Showing posts with label TeliaSonera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TeliaSonera. Show all posts

Monday, March 21, 2016

TeliaSonera Considers Sale of Spanish Unit

TeliaSonera confirmed that it is in discussions with Zegona Communications, which is listed on the London stock exchange, over a possible offer for TeliaSonera’s Spanish operations Yoigo.

http://www.teliasonera.com

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

TeliaSonera IC Pumps 100G to 365 Data Centers

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) is now delivering its Tier 1 Internet backbone network service at 100G to 365 Data Centers’ Detroit facility and its customers.

TSIC currently provides 100Gbps IP Transit services to customers in the region and worked with 365 Data Centers last year to provide 100Gbps services in six other cities including Buffalo, N.Y.; Tampa, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; St Louis, Mo.; Cleveland, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Ind.

“By partnering with 365 Data Centers, we are able to increase TSIC’s footprint in the Midwest region and enable faster delivery of data and video to local mobile operators, Internet service providers and education networks,” said Art Kazmierczak, Director of Business Development, Americas at TeliaSonera International Carrier Inc. “Detroit continues to grow and diversify in the new digital economy as the Internet of Things meshes with automotive technology and with the concentration of talent, provides the perfect location to service customers throughout the region.”

http://www.teliasoneraic.com

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

TeliaSonera IC Delivers 100G Internet to SUP46

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), in collaboration with Cisco Systems, is providing a 100 Gbps Internet connection to Stockholm-based start-up hub, SUP46.

TeliaSonera International Carrier owns and operates a top-two ranked Global IP backbone. Using a new generation Cisco ASR 903, SUP46 gets direct access to a 100 Gbps backbone router at the core of TSIC's global network, effectively turning their downtown Stockholm premises into a high-capacity Internet PoP (Point-of-Presence).

"We wanted to see what happens when you remove the limits on innovation," says Brendan Ives, CEO TeliaSonera International Carrier. "Innovation is already borderless thanks to the Internet. We wanted to see what happens when we also remove the limits on connectivity. We believe limitless connectivity will give big ideas the space to grow. Today's start-ups will be an important part of our customer base in the near future, so we are pleased to be able to support them now. It's all part of our mission to carry the big ideas of tomorrow."

http://www.teliasoneraic.com
http://www.sup46.com

Friday, January 22, 2016

Ericsson and TeliaSonera Test 5G Use Cases

TeliaSonera and Ericsson are working jointly on 5G use-cases and service scenarios, including both communication and Internet of Things (IoT) services with the purpose to address new business opportunities. The partnership will bring 5G services to customers in 2018 by combining the TeliaSonera network with Ericsson technology.  Potential 5G applications could include e-health with real time surveillance of patients and remote treatment; connected cars including critical communication between vehicles (warnings, support to self-driving cars etc.) as well as better network performance in terms of capacity, coverage and power consumption.

"Our ambition is to be at the cutting edge - at all times - offering our customers and society at large all the possibilities that technology brings. Stockholm and Tallinn are two of the most connected cities in the world and now we'll take them to the next level. 5G will create completely new innovations, ecosystems and great services to our customers. 5G will also take connected things (IoT) to a new level. I can't wait to see how Stockholm and Tallinn will embrace 5G," stated Johan Dennelind, President and CEO, TeliaSonera.

"More and more industries tap into the value of digitalization and connectivity. 5G will amplify that as it is designed to be the industrial internet. It will not only be built for consumers, but also for digitalization of industries and the Internet of Things. Together with TeliaSonera we launched the first commercial 4G network in 2009, we will be in the forefront of 5G as well," said Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson.

Ericsson predicts there will be 150 million 5G subscriptions by the end of 2021.

http://www.ericsson.com/news/1980613

Monday, December 21, 2015

TeliaSonera Sells its Stake in Nepal's Ncell

TeliaSonera will sell its 60.4 percent ownership in the Nepalese operator Ncell to Axiata, one of Asia’s largest telecommunication groups, for US$1,030 million on a cash and debt free basis. At the same time, TeliaSonera will dissolve its economic interests in the 20 percent local ownership and receives approximately US$48 million. The transactions are conditional on each other.

