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Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd.
Work Stoppage at Implats Has Ended
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 31, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The work stoppage at Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) (JSE:Imp) (LSE:Impla) (ADRS:Impuy) has ended, with employees having returned to work with effect from the night shift on 30 March 2003.
Reality Wireless Networks Inc.
Reality Wireless Networks: "The Time is Now for Wi Fi"
CAMPBELL, Calif., March 31, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- "The big players, IBM, Cisco Systems and T-Mobile, are coming into the Wi Fi space, spending marketing money and creating demand for services by the end users," said Reality Wireless' (OTCBB:RWNT) head of Business Development, Rick Ramirez. Ramirez issued this statement intended for current Reality Fixed Wireless subscribers: "The availability and coverage of wireless broadband services are accelerating, and California is leading the way. Network alliances are being formed, increasing coverage and cooperation among service providers, and transforming these disparate entities into robust networks ready to compete with traditional wireline services providers in a true wireless environment. Soon, you'll be able to connect to the Internet without wires in all kinds of places, and it will all start with our target market customers, consumers and small mobile businesses. Big companies are starting to invest sizable resources into Wi-Fi hardware, which we believe marks a turning point for the technology our customers use every day. It's simple -- the more individuals that carry wireless broadband enabled devices, the greater the demand for Wi Fi services will be."
MTG to Broadcast Swedish Public Service TV Channels
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 31, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Modern Times Group MTG AB (Nasdaq:MTGNY) (Stockholm:MTGa), the international media group, today announced that its Viasat Broadcasting division has signed a ground breaking agreement with the Swedish state broadcaster to make the SVT channels available on the Viasat digital pay-TV platform for the first time. The five SVT channels will be broadcast via satellite to all of Viasat's digital basic and premium subscribers in Sweden from Wednesday evening. The agreement runs for five years.
TeliaSonera AB's Subsidiary Sonera Corporation Applies for Delisting of its 1999A Warrant from the Helsinki Exchanges
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 31, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- TeliaSonera AB (LSE:TLSNq) (Other OTC:TLSNF): Sonera Corporation (Other OTC:SNRAY) (Other OTC:SNEAF) (Other OTC:SNRAF) has today submitted the application for removal of its 1999A warrant from the stock exchange list to Helsinki Securities and Derivatives Exchanges, Clearing House Ltd. The Helsinki Exchanges will decide on the removal of the Sonera 1999A warrant from the stock exchange list within approximately a few weeks and announces its decision in a separate notification.
United Online, Inc.
United Online Expands $9.95 NetZero Platinum Internet Access to Hawaii
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, March 31, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD), a leading provider of value-priced Internet access through its NetZero, Juno and BlueLight Internet consumer brands, today announced the availability of NetZero Platinum Internet access service in Hawaii. The expansion of NetZero Platinum to the Hawaiian Islands extends the reach of the service and allows residents as well as visitors to the Islands to access the service through local dial-up access numbers.
Peab's Comment on Summons Application in the Asphalt Cartel Case
FOERSLOEV, Sweden, March 31, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- After a preliminary analysis of the summons application taken out against Peab by the Swedish Competition Authority, the company maintains that it can not rule out participation in asphalt cartels. Peab's position is that participation in cartels must be prevented and counteracted, and legal action taken where such participation occurs. In the course of the civil case that is being brought, Peab will present its own view of the facts and their legal grounds for the company's case.
ASM International NV
ASM Completes Shipment of First ALCVD Batch Furnace to Customer
BILTHOVEN, Netherlands, March 31, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- ASM International N.V. (Nasdaq:ASMI) today announced that its subsidiary, ASM Europe B.V. has shipped its first A4ALD(TM) vertical furnace for Atomic Layer CVD(TM) (ALCVD(TM)) to a customer. The batch ALCVD system was installed and qualification of the first ALCVD process was successfully completed.