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News Release
27 May 2002-London

Damovo and Telia International Carrier (Telia IC) have entered into a Global Business Partnership authorising Damovo as a Communications Services Provider, and Systems Integration Partner of Telia IC. This will see Damovo and Telia IC providing a full range of services under a Damovo Managed Services umbrella.

This business partnership will enable Damovo to provide its corporate customers with a full range of services including managed voice to managed IP VPN. The agreement has been created to allow the partners to meet the marketplace’s requirements for cost, reliability and the actual communication services needed.

Damovo is a global services company delivering world-class corporate communications, supported by a consultative approach to its international client base consisting of over 26,000 organisations. Operating as a provider of communications solutions, Damovo does not have its own product R&D department, a move designed to allow it to provide customers with best in class products from other manufacturers.

“In considering who we would partner with in this space, we looked for stability, ability to innovate, a comparable culture and a commitment to the customer. Telia is established, solid, and has a network which is capable and provides the reach we need,” says Pearse Flynn CEO, Damovo. “In terms of co-operation and willingness to drive business, Telia International Carrier was a natural selection.”

Telia IC has an extensive wholly-owned multi-fibre optic network - the Viking Network – which provides high capacity bandwidth and offers end-to-end connectivity around the world. Telia IC produces and sells services within infrastructure, local services, netcapacity, voice and IP to a growing customer segment for international wholesales.

"In our view Damovo has taken a unique non-box approach to solving corporate customers’ communications needs,” says Erik Heilborn CEO, of Telia International Carrier. “This position, tied in with a Damovo Managed Services package backed by the Telia IC IP backbone and network services, is a powerful proposition for corporate customers looking for an unbiased approach to solving real business communications issues."

About Telia International Carrier

Telia's wholly owned subsidiary, Telia International Carrier, provides IP, Capacity, Voice, Infrastructure services and carrier neutral colocation solutions. Today, the company is one of the leading European carriers of transatlantic IP traffic to the USA.

It’s 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 investment-intensive venture expanding Telia International Carrier throughout Scandinavia, Europe and the USA. The infrastructure in Europe is designed as a multi-duct network connecting all significant cities with communication, supporting IP, Voice and Data. The network covers approximately 40,000 route kilometres throughout Europe and the USA, connecting 50 major cities through 120 points of presence.

Telia is the Nordic leader in communications. Over the past year, we have streamlined the Group, focusing our core businesses and making the company more flexible. Our four core businesses are: Mobile communications, Internet services, International carrier operations and fixed network operations.

Telia is listed on Stockholmsbörsen. Sales 2001 totaled MSEK 57,196 and the number of employees was 17,149.

Visit Telia at http://www.telia.com

For further information about Telia International Carrier please contact:
Communication Director Magnus Nerell at +46 8 713 33 41

About Damovo SA

Damovo is a global services company delivering world-class corporate communications.
Through consultancy, design, implementation and management, Damovo delivers advanced business solutions in the following areas: mobile solutions, voice enabled solutions, enterprise relationship management, managed services, data and converged networks and E-Collaboration.
Damovo's portfolio of solutions combines best-of-breed technology from the world's leading suppliers.
Damovo employs over 2,600 staff, with an annual turnover of nearly EUR1bn and 18 offices worldwide across Europe, Latin America and Australasia.

Damovo has a blue chip client list of over 26,000 international organizations from the worlds of Government, Banking, Public Services, Utilities, and Healthcare.

Principal territories for Damovo are: Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy and the UK. In addition Damovo has operations in Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and Venezuela.

Damovo was launched in September 2001 following Apax Partners' investment of US0 million for 80% of Ericsson Enterprise direct sales and service operations.

Damovo has been named as the Jordan Grand Prix official business communications partner.

Visit Damovo at http://www.damovo.com

For further information about Damovo please contact:

Richard Cook, big PR
T: +44 (0) 207 229 8827
E: richard.cook@biggroup.co.uk







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