Axiata has more than 260 million customers and 25,000 employees. Axiata said Ncell will complement its portfolio of Asian telecommunications assets, which includes operations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Singapore and Pakistan. Axiata, which is listed on the Malaysian stock exchange, is a reputable company with a strong focus and expertise in South Asia and is also a long-term investor contributing to development and advancements of the countries it operates in.

“In September we announced our ambition to reduce our presence in our seven Eurasian markets and focus on our operations in the Nordics and Baltics, within the strategy of creating the new TeliaSonera. Today, I am very pleased to announce a first step and proof point in this reshaping of TeliaSonera. I am also glad to see Axiata as a new owner. That gives me comfort that our dedicated employees are in good hands when taking Ncell to the next level,” says Johan Dennelind, TeliaSonera’s President and CEO.
 
http://www.teliasonera.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2015/12/teliasonera-divests-its-holding-in-ncell/
http://www.axiata.com/

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

TeliaSonera Deploys Metaswitch’s Network Interconnect Solution

TeliaSonera has deployed Metaswitch’s Network Interconnect Solution to better serve its customers in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

The installation, which includes Metaswitch’s Perimeta session border controller (SBC), secures real-time communications and delivers visibility into the network. In addition, Metaswitch’s Service Assurance Server (SAS) feature set offers network technicians tools for smarter, faster troubleshooting.

“Metaswitch is pleased to provide TeliaSonera with the solutions that better equip it to offer subscribers a superior level of service across multiple technologies, services and devices,” said Dave Reekie, SVP of Metaswitch Interconnect Solutions. “Metaswitch’s Network Interconnect Solution, powered by the Perimeta SBC, will consistently enable a full interworking of services while providing TeliaSonera with a flexible, modular architecture that’s ready for the future.”

http://www.metaswitch.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

TeliaSonera IC Tests Coriant's 400G in European Network

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has completed a test of Coriant's 400G optical transmission technology in its European backbone.

The trial used TSIC’s existing Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platforms with new Coriant CloudWave™ Optics, a versatile suite of software-programmable photonic layer technologies.

Conducted over multiple spans across a 1,634 kilometer fiber optic route between Paris, Luxembourg, and Frankfurt, the TSIC field trial featured the successful transmission of three different software-programmable modulation formats – QPSK, 8QAM, and 16QAM – over the complete distance of 1,634 kilometers each. The trial also featured a variety of line-side transmission speeds (100G, 200G, 300G, 400G) in a mix of capacity and reach application test scenarios. The link represented a popular network scenario, being based purely on Standard Single-Mode Fiber (SSMF) and EDFA-only amplification.

“Staying ahead of the customers ever increasing connectivity needs are paramount for us. This 400G field trial is all about ensuring the flexibility at all layers of the network, and especially in the underlying high-capacity transport infrastructure required for delivering the best high performance connectivity for our customers and their end-users,” said Mattias Fridström, Vice President and Head of Technology, TeliaSonera International Carrier.

http://www.teliasoneraic.com
http://www.coriant.com

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ericsson to manage TeliaSonera Field Operations in Sweden

TeliaSonera has decided to outsource certain field operations in parts of Sweden to Ericsson.

The companies announced a five-year-agreement that expands Ericsson Managed Services footprint for fixed and mobile networks. The new deal builds on an outsourcing contract initially signed back in 2010.

Increased network complexity and performance expectations puts high demands on the operators to run their operations in a cost-efficient manner while providing world-class experience to their customers.

Charlotta Sund, President Region Northern Europe and Central Asia, Ericsson, said; "Increased network complexity and performance expectations puts high demands on the operators to run their operations in a cost-efficient manner while providing world-class experience to their customers. Ericsson has invested more than USD 1 billion in tools, methods and processes in order to help its customers increase network efficiency. We are committed to ensure that our best capabilities and global expertise are available to TeliaSonera so that its subscribers could enjoy even better quality and speed".

http://www.ericsson.com

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Telenor and TeliaSonera Plan JV in Denmark

Telenor and TeliaSonera agreed to merge their Danish operations into a new joint venture where the parties will own 50 percent each.

