Telia delivers mobile solution to ABB

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Telia delivers mobile solution to ABB Telia (SSE: TLIA) has signed an agreement with ABB covering the provision of mobile services and mobile traffic. The agreement also includes a solution enabling the integration of fixed and mobile telephony. The three-year agreement is valued at more than SEK 150 million. Telia and ABB have developed a business solution and technical platform making it possible to integrate fixed line and mobile telephony service at ABB companies in Sweden. Today, ABB uses about 10,000 mobile handsets in its Swedish operations and many ABB employees use two telephones, one mobile and one ordinary fixed line handset. With the functionality of the new mobile solution, mobile users only need a mobile handset, which also lets them utilise all the facilities and features of a PBX. ABB has operations at close to 300 locations in Sweden and many employees have to travel long distances. Good mobile coverage and capacity is therefore crucial for ABB to take care of its customers. In addition to making the phones user-friendlier, the solution also allows more efficient cost control and easier administration for ABB. In the new system, private calls can also be billed separately on a special invoice sent directly to the home addresses of employees. - The technical solution has been tested at ABB's new business centre in Häggvik, outside Stockholm, with excellent results, says Anders Gylder, President of Telia Sweden, who looks forward to collaborating further with ABB. - We both share the same goal to create solutions providing mutual benefits. Mobile applications enable us to develop business further and together with ABB we will be starting up a number of exciting projects this spring, ends Anders Gylder. For further information journalists can contact: Gunnar Flinta, Sales Manager, Telia Sweden, +46 70 269 39 99. Torbjörn Larsson, Press Manager, Telia Sweden, +46 8 713 58 30. Cautionary Disclaimer/Legend The combination of Sonera and Telia will be implemented through an exchange offer being made by Telia to all shareholders of Sonera. The contents of this document are neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Telia. Any offer in the United States will only be made through a prospectus which is part of a registration statement on Form F-4 which Telia filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on October 1, 2002. Sonera shareholders who are U.S. persons or are located in the United States are urged to carefully review the registration statement on Form F-4, the prospectus included therein and other documents relating to the offer that Telia has filed or will file with the SEC because these documents contain important information relating to the offer. You are also urged to read the related solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 that was filed by Sonera with the SEC on October 1, 2002 regarding the offer. You may obtain a free copy of these documents at the SEC's web site at You may also inspect and copy the registration statement on Form F-4, as well as any documents incorporated by reference therein, and the Schedule 14D-9 at the public reference room maintained by the SEC at 450 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information about the public reference room. These documents may also be obtained free of charge by contacting Telia AB, Investor Relations, SE-123 86 Farsta, Sweden. Attention: External Communications or Investor Relations (tel: +46 8 7137143, or Sonera Corporation, Teollisuuskatu 15, P.O. Box 106, FIN-00051 SONERA, Finland. Attention: Investor Relations (tel: +358 20401). YOU SHOULD READ THE PROSPECTUS AND THE SCHEDULE 14D-9 CAREFULLY BEFORE MAKING A DECISION CONCERNING THE OFFER. Telia is the Nordic leader in telecommunications. Over the past year, we have streamlined the Group, focusing our core businesses making the company more flexible. Our four core businesses are: Mobile communications, Broadband and Internet, Fixed networks and International carrier operations. Telia is listed on Stockholmsbörsen. Sales Jan-Sep 2002 totaled MSEK 42,727 (42,226) and the number of employees was 16,244 (22,509). Sales 2001 totaled MSEK 57,196 and the number of employees was 17,149. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download: