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Hi3G Access opens an office in Gothenburg to commence the rollout of UMTS-infrastructure

Pressmeddelande   •   Maj 31, 2001 16:07 CEST

Hi3G opens a regional office in Gothenburg and builds a local organisation with the task to commence the rollout of UMTS infrastructure in the region.

-The regional office will be crucial in making sure that our services are delivered throughout the region, says Chris Bannister, CEO of Hi3G. The 3G network will combine advanced data services with mobility. Thereby a new medium is created to be used for work and leisure.

Hi3G's regional office in Gothenburg will immediately initiate the process to recruit network implementation specialists and select and hire network implementation consultants with the challenging task of designing, building and operating our UMTS network in the area. The intention is to build the network in close cooperation with local municipalities and to share sites where it is feasible given among other things our ambition to build a high quality network.

For further information:

Niclas Lilja, Director Communications, Hi3G, e-mail: niclas.lilja@hi3gaccess.se

Telephone: +46 708 45 70 90

Jon Short, Acting Regional Manager Gothenburg, Hi3G, e-mail: jon.short@hi3gaccess.se

Telephone: +46 31 745 01 88, Cellular: +46 708 45 70 14, Fax: +46 31 745 0010
Hi3G Access AB, Lilla Bommen 6, 411 04 Göteborg, Sweden
or visit www.hi3gaccess.se

Hi3G is aiming to become Sweden's leading 3G-operator with innovative services and a high quality network. Our strength lies in the fact that we are a pure 3G company, with no baggage from old technologies such as GSM. Hi3G is a holder of a Swedish national UMTS-licence and is open for commercial co-operation. We expand rapidly supported by our owners, Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. (60%) and Investor AB (40%), who have a strong commitment and a solid network and industry track record worldwide. Through the Hutchison Group we are cooperating with holders of 3G-licences in Australia, Austria, Italy, and the UK. Hi3G will provide Sweden with full population coverage by the end of 2003. Please stay in touch and visit our site at www.hi3gaccess.se.