The new company will have a combined mobile subscriber base of around 3.5 million for a combined mobile subscriber market share of approximately 40%, revenues of more than DKK 9 billion.

The companies said the merger will likely yield annual efficiency gains of above DKK 800 million, with full effect from 2019.

“Competition in Denmark is intense and we face continued pressure on revenue growth and profitability, making consolidation inevitable. By combining the assets and customer bases of Telenor and TeliaSonera in Denmark, the joint venture will become a robust operator. We will be able to offer our customers a high-quality network with outstanding connectivity and the best customer experience in Denmark,” says Kjell Morten Johnsen, EVP and Head of Telenor Region Europe.

http://www.telenor.com/


  • TDC currently holds about 41% share of the mobile subscribers in Denmark.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

TeliaSonera Acquires Tele2’s Norwegian Operations

TeliaSonera will acquire Tele2’s operations in Norway for SEK 5.1 billion (US$750 million). Tele2 has approximately 1.1 million mobile customers in Norway.

TeliaSonera said the deal adds to its base of 1.6 million users in Norway, giving it a 40% share of the market. The company has also committed itself to a 98 percent population coverage for 4G by 2016, two years ahead of its obligations.

“I am delighted that we have reached an agreement to acquire Tele2 in Norway. This is a great strategic fit for TeliaSonera and in line with our ambition to strengthen our position in our core markets. At the same time it enables us to both faster and further invest and deliver best in class services to the benefit of Norwegian customers and society,” says Johan Dennelind, President and CEO.

http://www.teliasonera.com

Monday, June 23, 2014

TeliaSonera IC Upgrades Pan-European Network with Ciena

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has selected Ciena's 5400 Reconfigurable Switching System for the pan-European segment of its global fibre network.

Ciena’s 5400 Reconfigurable Switching System is fully modular and leverages the company's WaveLogic  coherent optics, which allows TSIC to quickly deploy this network as foreign wavelengths over its existing line system.

The companies said the deployment creates a scalable and flexible OTN-based network that promotes TSIC's vision to support service providers with bandwidth- and network-on-demand transport services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“We´re continuously upgrading our extensive network, enabling mission critical solutions for operators and content providers. Developing an even more scalable and flexible network is not only about meeting the bandwidth demands of today but also ensures the bandwidth demands of tomorrow," stated Mattias Fridström, Vice President, Head of Technology at TeliaSonera International Carrier.

http://www.ciena.com
http://www.teliasoneraic.com/


  • TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) is using Infinera's DTN-X platform with Instant Bandwidth capability for its North American network

Monday, December 16, 2013

TeliaSonera Announces Restructuring

TeliaSonera announced a corporate restructuring with the goal of increasing customer focus through clearer local accountability. The country structure will be grouped in three geographic areas; Europe, Eurasia and Sweden.  The company also announced its new executive team to lead under the new structure.

http://www.teliasonera.com


  • In November 2013, TeliaSonera announced the dismissal of four individuals because of irregularities in transactions and agreements made by TeliaSonera and partners in Eurasia over the past few years.  The company had retained the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright LLP to conduct a review of the deals.

  • In February 2013, Lars Nyberg resigned as President and CEO of TeliaSonera following an outside review of  Mannheimer Swartling regarding illegal business practices by the firm in Uzbekistan.  While the review did not find evidence that TeliaSonera engaged in bribery or participated in money laundering, it did criticize TeliaSonera for not vetting its investment partners in Uzbekistan. At the time, TeliaSonera's Board of Directors appointed Per-Arne Blomquist as acting President and CEO.

