Telia sells capacity to German cable operator ISH

Telia International Carrier will provide the German cable operator ISH with capacity between Düsseldorf, Cologne, Mannheim and Stuttgart. ISH will also get access to eight of Telia International Carrier's collocation facilities on the mentioned routes.
Telia International Carrier will deliver a fibre solution consisting of two dark fibre pairs covering 500 route kilometres, connecting the German cities Düsseldorf and Cologne with Mannheim and Stuttgart. In addition, Telia will provide ISH with support for installation, operation and maintenance, as well as with collocation services in eight Telia facilities on the same routes.
- ISH is an important customer for us since the explosive broadband development on the German market means a tremendous growth potential for Telia IC, says Erik Heilborn, President of Telia International Carrier. The deal with ISH strengthens our position and cable operators like ISH, that demand a reliable high-performance infrastructure, are a very interesting target group for Telia.
ISH is a subsidiary of Callahan Associates International that operates the cable network in the highly populated regions of North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Wuerttemberg. The new route expansion is part of ISH's strategy to turn the existing cable network into an interactive fibre-based broadband network.
- As we are upgrading our cable network to match the modern broadband standard we need a reliable high-performance network platform that enables us to offer our customers valuable broadband services, like high-speed internet access. We also need a partner that we can build a reliable long-term relationship with. Telia International Carrier fulfils both requirements, says Chuck Carroll, Chief Technical Officer at ISH.
About Telia International Carrier:
Telia's wholly owned subsidiary, Telia International Carrier, provides IP, Capacity, Voice, Infrastructure services and carrier neutral colocation solutions. Today, the company is the leading European carrier of transatlantic IP traffic to the USA.
Its wholly owned multi-fibre optic network - the Viking Network - provides high capacity bandwidth and offers end-to-end connectivity round the world. The network is a giant investment-intensive venture designed to expand Telia International Carrier to cover Scandinavia, Europe and the USA by 2001. The infrastructure in Europe is designed as a multi-duct network connecting all significant cities with
communication, supporting IP, Voice and Data. By the end of 2001, the network will cover 40,000 route kilometres throughout Europe and the USA, connecting 50 major cities.
Yolanda Rubio, PR Manager, Telia International Carrier
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