TeliaSonera presents nominees for SurfPort Awards

SurfPort Awards, which takes place on January 25 in Stockholm, is the event of the year for content providers and the mobile Internet industry. During this gala, the best mobile services of 2006 available on SurfPort will be awarded.

SurfPort is the leading mobile Internet portal in the Nordic and Baltic region with over 1 million users per month.

“We are delighted that our content providers have continued to produce new services and we are very satisfied with overall development during the year. The number of services on SurfPort is steadily growing and in parallel an increasing number of well known brands are making their entry on to the mobile Internet. In addition to music and TV services, user generated content services, such as mobile blogging, dating, uploading of personal videos and images are becoming more popular,” says Henrik Nilsson, Head of SurfPort at TeliaSonera AB.

The SurfPort Awards are divided into six different prize categories. The nominated services and content providers for 2006 are as follows.

Content Provider of the Year Award

Sweden: Eniro, Finland: Fonecta, Norway: Aspiro, Denmark: Unwire, Lithuania: Plius, Estonia: Trio LSL

Mobile Music Service Award

Sweden: Source, full length tracks, Inprodicon, Finland: Musiikkilataamo, full length tracks, Helsingin Sanomat, Denmark: Mobile Music, full length tracks, EMI, Lithuania: WES, ringtones, realtones and videotones, WES, Estonia: U-Pop, full length tracks, Trio LSL

Most Innovative Service Award

Sweden: BOKiLUR, audiobooks, BOKiLUR, Finland: Kato Mua, users own video clips, Redlynx Norway: Mobilsök, automatic presentation of names and address on callers, Opplysningen 1881, Denmark: M! and VMAX, lifestyle and hobby magazines, Benjamin, Lithuania: Hansa Bank, bank account services, Hansa Bank, Estonia: Postimees, news, Postimees

User Generated Content Service Award

Sweden: Lunarstorm, community for youth, Lunarstorm, Finland: IRC-galleria, community for youth, Dynamoid, Norway: Mobilove, dating, Plutolife, Denmark: Blog, youth blog,TV2

Lithuania:, users own video clips and images, Midas

Streaming Media Service Award

Sweden: SR mobil, Sveriges Radio, Finland: The Voice, music TV channel, SBS Finland, Norway: NRK, TV and radio, NRK, Denmark: TV2, TV channel, TV2, Lithuania: Vyriausybės posėdžiai, streaming of the Lithuanian government sessions, Verozona, Estonia:, TV clips, Tilde

Rising Star Award

Sweden: MSN Messenger, chat, Microsoft, Finland: Mobilove, dating, Plutolife, Norway: Dagbladet, news and entertainment, Dagbladet, Denmark: Danske spil, gambling and lotto, Danske spil, Lithuania: Autoplius an domoplius, sales ads for cars and apartments, Plius, Estonia: ETV, mobile TV channel, Eesti Televisioon

For further information journalists can contact:

Carina Kampe, Press Manager, TeliaSonera AB, +46 (0)8 713 58 30