  • In October 2012, TeliaSonera's Board of Directors hired the law firm Mannheimer Swartling to investigate whether TeliaSonera's investment in a 3G license, frequencies and number blocks in Uzbekistan in 2007 involved corruption or money laundering. Later, the investigation was expanded to include more recent investments in connection with TeliaSonera's operations in Uzbekistan.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

TeliaSonera Dismisses Execs over Eurasian Deals

TeliaSonera announced the dismissal of four individuals because of irregularities in transactions and agreements made by TeliaSonera and partners in Eurasia over the past few years.  The company had retained the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright LLP to conduct a review of the deals.

“The Board’s conclusion is that some senior employees no longer have the trust of the Board. Therefore they have been notified that their employment with TeliaSonera will be terminated and they will leave their position effective immediately. It is not the Board’s task to assess the legal aspects, but we have decided to hand over the material from the Norton Rose Fulbright review to the Prosecutor’s office as part of our continuous dialogue,” stated Marie Ehrling, Chairman of the TeliaSonera Board.

Separately, the company announced that Christian Luiga, currently Head of CEO Office, will assume the position as acting Chief Financial Officer, replacing Per-Arne Blomquist who will leave his position effective immediately.

http://www.teliasonera.com


  • In February 2013, Lars Nyberg resigned as President and CEO of TeliaSonera following an outside review of  Mannheimer Swartling regarding illegal business practices by the firm in Uzbekistan.  While the review did not find evidence that TeliaSonera engaged in bribery or participated in money laundering, it did criticize TeliaSonera for not vetting its investment partners in Uzbekistan. At the time, TeliaSonera's Board of Directors appointed Per-Arne Blomquist as acting President and CEO.

  • In October 2012, TeliaSonera's Board of Directors hired the law firm Mannheimer Swartling to investigate whether TeliaSonera's investment in a 3G license, frequencies and number blocks in Uzbekistan in 2007 involved corruption or money laundering. Later, the investigation was expanded to include more recent investments in connection with TeliaSonera's operations in Uzbekistan.

Monday, November 18, 2013

TeliaSonera International Carrier Expands its North American Network

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has added  11,500 fiber miles (18,400 km) to its North American network.  The addition adds fiber routes from Chicago to Miami and then back up the eastern seaboard to Reston, Virginia.

TSIC said its network expansion plans will enable it to reach to 44 American cities while providing diverse connection into South America.  The company cited 50 new enterprise accounts this year. Key customer segments include major Internet properties, gaming companies, content delivery networks, and large enterprises needing high-bandwidth across the TSIC global fiber network.

"Today’s end users want everything, anywhere, instantly. This expansion is about supporting that and the increasing interest for our offering in the Americas," says Erik Hallberg, President, TeliaSonera International Carrier. "In fact, it’s our largest network build-out in the Americas since our first US fiber investment in 2000. It strengthens our global backbone and demonstrates our commitment to be ready to carry the big ideas of tomorrow."

TSIC offers a full portfolio of transport, IP, international voice and IPX- based services with customers in 85 countries around the world.

“This build is a significant step and our customers will be able to take advantage of new opportunities that come from the expanded reach, increased diversity and optimized performance it delivers. It’s especially exciting for our fast-growing Latin American business” says Ivo Pascucci, Sales Director, Americas, TeliaSonera International Carrier Inc.

http://www.teliasoneraic.com/

  • TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) is using Infinera's DTN-X platform with Instant Bandwidth capability for its North American network.  TeliaSonera International Carrier was the first to deploy the DTN-X with Instant Bandwidth.  The DTN-X platform enables TSIC to offer its customers up to 100G bandwidth-on-demand across its North American fiber network, which spans 18,000 km and connects 35 PoPs in 23 cities.
  • In November 2011, TeliaSonera International Carrier and Infinera performed the world's first terabit trial in California based on DTN-X equipment.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Infinera's Super-Channel SD-FEC Can Double Capacity for TeliaSonera IC North America

TeliaSonera International Carrier's (TSIC) North America terrestrial network can double the capacity of a key link by implementing Infinera's super-channel implementation of  Soft Decision Forward Error Correction (SD-FEC) on the Infinera DTN-X platform.

