Telia Carrier Wins the 'Global Next Generation Optical Provider Award 2017' at NGON 2017

Stockholm/Nice – 23 June 2017 – Telia Carrier announced that it won the coveted “Global Next Generation Optical Service Provider Award 2017” at this year’s Next Generation Optical Network event that took place from 20-22 June in Nice, France. The award celebrates and recognises innovation and achievements made by service providers in the optical networking industry. As such, Telia Carrier earned the accolade thanks to a range of innovative initiatives it has undertaken over the last couple of years - including the Voyager TIP trial and deployment of Coriant CloudWave technology - and the strong position and impressive growth of its global IP backbone.

Commenting on the prize, Mattias Fridström, Vice President & Chief Evangelist, Telia Carrier, says: “It’s a great honour to have been granted this award. It is a fantastic achievement that reflects all the challenging work undertaken by Telia Carrier and its impressive team of experts. It is also further proof that we are leading the market when it comes to innovation and commitment to providing the best possible services for our customers.”

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Mattias Fridström, Vice President & Chief Evangelist, Telia Carrier, +46-70-6731737,

About Telia Carrier

Telia Carrier owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. Our mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure and services – empowering individuals, businesses and societies to execute their most critical activities. By working close to our customers, we make big ideas happen at the speed of fiber. Discover more at