TeliaSonera Sweden signs agreement with Swedbank

TeliaSonera Sweden signs agreement with Swedbank Swedbank (FöreningsSparbanken) and the independent savings banks in Sweden have chosen TeliaSonera to provide a new communications platform comprising data networks, fixed and mobile telephony, connections for telephony, and service contracts. The agreement is for a three-year period. Swedbank and the independent savings banks have 825 branch offices in Sweden, making them one of the absolute biggest customers for telephony service in Sweden. The banks previously used different providers for telephony and data communications, but with the new agreement, they will buy all their services from TeliaSonera Sweden. Swedbank's current datacom solution will be migrated to a modern functional environment based on MPLS technology, which supports IP telephony, among other applications. "We are naturally very pleased to have won one of the biggest customers in the Swedish market," says Dan Strömberg, head of Corporate Global Accounts at TeliaSonera. "TeliaSonera offers attractive prices for telephony and provides excellent network coverage for mobile telephony. We're now purchasing a complete packaged solution from TeliaSonera instead of buying individual services from different operators," says Gert Engman, Vice President and CIO at Swedbank. For further information journalists can contact: Lars Joelsson, TeliaSonera's Press Office, phone +46 8 713 58 30. TeliaSonera is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic regions. At the end of December 2003 TeliaSonera had 11,957,000 mobile customers (37,610,000 incl associated companies) and 8,061,000 fixed customers (9,160,000 incl associated companies) and 1,631,000 internet customers (1,691,000 incl associated companies). Outside the home markets TeliaSonera has extensive interests in the growth markets in Russia, Turkey and Eurasia. TeliaSonera is listed on the Stockholm Exchange, the Helsinki Exchanges and the Nasdaq Stock Market in the USA. Pro forma net sales January-December 2003 amounted to SEK 81.7 billion (EUR 9.01 billion). The number of employees was 26,694. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/02/18/20040218BIT00080/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/02/18/20040218BIT00080/wkr0002.pdf

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