Myllykoski buys international telecom network from TeliaSonera

Myllykoski Oyj and TeliaSonera have concluded a multi-year cooperation agreement on a telecommunications network covering all of Myllykoski’s paper mills and sales offices. TeliaSonera’s DataNet network will reach 16 countries, and the agreement also covers voice services in the company’s Finnish locations.

“Better overall network performance, reliability, service coverage, and cost-effectiveness were our key concerns when we invited tenders from different telecom providers and set targets for them. TeliaSonera’s offer was the one that best met all our criteria,” says CIO and Director IT Vesa Erolainen from Myllykoski Oyj.
Myllykoski, one of the largest producers of printing paper in the world, will have its new network in use by the end of 2009. The network will cover nine production facilities (in Finland, Germany, Switzerland, and USA) and 16 sales offices around Europe.

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Vice President Tuomo Merentie, Business Services TeliaSonera Finland, tel. +358 40 831 0554

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MYLLYKOSKI is a family-owned international paper group with manufacturing in Finland, Germany, Switzerland, and USA, and the company also commands a global sales network. With Finnish roots going back to 1892, MYLLYKOSKI is today a producer of wood-containing uncoated and coated printing paper and newsprint sold to publishers, printing houses, and retailers worldwide. MYLLYKOSKI is among the largest producers of publication paper in the world. The overall annual capacity of MYLLYKOSKI’s nine paper mills is 3 million tonnes, including the partner Rhein Papier GmbH and the latter’s subsidiary Plattling Papier. MYLLYKOSKI employs approximately 3,300 people. MYLLYKOSKI is known as a pioneer in using new technologies as well as recycled fibres for paper production. All the company’s European mills are certified with the environmental management System ISO 14001. MYLLYKOSKI’s vision is to be the premier printing paper brand recognised for creativity and positive business solutions.