New media network launched at IBC

At the annual international broadcasters’ convention, IBC 2006, in Amsterdam, TeliaSonera International Carrier will announce the launch of one of the most extensive media networks in Europe, based on its own existing fibre infrastructure. Leveraging experience and expertise in operating a global fibre-based network, TeliaSonera International Carrier has a superb platform in place on which to build its new high capacity and highly resilient network to serve the needs of the professional broadcast and media industry.

Satellite has long been the preferred technology to transport video content for the international media community. It is still an integral part of many professional media networks. However with the ever-increasing number of channels and the advent of HD-TV on a global scale, there is growing pressure on broadcasters and distributors to find a cost effective alternative to satellite and address the soaring demand for media specific bandwidth services. TeliaSonera International Carrier now offers a solution.

The TeliaSonera International Carrier media network integrates professional media transport and distribution on an international level. Video content can be produced in one country, stored in a second and broadcast in one or many other countries in a common format. The media carrier network can be used for the secure distribution of video content, live events as well as less time-critical, time-sensitive content, helping broadcasters, production companies, satellite operators and content owners to rationalize and streamline their businesses.

The media network is fully owned and operated by TeliaSonera International Carrier which means that every link and network element is monitored and managed from a central point. Each fibre connection is fully redundant and individual streams are monitored and managed continuously. In the unlikely event of significant signal degradation or failure the network will instantaneously switch to an alternative path, without impacting quality of service to the end consumer

The multilingual TeliaSonera International Carrier Customer Service Center operates around the clock to handle all service related issues. Fault handling procedures and the security and integrity of the content is also controlled and assured.

About TeliaSonera International Carrier
TeliaSonera International Carrier is the leading European provider of quality, cross-border voice, IP and capacity services. We have a 20,000 km European network and 18,000 km fiber-based trans-American network. TeliaSonera International Carrier is a wholly owned subsidiary to the TeliaSonera Group. Please visit our website for more information.