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First 100G Pan-European Network Launched by TeliaSonera International Carrier

Fiber-based Telecom Service Provider TSIC Has Upgraded its European Optical Network to 100G Using Nokia Siemens Networks' Advanced Optical Network Platform

  • TSIC selects Nokia Siemens Networks' optical platform for its 100G network upgrade.
  • 100G enables TSIC customers to seamlessly and cost-effectively increase network capacity.

Note: Coriant was founded as an independent company in May 2013 following Marlin Equity Partners' acquisition of the Nokia Siemens Networks Optical Networks business. The following press release highlights a customer success prior to the close of the transaction while the team was operating under Nokia Siemens Networks.

ESPOO, Finland: March 18, 2013 - 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.

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About TeliaSonera International Carrier

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) owns and operates one of the world's most extensive fiber backbones. Its mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure and services - empowering individuals, businesses and societies to execute their most critical activities. By working close to their customers, TSIC make big ideas happen at the speed of fiber. Discover more at teliasoneraic.com.

About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is the world's specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world's most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly. With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 100 countries and had net sales of approximately 13.8 billion euros in 2012. http://www.nokiasiemensnetwork...

Notes

*Comprising the hiT 7300 and TransNet DWDM planning and automation tool, Nokia Siemens Networks Optical Networks' DWDM offering provides a flexible and automated platform that can meet high traffic demand as well as reconfiguration and cost-pressure challenges. The design principle of the hiT 7300 platform is based on high modularity and high re-use, thus creating a single, efficient platform from metro to core. It also provides simplicity for network operators commissioning and maintaining DWDM systems while maintaining complete administrator control. The TransNet end-to-end planning tool provides optimal network design, guaranteed performance and automated configuration. This helps deliver savings on operational expenditure, outage time and procedural errors to provide a low total cost of ownership.

Using the CP-QPSK modulation format, the transponder integrated into hiT 7300 detects not only an optical signal's amplitude, but also its phase and polarization. This enhanced detection capability brings superior performance at high bit rates, even in the presence of transmission impairments.

With over 100 DWDM customers around the world, Nokia Siemens Networks provides a migration path to Terabit Optical Transport. It also provides scaling capacity for channels of 10/40/100 Gbps, with its platform being open to 400Gbps and even more.

TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also the leading European wholesale provider with a wholly owned international carrier network. In 2011, net sales amounted to SEK 104 billion, EBITDA to SEK 36.9 billion and earnings per share to SEK 4.20. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.teliasonera.com.

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