TeliaSonera Adds To The eXperience

October 3, 2007

The eXperience, one of Norway’s largest gaming events has chosen TeliaSonera and NextGenTel to provide the connectivity for the event which is expecting 10,000 visitors. Most of who will play CounterStrike and Quake against each other for share of the 80,000 NOK (£7,000 /10,000 Euros) prize money.

With 2,000 gamers expected to participate, a solid internet connection that is not going to time out at the crucial moment is essential to the success of this event. The organisers of The eXperience, The Hardware Network, have decided to use TeliaSonera, one of European leading Telecoms Carriers and NextGenTel to handle the connectivity.

TeliaSonera International Carrier is quickly establishing itself as the leading European Telecoms carrier and its profile within the gaming community is also rising rapidly. TeliaSonera will be listed as an official sponsor of the event.

Commenting on TeliaSonera’s involvement in the eXperience Anna Mossberg, Vice President Product Management and Marketing, TeliaSonera International Carrier. said“The acid test for the stability and speed of any telecoms network is how it feels for the end user. TeliaSonera is extremely active in the online gaming sector and we are well aware how crucial the speed and stability of internet connectivity is to the overall gaming experience. We enjoy being involved with events like The eXperience because it is the ultimate test for any provider. It is a challenge we rise to on a regular basis and we are confident of delivering a technically perfect online gaming service whenever we are required to do so.”

Responding on behalf of the Hardware Network, the organisers of The eXperience Espen Thomassen said“It would be a disaster at an event like this if we couldn’t rely on the very best connectivity that is available. TeliaSonera are reliable, established and efficient and were an obvious choice to ensure that our event runs as smoothly as possible.”

The event takes place October 4th-7th in Oslo, Norway.

About TeliaSonera International Carrier

TeliaSonera International Carrier is the leading European provider of quality, cross-border voice, IP and capacity services. We have a 20,000 km European network and 18,000 km fiber-based trans-American network. TeliaSonera International Carrier is a wholly owned subsidiary to the TeliaSonera Group. Please visit our website for more information.

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