charge at

For further information journalists can contact:
Maria Stråhle, Press Manager, Business Segment, TeliaSonera Sweden,
Phone +46 8 713 58 30

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, the Helsinki Exchanges and the Nasdaq Stock Market in the USA.
Pro forma net sales January-December 2003 amounted to SEK 81.7 billion
(EUR 9.01 billion). The number of employees was 26,694.

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