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Bandwidth On The Tyco Global Network's Trans-Atlantic Cable Complements Existing Capacity

MORRISTOWN, N.J. - May 19, 2004 --

Tyco Telecommunications, a leading provider of international wholesale capacity, managed services and telecom equipment space on the Tyco Global Network (TGN), announced today that it has signed a contract for a 10Gb/s Trans-Atlantic Wavelength with TeliaSonera International Carrier, the leading carrier of Internet Protocol (IP) traffic in the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions, and fully owned by the TeliaSonera Group. Under the terms of the agreement, Tyco Telecommunications will provide the high bandwidth circuit on TGN to support TeliaSonera International Carrier's increasing volume of voice, data and Internet traffic between Europe and the United States.
The high-capacity 10Gb/s circuit was provisioned to connect TeliaSonera International Carrier's facility in London, with its U.S. Point of Presence (PoP) in New York City and is interconnected with TeliaSonera International Carrier's other international circuits and PoPs. Tyco Telecommunications has provisioned the bandwidth on its TGN Trans-Atlantic cable, which connects New York City, and Wall, NJ in the U.S. with London, UK.

"TeliaSonera International Carrier selected Tyco Telecommunications based on TGN's ability to provide a robust and scaleable high bandwidth Trans- Atlantic / European solution that could be easily integrated with our existing capacity," stated Jean-Claude Geha, head of Networks at TeliaSonera International Carrier. "The TGN solution provides us with reliability, diversity and commercial flexibility."

"We are pleased to have another world-class carrier, like TeliaSonera International Carrier, select TGN for their Trans-Atlantic and European connectivity needs," states Eric Handa, Tyco Telecommunications' Executive Director of Capacity Sales -- EMEA North. "The ability of TGN to provide our customers with high Quality of Service, physical network diversity and commercial flexibility remains one of our strengths in today's competitive market. TeliaSonera International Carrier joins a wide range of Telecom, Data and Enterprise clients transporting traffic on our Trans-Atlantic cable network at levels ranging from 155Mbs to multiple 10Gbs. We remain committed to satisfying the current and future global bandwidth needs of TGN customers around the globe."

About Tyco Telecommunications

Tyco Telecommunications, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, is one of the world's largest providers of advanced global broadband communication solutions. The company sells secure city-to-city capacity services on its global fiber optic network -- Tyco Global Network (TGN), which connects key telecom and business markets in Asia, Europe and the USA. Tyco Telecommunications offers a portfolio of global wholesale capacity services to carriers, ISPs, content providers and other broadband service providers. They are also the world's only fully integrated supplier of transoceanic optical networks. For more information on Tyco Telecommunications, visit

About Tyco Electronics

Tyco Electronics is one of the major business segments of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC, LSE: TYI, BSX: TYC). Tyco Electronics is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a world leader in cutting-edge wireless, active fiber optic and complete power systems technologies; and is also rapidly developing extensive networking and building technology installation services. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well-known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, OneSource Building Technologies, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack, Simel and TDI Batteries.

Facts about TeliaSonera International Carrier

TeliaSonera International Carrier provides wholesale international IP, Capacity and Voice services to selected high volume destinations in Europe and across the Atlantic. Services are based on TeliaSonera International Carrier's wholly owned European and trans-Atlantic networks. As well as owning one of the largest network footprints in Europe, TeliaSonera International Carrier also has peering points in the US. TeliaSonera International Carrier is the leading carrier of IP and Voice traffic in the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions, and has extensive reach into Eastern Europe. TeliaSonera International Carrier is a company fully owned by the TeliaSonera Group. For more information, visit 
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