Telia closes a 17 million Euros deal with FirstMark

Telia closes a 17 million Euros deal with FirstMark Telia International Carrier has signed a 12-year agreement with UK based operator FirstMark. Under the contract, which is valued to be approximately 17 Million Euros. FirstMark leases fibre optic capacity site space and maintenance from Telia. In the agreement, FirstMark Communication S.A. leases fibre in Europe for its German subsidiary LambdaNet Communications. Telia IC provides LambdaNet with fibre connecting six countries - Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France, Germany and Austria. Also, LambdaNet leases space in Telia's repeater stations. The contract will be valid starting January 1, 2001. Under the contract, Telia International Carrier purchases a 10Gbit/s network connecting 12 German cities. This network complements and tightens Telia International Carrier´s existing German backbone, which in total will cover 23 German cities. For further information please contact: Mark Vadasz, Public Relations Manager, Telia International Carrier Phone: +46 8 713 33 26, +46 70 360 95 94 e-mail: mark.m.vadasz@telia.se, www.telia.com. About Telia International Carrier Telia's wholly owned subsidiary, Telia International Carrier, provides IP, Capacity, Voice and Infrastructure services. Today, the company is the leading European carrier of transatlantic IP traffic to the USA. Its wholly owned multi-fibre optic network - the Viking Network - provides high capacity bandwidth and offers end-to-end connectivity round the world. The network is a giant investment-intensive venture designed to expand Telia International Carrier to cover Scandinavia, Europe and the USA by 2001. The infrastructure in Europe is designed as a multi-duct network connecting all significant cities with communication, supporting IP, Voice and Data. By the end of 2001, the network will cover 40,000 route kilometres throughout Europe and the USA, connecting 50 major cities. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/20/20001220BIT00790/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/20/20001220BIT00790/bit0002.pdf

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