November 27, 2008
TeliaSonera International Carrier is to power the world’s largest LAN-party the Dreamhack event with Internet connectivity via a redundant 40 gigabit link to the World Wide Web.
The Dreamhack event takes place in November 27-30 in Jönköping, Sweden and TeliaSonera is the preferred provider and the only Internet source at the event, being the leading IP carrier in Europe.
TeliaSonera International Carrier will also provide connectivity at the festival to Blizzard Entertainment®, who will be offering Dreamhack attendees a chance to play the upcoming StarCraft® II and recently released World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King™.
“TeliaSonera International Carrier has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Blizzard Entertainment since 1999,” said Malin Frenning, President of TeliaSonera International Carrier.“We view that relationship as valuable and prestigious, and we’re pleased to be working with them at Dreamhack.”
TeliaSonera International Carrier is the Tier 1 IP provider with the fastest IP growth rate in Europe and provide direct Internet connectivity via its global IP network to 85 percent of all European broadband service providers.
Leveraging experience and expertise in operating a global fibre-based network, TeliaSonera International Carrier has a superb platform in place on which to build its new high capacity and highly resilient network aimed at serving the needs of the professional online gaming industry.
“Customers are in pursuit of the best online gaming experience, and we are aware of the diverse nature of their needs and priorities,” said Malin Frenning.“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.”
About TeliaSonera International Carrier
TeliaSonera International Carrier is the only pan-European provider of wholesale services that can offer IP, capacity and voice services. TeliaSonera owns and manages more than 43,000 km of fiber-optic cable and has more than 100 points of presence across Europe, the United States and Asia. In Europe, TeliaSonera handles more IP traffic and sells more capacity between countries than any other communications provider. More than 85 percent of the European internet market uses TeliaSonera’s IP backbone. Competing against other wholesale carriers from around the world, TeliaSonera received the Best Wholesale Carrier award at the World Communication Awards 2007. A crucial factor in clinching the award was the fact that TeliaSonera provided consistent, high-quality services. For more information, visit www.teliasoneraic.com.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® series, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. ( www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes eleven #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active users.
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TeliaSonera provides telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, in Spain and the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey. 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 18 countries. The TeliaSonera share is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the Helsinki Stock Exchange. 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