TeliaSonera expands its IP network into Bulgaria

TeliaSonera International Carrier expands its extensive international backbone further into Eastern Europe and sets up its first point of presence in Sofia. Customers will benefit from the availability of high quality IP services and the ability to connect locally to Europe’s largest and fastest growing IP-backbone.

“The expansion into Balkan area and Eurasia is an important strategic step in our ambition to become one of the three largest global IP carriers” said Malin Frenning Senior Vice President of TeliaSonera and Head of TeliaSonera International Carrier. ”Our Sofia POP is a tangible sign of our belief in the Eastern European market. Developing Eastern Europe presence and delivering high quality IP services locally and globally is the future for TeliaSonera International Carrier.”

Bulgaria is one of Europe’s fastest growing countries in terms of economic growth. The need for IP solutions is increasing as a result of heavily increased Internet usage.

TeliaSonera International Carrier provides wholesale international IP, Capacity and Voice services to major destinations in Europe and across the Atlantic. The services are based on TeliaSonera International Carrier’s wholly owned European and trans-Atlantic networks. As well as owning one of the largest network footprints in Europe, TeliaSonera International Carrier also has peering points in the US. TeliaSonera International Carrier is the leading carrier of IP and Voice traffic in Europe. TeliaSonera International Carrier is a company fully owned by the TeliaSonera Group. In 2007 TeliaSonera International Carrier was awarded for Best Wholesale Carrier by the World Communication Awards. Visit

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