December 14, 2006
TeliaSonera International Carrier selects HP and IXEurope to serve the growing online gaming market with complete networking services.
TeliaSonera International Carrier is Europe's largest IP carrier, and the deal with HP and IXEurope will enable the company to deliver complete networking services. Customers can now rely on TeliaSonera International Carrier for outsourcing advanced, high quality gaming platforms and tailor made solutions designed to meet their individual needs for their Internet access, hardware, high density co-location and server management.
“Customers are in pursuit of the best online gaming experience, and we are aware of the diverse nature of their needs and priorities,” says Vlad Ihora, responsible for the Gaming Community. “Working with HP and IXEurope means we will be able to provide complete solutions for our customers, enabling the best gaming experience possible. This is a firm and decisive step for us as we look to become the provider of choice to the online gaming industry.”
Rolf Hjelte, principal, Managed Services at HP Sweden said, “Providing TeliaSonera International Carrier's Global Gaming Community team with a global offer, primarily on extensive server operations in any desired location, will help drive them to the forefront of the online gaming industry. Having continual access to HP's services means the Global Gaming Community team will have more time to focus on creating the industry's most advanced gaming platforms.”
“We are very pleased to join TeliaSonera International Carrier by providing specialized high density co-location solutions for the rapidly growing online gaming industry”, comments Michael Winterson, Vice President Sales IXEurope. “Both companies share a passion for quality and are targeting a key growth area in the Internet industry.”
IXEurope is one of Europe's fastest growing providers of datacentre services. Its principal activities include primary datacentre services, hosting infrastructure and business continuity solutions.
IXEurope works with enterprise and internet customers to provide resilient datacentre infrastructure to house their IT systems far more cost-effectively than through in-house provision. The benefits include optimised IT performance, improved systems availability and reduced corporate risk through improved regulatory compliance. By continually focusing on quality, IXEurope also gives clients exceptional service levels and on-site access to a high level of technical expertise.
With award winning datacentre facilities in key European cities, broad technology expertise and a proven track record, IXEurope provides solutions that give customers the confidence that their operations are protected. The Company has over 450 customers in the enterprise, internet and networking markets including Merrill Lynch, Deutsche B�rse Systems AG, Network Rail and France Telecom.
Founded in 1998, IXEurope was listed on the London Stock Exchange in April 2006.
For more information please visit the website at www.ixeurope.com
About TeliaSonera International Carrier
TeliaSonera International Carrier is the leading European provider of quality, cross-border voice, IP and capacity services. We have a 20,000 km European network and 18,000 km fiber-based trans-American network. TeliaSonera International Carrier is a wholly owned subsidiary to the TeliaSonera Group. Please visit our website http://www.teliasoneraic.com for more information.
For further information journalists can contact:
Kristina L�ng, Press Officer, TeliaSonera International Carrier, through TeliaSonera Press Service, tel 46-8-713 58 30
Forward Looking Statements
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