TeliaSonera Picks Tyco

TeliaSonera contracts Tyco Telecommunications for transatlantic 10-Gig

May 19, 2004

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- Tyco Telecommunications, a leading provider of international wholesale capacity, managed services and telecom equipment space on the Tyco Global Network (TGN), announced today that it has signed a contract for a 10Gb/s Trans-Atlantic Wavelength with TeliaSonera International Carrier, the leading carrier of Internet Protocol (IP) traffic in the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions, and fully owned by the TeliaSonera Group. Under the terms of the agreement, Tyco Telecommunications will provide the high bandwidth circuit on TGN to support TeliaSonera International Carrier's increasing volume of voice, data and Internet traffic between Europe and the United States.

The high-capacity 10Gb/s circuit was provisioned to connect TeliaSonera International Carrier's facility in London, with its U.S. Point of Presence (PoP) in New York City and is interconnected with TeliaSonera International Carrier's other international circuits and PoPs. Tyco Telecommunications has provisioned the bandwidth on its TGN Trans-Atlantic cable, which connects New York City, and Wall, NJ in the U.S. with London, UK.

"TeliaSonera International Carrier selected Tyco Telecommunications based on TGN's ability to provide a robust and scaleable high bandwidth Trans- Atlantic / European solution that could be easily integrated with our existing capacity," stated Jean-Claude Geha, head of Networks at TeliaSonera International Carrier. "The TGN solution provides us with reliability, diversity and commercial flexibility."

"We are pleased to have another world-class carrier, like TeliaSonera International Carrier, select TGN for their Trans-Atlantic and European connectivity needs," states Eric Handa, Tyco Telecommunications' Executive Director of Capacity Sales -- EMEA North. "The ability of TGN to provide our customers with high Quality of Service, physical network diversity and commercial flexibility remains one of our strengths in today's competitive market. TeliaSonera International Carrier joins a wide range of Telecom, Data and Enterprise clients transporting traffic on our Trans-Atlantic cable network at levels ranging from 155Mbs to multiple 10Gbs. We remain committed to satisfying the current and future global bandwidth needs of TGN customers around the globe."

Tyco Telecommunications

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TIC)

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