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Cisco Carrier Routing System to Be Implemented in TeliaSonera´s IP Next-Generation Network

(PresseBox) (Hallbergmoos , ) Cisco® (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today that TeliaSonera is deploying the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System at the core of its Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) to support exponential multimedia and Internet traffic growth and high-availability business services. TeliaSonera is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic region, with strong positions within mobile communications in Eurasia, Turkey and Russia. The company had a total of 96 million customers in 15 countries in 2006.

The network is designed to meet future capacity demands for the delivery of innovative "multi-play" consumer and enterprise offerings, such as high-definition IPTV and converged fixed-mobile, multimedia IP communications services. The Cisco CRS-1 16-slot systems currently being deployed in Stockholm and in southern Sweden will provide 40 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) routing capability per slot, which will be scalable to 100 Gbps in the future.

The Cisco CRS-1 architecture and Cisco IOS® XR operating system fully supports in-service upgrades, so software maintenance and enhancements and future migrations to a multichassis configuration, providing the potential to increase throughput up to 92 terabits per second, can be completed without any disruption to customer services.

Ove Alm, senior vice president of TeliaSonera, said, "Whether we are delivering mission-critical business services or broadband entertainment services, quality of experience is vital. With the Cisco CRS-1 system, we have a next-generation technology on which we can build our future business."

Chris Dedicoat, president of European Markets at Cisco, added, "TeliaSonera has made customer experience its top priority and put the Cisco CRS-1 systems into its production networks. By consolidating its networks onto one IP NGN platform, not only will TeliaSonera realise savings in operating and capital expenses, but its customers will also be able to enjoy outstanding services at work, at home and on the move."

About TeliaSonera

TeliaSonera is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic region, with strong positions within mobile communications in Eurasia, Turkey and Russia. At the end of 2006, TeliaSonera launched mobile services in Spain. We provide reliable, innovative and easy-to-use services for transferring and packaging voice, images, data, information, transactions and entertainment. In 2006, TeliaSonera´s net sales amounted to SEK 91 billion, and the company had a total of 96 million customers in 15 countries. The TeliaSonera share is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the Helsinki Stock Exchange, and the company is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Simplicity and service are important tools for us in creating profitable growth and value for our customers and shareholders. Read more at www.teliasonera.com.