TeliaSonera International Carrier nominated in two categories for the World Communication Awards 2008

TeliaSonera International Carrier has been nominated in the Best Wholesale Carrier and the Green Award categories for the annual World Communication Awards.

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 being nominated in two categories this year. The Best Wholesale Carrier category and the Green Award,” says Malin Frenning, President TeliaSonera International Carrier.
“The recognition is very encouraging and an important step in our ambition to become one of the three largest global IP carriers. Winning the award for Best Wholesale Carrier 2007 challenged us to pursue our successful strategy. Being nominated in the Green Award 2008 makes us especially proud. We just recently launched a free service allowing operators and Internet Service Providers to be able to deny their users access to web sites containing material depicting child sexual abuse.”
The service is based on a solution provided by the Swedish company NetClean Technologies and the UK-based organisation Internet Watch Foundation.

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.
TeliaSonera International Carrier also provides packages services for selected customer segments (community-based wholesale). Currently, we serve the gaming, media, mobile and VoIP segments. By customizing services specifically for these segments, we are able to meet individual and very different customer needs. For the customer, this reduces costs, simplifies administration and provides new business opportunities.

The price ceremony will take place in London in November. Other nominees in the categories are among others AT&T, Orange and BT.

About TeliaSonera International Carrier
TeliaSonera International Carrier owns and manages over 43,000 kilometers of fiber-optic cable and has more than 100 points of presence across Europe, the US and Asia. In Europe, we handle more IP traffic and sell more capacity between countries than any other communications provider. Over 85 percent of the European internet market uses our IP backbone.
Competing against other wholesale carriers from around the world, TeliaSonera International Carrier was awarded Best Wholesale Carrier at the World Communication Awards 2007. A crucial factor in clinching the award was the fact that we provide consistently high-quality services.
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