Sonera’s top-speed broadband access enables tomorrow’s TV services for Vuosaari residents

TeliaSonera Finland Oyj and Vuosaaren Kiinteistöt Oy have agreed that Vuosaari’s all approximately 3,000 rental flats will be provided with fibre optic based broadband connections enabling transmission rates of up to 100 Mbps. The connections will be provided during the year 2007. All the apartments will be provided with basic 1/1 Mbps broadband access, which will be included in the apartment rent. In addition, residents can subscribe to even higher speed access and to supplementary broadband services.

“Fibre-optic-based broadband solutions provided for apartment buildings have a growing demand on the market. Sonera’s fibre optic network makes it possible to increase the access rates up to 100-fold, which will meet the residents’ growing needs far into the future. We are currently providing fibre-optic-based broadband solutions for the largest fifteen towns in Finland,” says TeliaSonera’s Seppo Hakanen, responsible for consumer sales of broadband and cable TV services in Finland.

“We opted for Sonera, as it provides best value for money and can deal with technological developments far into the future. The need for high access rates grows rapidly as increasingly more consumer services are provided. TV services are more and more provided on broadband, and so on. The residents at Vuosaari are mostly young and active families, and we want to be part of the development from the beginning. This solution helps our residents to save hundreds of euros a year as compared with market-price subscriptions,” says Seija Lauronen, managing director of Vuosaaren Kiinteistöt Oy.

“This is an important deal to Sonera. It helps us to reinforce our position as a provider of reliable, high-speed broadband connections in the Greater Helsinki Area. Vuosaaren Kiinteistöt Oy is a pioneer in providing broadband services for its tenants as a basic service included in the rent,” says Seppo Hakanen.

Further information:

Vuosaaren Kiinteistöt Oy, Seija Lauronen, managing director, tel. xxx xxxxx, email firstname.lastname@

TeliaSonera, Seppo Hakkanen, Broadband Services Finland, Sales & Marketing, Consumer Sales
Tel. +358 40 842 1848, email