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eTelcharge.com Launches New Web Site
DESOTO, Texas, Feb. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- eTelcharge.com, Inc. (ETLC) (Pink Sheets:ETLC) today announced the launch of a new web site that is complete with full multimedia using streaming video and dynamic content. "The new face of eTelcharge allows more functionality and user interaction," stated Hammond Burke, Independent Web Consultant of COCBN Productions. "The new web site certainly reflects forward steps made by the company to increase engagement with the market, while providing more information." The new web site should facilitate faster support and customer feed back compared with the former eTelcharge web site. The new site maintains the former site's address of www.etelcharge.com
Skanska to Replace Utilities in London for About SEK 2.6 Billion
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Skanska has secured an alliance contract to replace some 3,200 kilometers of gas distribution mains in the North London area. The Skanska joint venture's share of the contract is valued at GBP 400 million, approximately SEK 5.2 billion, of which Skanska's share is SEK 2.6 billion. The customer is Transco Plc, a subsidiary of National Grid Transco (NGT).
TeliaSonera Finland contests Elisa's claim for compensation
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- TeliaSonera Finland Oyj has been informed that Elisa Mobile Services Ltd has filed a claim for restitution and damages with the Helsinki District Court concerning mobile communications interconnection fees. Elisa requires that TeliaSonera Finland refund the interconnection fees that TeliaSonera Finland Oyj, during the period of January 1, 1997 and 31.8.2001, has charged, according to Elisa's allegation, applying overpricing of mobile networks contrary to law. The lump-sum amount of the claim adds up to approximately EUR 300 million of which the restitution claim represents EUR 116.3 million.
Metro: 2004 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results Conference Call
BERTRANGE, Luxembourg, Feb. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Metro International S.A. ("Metro"), the international newspaper group, today announced that it will announce its financial results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended 31 December 2004 on Tuesday, 15 February at 1:00 pm (CET). The company will host a conference call to present the results at 3:00 pm (CET). The call will also be webcast on Metro's website at www.metro.lu.
Terraplay Systems AB
Terraplay Systems Appoints Sven Halling as New CEO
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sven Halling, the former CEO of It's Alive, a leading Swedish mobile game developer responsible for such successful multiplayer titles as "Botfighters", has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Terraplay Systems. It's Alive merged last year with Daydream, a publicly traded Swedish games publisher. Sven also has long international experience in mobile infrastructure and service platform sales.
TeliaSonera Sweden's Damage Update Regarding the Storm in Southern Sweden
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- As the storm winds hit parts of Southern Sweden on January 8, the fixed-line telephones of many of our customers stopped working. At worst, nearly 300,000 customers in the affected area were without a telephone connection. Today -- over a month after the storm -- approximately 15,000 fixed-line telephones are still out of order. Mobile telephones, however, have been working normally in the area for several weeks now.