Telia signs broadband agreement with Luleå Energi

Telia signs broadband agreement with Luleå Energi

Today, TeliaSonera Sweden signed an agreement with the northern Swedish
energy company Luleå Energi AB (Luleå), in which Telia will provide
broadband services to households through Luleå Energi's open municipal
broadband network, called LuNet. Households will be offered the service
"Telia Bredband Stadsnät" (Telia Broadband Municipal Network) with
speeds up to 10 Mbit per second.

LuNet is being continuously built out and the agreement, in the first
year, will cover the provision of services to approximately 6,000
apartments and individual home owners.

"We consider this business transaction - to be a service provider in
another network - as an important complement to our other broadband
services," says Indra Åsander, head of the Consumer Segment at
TeliaSonera Sweden. "Being a service provider in a municipal broadband
network is one of our future businesses. We must follow the demands and
needs of customers and there are also customers in municipal networks."

The connection fee is SEK 495 (one-time charge) and the monthly fee is
SEK 195, excluding the network fee paid to the network owner, Luleå
Energi. Telia Bredband Stadsnät, based on fibre and LAN technology, has
the same speed - up to 10 Mbit per second - both upstream and
downstream. The service includes five e-mail boxes and e-mail addresses,
each with 5 MB capacity, and five personal homepages, 10 MB each.

The agreement with Luleå Energi is the first in which Telia acts as an
Internet Service Provider to an energy company that owns a municipal
broadband network. However, Telia has signed similar agreements before
with housing companies - with MKB in Malmö, in the southwest of Sweden,
and Svenska Bostäder in Vällingby, outside Stockholm.

For further information journalists can contact:
Hans G. Larsson, Press Manager, TeliaSonera Sweden,
phone +46 8 713 58 30

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