TeliaSonera International Carrier delivers IP transit to JANET, the UK education and research network and its 16 million end-users
UKERNA, the UK’s Education and Research Network Association, has selected TeliaSonera International Carrier to be one of its two IP Transit providers for the next two years, potentially extendable for five years. JANET* is the network dedicated to the needs of education and research in the UK. It connects the UK’s education and research organizations to each other, as well as to the rest of the world through links to the global Internet. The JANET network currently serves over 16 million end-users. “TeliaSonera International Carrier was awarded the contract based on the quality of its global IP backbone, solid finances and strong focus on customer service”, says Tim Kidd, UKERNA*. “The excellent reputation that TeliaSonera International Carrier has with other National Research Education Networks across Europe was also a very important factor”. UKERNA will be using the TeliaSonera International Carrier IP network as a means of providing Internet access to the many users of the JANET network. ” This is a very important win for us at TeliaSonera International Carrier ”, says René Timmermans, Head of Sales at TeliaSonera International Carrier. “We have proved that we are capable of satisfying the demanding long-term UKERNA requirements and the deal demonstrates how TeliaSonera International Carrier is a major player in the UK IP Transit marketplace.” * JANET and UKERNA are registered trademarks of the Higher Education Funding Councils for England, Scotland and Wales. About TeliaSonera International Carrier TeliaSonera International Carrier is a global provider of cross-border communications services. We provide innovative solutions that help operators, service providers, content providers, and other large-scale users exploit new business opportunities. We constantly explore new ways for customers to increase profitability, improve quality and cut costs. Through intelligent use of our extensive network and high-quality technology, we deliver a wide range of standardized and customizable services, from bandwidth to advanced IP services. TeliaSonera International Carrier is a company fully owned by the TeliaSonera Group. For more information visit our web site www.teliasoneraic.com Forward-Looking Statements Statements made in the press release relating to future status or circumstances, including future performance and other trend projections are forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of TeliaSonera.