HiQ reviewing operators UMTS licence applications on behalf of the Swedish National Post and Telecom Agency

HiQ reviewing operators' UMTS licence applications on behalf of the Swedish National Post and Telecom Agency HiQ has been assigned to review the operators' licence applications for the UMTS standard on behalf of the Swedish National Post and Telecom Agency (Post- och telestyrelsen - PTS). UMTS licenses are much sought after on the telecoms market by operators. In the autumn, many of the Nordic countries will be selecting licence candidates. In Sweden, four licenses will be issued in September. PTS, which is responsible for the selection process, has appointed HiQ to produce an analysis of the various applications. "UMTS is a technology that enables third generation mobile telephony systems to have better bandwidth in the air. A mobile world requires fast, secure routes if communication is to work. Without smoothly running communication, all new services cannot be used effectively. The business benefits of the technology must be in focus," says Lars Stugemo, CEO, HiQ International. HiQ will be reviewing the license applications from both a technical and commercial viewpoint. "HiQ's consultants have been working with mobile communications and mobile data for over 10 years. Thanks to working with suppliers, operators and users, we have a longstanding experience of both the technology and the business," Stugemo concludes. For further information, please contact: Lars Stugemo, CEO, HiQ International, tel: +46 8 588 90 000 HiQ is the IT and management consultancy focusing on high-tech solutions within telecoms, the mobile Internet and simulation technology. Formed in 1992, the company is now a leader in these fields and the Nordic region is its domestic market. The Group's turnover in 1999 was SEK 223 million and it employs 330 people in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. HiQ is listed on the OM Stockholm Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit our web site at www.hiq.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/2000/08/10/20000810BIT00090/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/08/10/20000810BIT00090/bit0002.pdf

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