Infinera completed a verification test on a production route between Houston and Phoenix in TSIC’s North America network. The company said the test verified the ability of Infinera's SD-FEC technology to double the available transmission capacity on this network link. Infinera also announced today that the SD-FEC capability is now generally available on the DTN-X platform.

Infinera’s DTN-X platform delivers the industry’s only long haul FlexCoherent 500 Gbps super-channels based 500 Gbps Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and the FlexCoherent Processor. Infinera has deployed DTN-X networks in 30 countries with hundreds of super-channels activated into production. The DTN-X now offers SD-FEC, which is integrated into Infinera's third generation FlexCoherent Processor chip and combined with a world-record Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) compensation capability that is specifically engineered to optimize capacity and reach.

Infinera Co-founder and President, Dr. David Welch added, “Earlier this year, we demonstrated our third generation FlexCoherent Processor, integrated with SD-FEC along with 500 Gb/s PICs, in a trial that doubled capacity on a submarine cable link from Hawaii to California. Today, we are pleased to announce that these benefits can also be delivered in a terrestrial environment and that the industry’s first super-channel SD-FEC solution is now generally available."

http://www.infinera.com
http://www.teliasonera.com

In June 2013, TeliaSonera International Carrier, which has previously deployed Infinera's DTN-X platform across its North American network, confirmed deployment of Infinera equipment in its European network.  The first route is Stockholm-to-Hamburg, one of the busiest on its European network.

TSIC, which operates a wholly owned fiber optic network connecting 200 Point of Presence (PoPs)) across Europe, North America and Asia, said it chose Infinera in part for the speed in configuring bandwidth for new customers, some of whom are asking for large bandwidth configurations to ready in a matter of days. The Infinera platform has helped TSIC win new customers by its rapid provisioning.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Mobile Operators Agree to Network Infrastructure Sharing in Spain

Telefónica’s subsidiary Movistar and TeliaSonera’s Spanish subsidiary Yoigo agreed to a network infrastructure sharing in Spain.

Under the deal, the current national roaming contract for Yoigo to use Telefónica's 2G and 3G networks, signed in 2008, has been extended to 2016. This allows Yoigo to continue to offer mobile voice services throughout all Spain.

Telefónica will gain access to Yoigo’s 4G network. Yoigo was the first operator in Spain to announce the launch of 4G services -- beginning with Madrid in July.  Telefónica will be able to use Yoigo’s access network over 1800 MHz, allowing it to offer its customers ultra-fast 4G mobile broadband services under its Movistar brand.

Yoigo's 4G networkuses 2x10 MHz in 1800 MHz.  The rollout is expected to reach 48% of the population by the end of the year, which means bringing 4G to all cities with more than 70,000 inhabitants, making it the largest 4G network announced to date in Spain. To reach the speed permitted by 4G access, the agreement includes the use of Telefónica's transport network. To do this, Yoigo will contract new transmission capabilities from Telefónica, extending the agreement previously signed by the two companies.

Telefónica said it goal remain to build its own 4G network once the 800 MHz frequencies it was awarded in 2011, along with 2600 MHz and 900 MHz, are available, which represented an investment of around €900 million.

The agreement includes the commercial distribution of Telefónica’s fixed services by Yoigo. This enables Yoigo to offer its customers an integrated fixed mobile service - a service package of voice and fixed broadband with one or more mobile lines, including the subscription fee, at a fixed price and with one invoice only. The integrated product, which Yoigo will be able to commercialize in all its sales channels, will include its own mobile services and Telefonica’s fixed services of voice and broadband, both ADSL and fiber.

In addition, Yoigo and Telefónica will sell mobile towers to Abertis Telecom.  The agreement is expected to be carried out in the fourth quarter of 2013.  Abertis acquiring at least 4,227 passive infrastructures from these operators for €385 million.  Albertis will upgrade most and dismantle those that overlap.
After this acquisition, Telefónica and Yoigo's equipment will be hosted on the same infrastructures. Yoigo expects to generate EUR 60-70 million, helping it to reduce future operating costs.

http://www.telefonica.com
http://www.teliasonera.com
http://www.abertistelecom.com/es/

Friday, July 5, 2013

Estonia's EMT Picks Ericsson for 800 MHz LTE

EMT, a mobile operator in Estonia that is part of the TeliaSonera group, has rolled out LTE using a new 800 MHz license, nearly doubling the geographic footprint of its 4G network, which now covers 95% of the country.  Ericsson delivered the 800MHz LTE network as a turnkey project in only two weeks.

Valdo Kalm, CEO at EMT, says: "Now, 95 percent of Estonia is geographically covered by our LTE network, which is very good news for our subscribers. Over 30 percent of our mobile-broadband subscribers have already opted for an LTE plan, and now we’re bringing that option to people in the other half of the country. Together with Ericsson, we were the first to launch LTE in Estonia in 2010. Our close relationship with Ericsson made it possible to roll out the new bandwidth quickly, so our customers could start enjoying LTE services throughout the nation."

Ericsson provided the supply of radio network equipment, the upgrade and expansion of Packet Core to Evolved Packet Core, rollout, integration and deployment services.  Financial terms were not disclosed.


Monday, June 17, 2013

TeliaSonera Appoints President and CEO

TeliaSonera named Johan Dennelind as its new President and CEO. He comes to TeliaSonera from the Vodacom Group where he held the position as CEO Vodacom International based in South Africa. He started his telecommunications career as a trainee with Telia AB. Between 1999 and 2010 he held various positions in Telenor, including two years as CEO of Digi Telecommunications.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

TeliaSonera International Carrier Extends Infinera Infrastructure into Europe

TeliaSonera International Carrier, which has previously deployed Infinera's DTN-X platform across its North American network, is now extending the rollout of Infinera equipment in its European network.  The first route is Stockholm-to-Hamburg, one of the busiest on its European network.

TSIC, which operates a wholly owned fiber optic network connecting 200 Point of Presence (PoPs)) across Europe, North America and Asia, said it chose Infinera in part for the speed in configuring bandwidth for new customers, some of whom are asking for large bandwidth configurations to ready in a matter of days. The Infinera platform has helped TSIC win new customers by its rapid provisioning.

"Stockholm to Hamburg is an important network route for us both for delivering services to our Nordic and Baltic end-users and for being part of the global long haul routes Europe-Russia and Europe-overland to Asia," said Erik Hallberg, President of TSIC. "Our experience in North America is that Infinera gives us a competitive edge by enabling us to use time as a weapon to deliver 10 GbE and 100 GbE services faster than the competition. We look forward to expanding our Intelligent Transport Network into Europe with Infinera.

http://teliasoneraic.com
http://www.infinera.com


  • In November 2011, TeliaSonera International Carrier and Infinera performed the world's first terabit trial in California based on DTN-X equipment.
  • In August 2012, TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) and Hibernia formed a strategic partnership for global media distribution. Under the deal, Hibernia Media will acquire TSIC's MediaConnect business, while TSIC's  fiber backbone will form the core of the new network.
  • In July 2012, TeliaSonera International Carrier comfirmed deployment of a new 100G DWDM overlay network across Europe based on Nokia Siemens Networks' hiT7300 platform. 


Monday, May 13, 2013

TeliaSonera International Carrier Launches One of the World's Largest IPX Platforms


TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) announced the launch of TeliaSonera IPX running over its 100G, fiber backbone with 200 Points of Presence (PoPs) worldwide.

Available to both TeliaSonera group and external operators, at launch it carries TSIC’s roaming and signaling portfolio and VoIPX. This will be supplemented with LTE signaling services later in 2013 and a comprehensive suite of additional IPX services to follow.
 
"Once people experience higher quality, they won’t be willing to go back. IPX is crucial to meeting the growing demands of mobile customers," says Veysel Aral, President of TeliaSonera Eurasia. "This is an important launch and shows TeliaSonera’s commitment to quality."

http://www.teliasoneraic.com

See also