Telia Carrier

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Telia Carrier
HeadquartersSolna, Stockholm, Sweden
Area served
Europe, Asia, Americas
Key people
Staffan Göjeryd (CEO)
ProductsInternational wholesale telecommunications and IP services
Number of employees
~ 450 (end 2014)[1]
ParentTelia Company
Primary ASN1299
Traffic Levels1 Tbps+[2]

Telia Carrier, formerly named TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), is an international provider of telecommunication services based in Solna, Sweden. It is wholly owned by Telia Company, the largest telecommunications group in the Nordic and Baltic regions. It 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, Telia was the second largest carrier in the world.[3]


The core business of Telia Carrier is to provide fiber-based telecommunications services and infrastructure. The company is an IP connectivity supplier globally and the largest in Europe.[4][not in citation given] It also provides services to broadcast media, education and online gaming companies.

The company owns and operates a large fiber network, which has 131 points of presence spread across 69 cities in 19 countries as of June 2017.[5] 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[6] and Rostelecom,[7] the content providers Facebook,[8] Populis,[9] TwitchTV,[10] Activision Blizzard,[11] and the content delivery networks CDNetworks.[12][13] In May 2012, Telia Carrier announced it had been selected to build and manage a pan-European optical network for Facebook.[14] 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.

First terabit optical trial[edit]

In November 2011 Telia Carrier and Infinera announced completion of the world's first Terabit optical transmission based on 500Gbit/s 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 300Gbit/s production capacity.

Corporate community support[edit]

Since 2008, Telia 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]


  1. ^ "Annual and Sustainability Report 2014" (PDF). TeliaSonera. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 May 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  2. ^ "PeeringDB".
  3. ^ "A Baker's Dozen, 2014 Edition". Dyn Research. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  4. ^ "The Internet Intelligence Authority". Renesys. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Peering Networks Detailed View". 29 June 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
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  8. ^ Wauters, Robin (14 May 2012). "TeliaSonera To Build Facebook's New Pan-European Optical Network". Retrieved 13 October 2013.
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