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TeliaSonera International Carrier

TeliaSonera International Carrier (sometimes referred to as TSIC) is an international provider of telecommunication services based in Stockholm, Sweden. It is wholly owned by the TeliaSonera Group, the largest telecommunications group in the Nordic and Baltic regions, and is listed on the Stockholm and Helsinki Stock Exchanges. It is a tier 1 network provider, assigned Autonomous System number AS1299. By the end of 2014, TeliaSonera was the second largest carrier in the world.[1]


The core business of TeliaSonera International Carrier is to provide fiber-based telecommunications services and infrastructure. The company is an IP connectivity supplier globally and the largest in Europe.[2][not in citation given] It also provides services to broadcast media, education and online gaming companies.

The company owns and operates a Script error: No such module "Gaps". fiber network, which covers 200 points of presence in cities in 59 countries of Europe, North America and Asia.[3] The network is centrally managed and monitored and optimized from Network Operations Centers 24/7/365.


The company's customer base is mainly wholesale and includes the telecoms service providers ViaSat[4] and Rostelecom,[5] the content providers Facebook,[6] Populis,[7] TwitchTV,[8] Activision Blizzard,[9] and the content delivery networks CDNetworks[10] and Qbrick.[11]In May 2012, TeliaSonera International Carrier announced it had been selected to build and manage a pan-European optical network for Facebook.[12] The multi-terabit optical network will allow Facebook to serve users in Africa, Middle East and Europe from a data center in Luleå, Sweden, near the Arctic Circle.

Awards and recognition

In November 2011, the company won "Best Pan-European Wholesale Offering" at the annual Capacity Awards [13] as well as "Best Wholesale Carrier" at the World Communication Awards (WCA).[citation needed] TeliaSonera International Carrier also received the latter in 2007 and 2009 – and has been a finalist in this category every year since 2005.[citation needed]

In addition, WCA recognized the company for Best Customer Care in 2010 and Best New Service for Child Safeguard, a tool to deny access to websites carrying images of child sexual abuse, in 2009.[citation needed]

In 2011 TeliaSonera International Carrier also won an award at the eco Gala from the Germany ISP industry.[14][not in citation given]

First terabit optical trial

In November 2011 TeliaSonera International Carrier and Infinera announced completion of the world's first Terabit optical transmission based on Script error: No such module "Gaps". super-channels. The demonstration was performed on 1105 km of optical fiber between Los Angeles and San Jose, California. The trial was conducted with elements of the new Infinera DTN-X platform and demonstrated twice the capacity of previous trials by adding a terabit of bandwidth to a route carrying Script error: No such module "Gaps". production capacity.

Corporate community support

Since 2008, TeliaSonera International Carrier has donated free service to the Wikimedia Foundation, being the only global tier 1 carrier to do so, as of February 2012.[citation needed]


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  13. ^ "Capacity magazine Awards 2011". 2011-11-23. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  14. ^ "eco Gala 2011 | eco - Verband der deutschen Internetwirtschaft e.V". 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 

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