TeliaSonera provides Internet connection at the Gathering event

TeliaSonera International Carrier provides the second largest computer party in the world, the Gathering event, with Internet access via a three gigabit network connection. The Gathering event has always been a hub for young creative people to battle it out in many types of competitions; demo-coding, music, graphics, animation, game and hardware-modification, to name a few.

The Gathering event takes place March 19-24, 2008, in Hamar in Norway and TeliaSonera International Carrier is, as a supplier to BaneTele the preferred provider and the only Internet source at the event. It was the natural choice for the organisers, they expressly wanted a guaranteed 3.0 Gbit IP connectivity. As Europe’s leading IP carrier TeliaSonera International Carrier can easily meet this requirement.

“The fact that we are becoming the obvious choice to be the telecoms carrier at these large on line gaming events demonstrates that we are on track to achieve our ambition to become the global IP carrier of choice for the online gaming industry, by their very nature events of this sort need a consistent telecoms carrier” says Anna Mossberg, Vice President and Head of Product Business&Management, TeliaSonera International Carrier.“ So we know that TeliaSonera International Carrier can easily meet the extremely strict quality demands of the online community and unsurprisingly reaches more online gamers in Europe than any other carrier.

We expect to increase our business still further within the gaming area during the year,“adds Anna Mossberg.

“Customers are in pursuit of the best online gaming experience, and we are aware of the diverse nature of their needs and priorities,” says Anna Mossberg,“We are striving to provide complete solutions for our customers, enabling the best gaming experience possible, as we look to become the provider of choice to the online gaming industry.”

TeliaSonera International Carrier

TeliaSonera International Carrier is a global provider of cross-border and domestic communication services. We offer innovative solutions that help operators, carriers, service providers, content providers, and other large-scale users exploit new business opportunities. Through intelligent use of our extensive network and high-quality technology, we deliver a wide range of standardized and customizable voice, IP and capacity services. We also provide the online gaming and media industries with services adapted to their specific needs. TeliaSonera International Carrier was awarded Best Wholesale Carrier by the World Communication Awards 2007. TeliaSonera International Carrier is a company fully owned by the TeliaSonera Group. Please visit www.teliasoneraic.com

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TeliaSonera is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic region, with strong positions within mobile communications in Eurasia, Turkey and Russia. At the end of 2006, we launched mobile services in Spain.

We are the leading European provider of quality cross-border voice, IP and capacity services, provided through our wholly-owned international carrier network. In 2007, TeliaSonera’s net sales amounted to SEK 96 billion, and at the end of December 2007 the total number of subscriptions exceeded 114 million in 17 countries. The TeliaSonera share is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the Helsinki Stock Exchange, and the company is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Simplicity and service are important tools for us in creating profitable growth and value for our customers and shareholders. Read more at www.teliasonera.com


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