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28 November, 2005

GTS CE wins Capacity magazine’s Carrier of the Year award for Central and Eastern Europe

On November 21st 2005 at Capacity Europe 2005 in Amsterdam, Capacity magazine announced GTS CE as the winner of its annual “Best CEE Wholesale Provider” award. The judging panel included senior representatives from Yankee Group, Ovum, Atlantic-ACM and Capacity magazine’s Editor-in-Chief and Editor.

The award, won against significant competition from both alternative and incumbent carriers, was given to GTS CE in recognition of its increasingly clear leadership position in the telecom sector for Central and Eastern Europe. ‘The judges liked GTS Central Europe’s strategy of acquisition and network investment, such that GTS CE is a strong competitor to incumbents in Central and Eastern Europe’ said Mark Kemp, Capacity’s CEO.

GTS CE boasts an extensive regional infrastructure inclusive of a large number of fully integrated national and local metropolitan area networks and collocation facilities. GTS CE continues to deepen its commercial and geographic footprint through organic investment in network and a strategy of regional consolidation. GTS CE’s consolidation strategy has resulted in the acquisition of two national heavy weight alternative carriers, Aliatel of the Czech and Slovak Republics and most recently Energis of Poland.

‘The additions have added depth to the GTS CE network, products and customer base giving GTS CE unrivalled regional scale with revenues now topping 300 million Euros’ said Tamás Polgár, GTS CE’s CEO. ‘This award validates our strategy, and provides further evidence of our growing importance to the Central and Eastern European telecommunications service industry. We think highly of Capacity magazine’s accolade, as the publication is one of the most respected journals for the global wholesale telecommunications sector.

Further focused expansion within the niche region of Central and Eastern Europe is likely from this exciting and rapidly expanding infrastructure based carrier.

About GTS CE

GTS CE is a full service provider of integrated telecommunications solutions for those countries of Central and Eastern Europe lying between Frankfurt and Istanbul. It provides fixed voice, data, IP (Internet Protocol), MPLS and broadband services to business and residential customers, as well as services to other telecoms carriers, mobile operators and providers of content, applications and internet services. GTS CE enjoys network to network interfaces in Vienna, Frankfurt and London with many of the global carriers for both simple and complex data, voice and network solutions. GTS’s primary countries of operation are Czech, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania with network extensions and local partnerships into the neighbouring countries of the Ukraine, Baltic States, Bulgaria, Russia, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Moldova and Turkey.

About the Capacity Magazine Global Wholesale Telecommunications Awards

The Capacity Magazine Global Wholesale Telecommunications Awards have been created to recognise market players who, through applying effective techniques and strategies to their wholesale businesses, have established themselves at the forefront of the wholesale telecoms industry.

The awards focus on the business techniques needed for innovation and success in the rapidly evolving wholesale market. The judging panel comprises Capacity’s senior editorial staff and a range of senior industry analysts.

For more information

For more information about GTS CE please visit our website: or contact or marketing and press relations representatives

Tereza Vrankova – GTS Novera ( Czech) – 420-296-157-111
Nipun Gupta – GTS Energis (Poland)– 48-22-458-8000
Krisztina Hamon – GTS Datanet ( Hungary) - 36-1-814-4100
Jana Vyskocova - GTS Slovakia ( Slovakia ) – 421-5778-1223
Cristian Copilau - GTS Telecom ( Romania ) – -40-740-55-44-04

This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of GTS Central Europe in the following categories: Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit