Teleca Chosen by 3/Sweden to Implement their 3G Network Operations Support System

MALMO, SWEDEN


MALMO, Sweden, Feb. 5, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Today Teleca (Stockholm:TELCb) was selected to install and integrate 3's Network Information System.

The system will ensure the efficient operation of 3's new 3G network. Teleca was previously chosen by 3 to provide a solution for planning, supervision and service provisioning. New functions will now be added to this for handling alarms and trouble ticketing.

"We're building a high-quality mobile network that will help enrich people's lives by providing a complete range of mobile multimedia services, so it's very important that we have an efficient network of the highest quality," said Jorgen Askeroth, CTO at 3. "We strive to establish long-term relationships with selected suppliers, such as Teleca."

The solution in question is based on a service assurance product from Micromuse, which ensures the efficient handling of alarms and assures the quality of services, and a trouble-ticketing product from Remedy, via Teleca's partner Syscom, that manages fault-registration processes and task handling.

"The collaboration with 3 is important to Teleca and we're very pleased about the confidence 3 is showing in giving us total responsibility for implementing the operations support system. We've been fostering good relations with most of the leading suppliers of OSS products for a long time now, and we attach great importance to making sure we continuously follow developments and help drive them forward. This has led to us becoming one of the leaders in operations support system in the Nordic market," said Johan Strid, President at Teleca OSS AB.

For further information, contact:


 Johan Strid, President
 Teleca OSS AB
 phone +46-406 659 276
 mobile +46-703 791 061

 Thomas Pantzar, Executive Vice President
 Teleca AB
 phone +46-31 744 80 10
 mobile +46-703 79 18 30

Teleca is a European consulting group focused on new technology and R&D. Our business concept is to strengthen our customer's market position and time-to-market. This is achieved by providing professional teams with specialist technical expertise, working in partnership with development-intensive companies world-wide. The group has more than 2,300 employees in 15 countries with a strong presence in the Nordic region, U.K., and France. Teleca is quoted on the Attract40 list of Stockholmsborsen. www.teleca.com.

About 3:

3s ambition is to become the leader in the Scandinavian market for mobile multimedia. In Sweden and Denmark 3 is owned by Hutchison Whampoa (60%) and Investor AB (40%), who both have solid networks with industry track records worldwide. 3 is totally devoted to the next generation of mobile communication. Through Hutchison Whampoa 3 have a global reach with 3G-licenses in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Please stay in touch and visit www.tre.se.

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