Energy company Bjäre Kraft signs agreement with Thalamus Networks

Energy company Bjäre Kraft signs agreement with Thalamus Networks The Swedish energy company Bjäre Kraft has signed a three-year-agreement with broadband company Thalamus Networks. Thalamus will deliver broadband Internet and cable TV, and will also build a wide area network and connect it with Thalamus' net. The agreement is worth at least 7,4 MSEK. In addition to this, Thalamus will also operate the installation. Bjäre Kraft has provided energy services to inhabitants of Bjärehalvön, southwest of Sweden, for thirty years. During the last year, the company has been connecting the localities of Bjärehalvön with optofiber, while at the same time installing cables for electricity and pipes for nature gas. "We're proud to have been assigned this important mission", says P-O Andersson, Technical Manager of Thalamus Networks. "When we connect Thalamus' net to Bjäre Kraft's net, all the inhabitants and companies in the town of Båstad will get access to Thalamus' broadband services." Bjäre Kraft is the second energy company which has taken the challenge to, together with Thalamus, connect Sweden to high quality and safe broadband services. "This proves that it is fully possible to offer broad band services at a reasonable price even outside the urban centers", says Håkan Eriksson, CEO of Bjäre Kraft. "Thalamus is known locally and has a good reputation, which implies that this agreement will have a positive impact on the town of Båstad." Thalamus Networks AB (www.thalamus.se) offers Internet access, energy management, portals and telephony. Thalamus® is provided over optical fiber, cable-TV and Ethernet (LAN). Thalamus Networks is listed on the OM Stockholm Stock Exchange's O-list. Net sales are approximately 40 MSEK a year with 40 employees. Bjäre Kraft is a modern energy company in Västra Karup, Bjärehalvön, southwest of Sweden. Bjäre Kraft has provided electricity and heat made from nature gas at competitive prices since 1972, and has 11 500 customers. For more information, please contact Jan Tidelius, CEO Thalamus Networks. Tel +46 86910908, e-mail jan.tidelius@thalamus.se P-O Andersson, Technical Manager Thalamus. Tel +46 431445400, e-mail po.andersson@thalamus.se Håkan Eriksson, CEO Bjäre Kraft. Tel +46 431449901, e-mail hakan.eriksson@bjarekraft.se Stefan Hall, IT Manager Bjäre Kraft. Tel +46 431449912, e-mail stefan.hall@bjarekraft.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/27/20010427BIT00390/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/27/20010427BIT00390/bit0001.pdf

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