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First 100G pan-European network launched by TeliaSonera International Carrier

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STOCKHOLM -- TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), a fiber-based provider of capacity, Ethernet, IP, mobile data and voice services, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks’ advanced optical platform to upgrade its network to 100G (gigabits per second). This first pan-European 100G network stretches from Moscow to Madrid. It also brings their European network in line with their North American network, which has been 100G-enabled since November 2012. “We own and operate our own global fiber backbone. This lets us deploy the technology required to build a future-enabled network. For our wholesale customers, 100G means the ability to increase capacity without complexity – and doing so cost-efficiently,” says Erik Hallberg, President of TeliaSonera International Carrier. “Our longstanding partner Nokia Siemens Networks was the ideal partner for our pan-European network upgrade. With the company’s advanced optical technology for high capacity networks and outstanding service delivery, we smoothly upgraded our existing optical network to a fully redundant 100G network. This 100G network will significantly increase network capacity for TeliaSonera’s carrier customers. In Europe, TSIC connects close to 90% of all ISP networks.” “TeliaSonera understands that staying ahead of ever-growing demand means getting the most out of their fiber assets,” adds Herbert Merz, head of Optical Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our hiT 7300 platform enables TeliaSonera to do exactly that, while protecting the existing investment.” On December 3, 2012, Nokia Siemens Networks and Marlin Equity Partners announced that they had reached an agreement for Nokia Siemens Networks to sell its Optical Networks business unit to Marlin Equity Partners. The announcement outlined that the deal would result in the unit being established as an independent company, with the goal of becoming a leading provider in the optical market. TeliaSonera International Carrier (TIC)

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