TeliaSonera International Carrier wins first prize for Best Wholesale Carrier at World Communication Awards 2007

Last night TeliaSonera International Carrier won top honours and recognition as Best Wholesale Carrier at the annual World Communication Awards in London. The prize was won in stiff competition with telecom companies from all over the world. This year the awards drew a new record of 250 entries.

The World Communication Awards recognise the companies and individuals behind the innovations, achievements and new services that are building the communications industry. The Awards are open to all communications providers, including traditional carriers, service providers, multimedia content providers and other organisations providing communication services.

“We are very proud of winning the award as best wholesale carrier”, says Malin Frenning, Senior Vice President and Head of Wholesale & International Carrier, Business Area Broadband Services, TeliaSonera.
“The recognition is very encouraging and an important step in our ambition to become one of the three largest global IP carriers and among the top five voice carriers in Europe. For the future we will reinforce our efforts and investments in carrier services tailored to meet our customers’ needs in order to defend our position as number one in the category. High quality services and high customer satisfaction are our key success factors”.

TeliaSonera International Carrier is the only pan-European provider of wholesale services that can offer IP, capacity and voice services. These services are backed by a consistently high quality of service and solid service agreements. The combination of IP, capacity and voice services gives customers a unique opportunity to position their business for IP convergence.

The jury’s motivation:
“This company have expanded continuously and have a good track record. Their entry presented excellent testimonials, and we have seen some good examples of contracts in the new media sector lately.”

Other nominees in the category were among others AT&T and BT.

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