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Thursday, September 23, 2004 5:42PM IST (12:12PM GMT)
 
(BW)(CA-INFONET-SERVICES-CORP)(IN)
Infonet Delivers a New Global Managed Network for Flakt Woods
Partners with TeliaSonera to Implement an Infonet IP VPN with Managed Internet and Firewalls for More Than 3,200 Employees in 30 Countries
 
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Infonet Services Corporation (NYSE:IN), a leading provider of global communications services for multinationals, along with TeliaSonera, the distributor of Infonet services in the Nordic region, today announced the completion of a new global IP VPN for Flakt Woods, a leading provider of industrial ventilation products and services.

Recently Flakt, previously owned by the ABB Group, merged with Woods, creating a need for a new unified corporate data network. With close to 3,200 employees and operations in more than 30 countries, Flakt Woods required a reliable global communications provider to manage its wide area network (WAN) and international Lotus Notes mail system.

Infonet and its local distributor TeliaSonera were chosen to deliver a joint IP VPN solution, complemented by managed Internet access and CheckPoint(TM)-based firewalls for more than 70 of Flakt Woods' sites.

This new WAN allows Flakt Woods to connect their 30 sites throughout the Nordic region with the rest of the group's 40 sites around the world. TeliaSonera manages the sites in the Nordic region as well as Flakt Woods' Lotus Notes operation, while Infonet manages the global sites. Through this truly joint solution, Flakt Woods receives seamless customer care and uniform service, and is able to keep their in-house WAN personnel and resources to a minimum.

"We chose TeliaSonera and Infonet because they were able to deliver us a leading-edge IP VPN solution with availability in all of the important regional and international markets where we are present," said Lars J. Sandell, CIO of Flakt Woods.

"As a global corporation, built around the merger of several companies, Flakt Woods needed a stable partner with extensive experience working in other countries," said Mariana Laxen-Payro, managing director of Infonet Svenska AB. "Our expansive global network and award-winning customer care model, combined with TeliaSonera's strong local coverage in the Nordic region, makes for a successful joint solution."

"TeliaSonera is proud to have been selected as the supplier of integrated services for Flakt Woods' Infonet-managed global network," said Gunnar Flinta, vice president corporate global accounts of TeliaSonera. "We look forward to delivering additional value through the upcoming implementation of a collaboration service for Flakt Woods based on Sametime."

About Flakt Woods

Flakt Woods is a leading provider of ventilation products and services for buildings and industry, having developed and manufactured top-quality equipment for industrial air control, ventilation and air conditioning for nearly 100 years. Among their services are applications for industry, tunnels and metros, car parks, hygiene, energy, fire safety, and marine applications, as well as systems for commercial and public buildings. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and is divided into five units operating throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia, including Australia, Africa and Russia, with a turnover of 500 MEUR.

About Infonet

Infonet Services Corporation, known for its quality of service, is a leading provider of managed network communications services for nearly 3,000 multinational entities.

Employing a unique consultative approach, Infonet offers integrated solutions optimizing the complex relationship between enterprise applications and the global network. Extensive project management capabilities are the foundation for the services and solution offerings (broadband, Internet, intranet, multimedia, videoconferencing, wireless/remote access, local provisioning, application and consulting services), positioning Infonet as a single-source partner for multinational entities. In particular, Infonet IP VPN solutions offer multinationals a unique combination of Private and Public IP services, as well as a full set of Managed Security and Mobility Services.

Rated "Best in Class" overall in Telemark's survey of Global Managed Data Network Services, Infonet has also won "Best Customer Care" and "Best Carrier" at the World Communication Awards. Founded in 1970, Infonet owns and operates The World Network(R), accessible from more than 180 countries, and provides local service support in over 70 countries and territories.

Infonet's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "IN." Additional information about the company is available at www.infonet.com.

Safe Harbor Statement: Infonet may have made forward-looking statements in this release. These statements, if any, are based on information available to the company as of the date of this release and Infonet undertakes no duty to update the information to take account of later events. The accuracy of our forward-looking statements will also be affected by the strength of the market for Infonet products and services, competition, the timely transitioning of new business opportunities to Infonet's network, and the effect of currency fluctuation. Investors should bear these risk factors in mind, as well as those elaborated on in Infonet's 10-K, 10-Qs and other recent filings made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These documents are available through the investor relations portion of Infonet's web site at www.infonet.com.

 
 
 
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