The SAAB Group signs general agreement with Utfors

70 IP Ports will provide flexible and more effective communication: The SAAB Group signs general agreement with Utfors "Utfors' IP Port is a high-speed service that provides SAAB with a more effective data and telecommunications solution with the flexibility that SAAB requires", says Roger Sundberg, Group IT Manager at SAAB."We also expect that the solution will provide important savings through simplified administration, fault searching and support, as well as coordination of resources". "We are of course very happy and pleased that SAAB has chosen us as supplier", says Jan Werne, President & CEO of Utfors. "This shows one more time that we can provide a unique, competitive, secure and attractive technical solution. It is important for Utfors to demonstrate that we can fulfil the strict security requirements that a company like SAAB demands". The general agreement between Utfors and SAAB Group includes the delivery of up to seventy IP Ports, which during a three-year period will mean an order value of about SEK 10 million per annum. With Utfors' IP-Ports, SAAB will obtain a technical solution that enables the company to connect all data and tele-traffic via just one connection. This implies that SAAB will obtain Internet access, VPN for data communication, connection to the company's telephone switchboard as well as VPN for telephony. For further information please contact: Jan Werne, President & CEO - tel: +46 (0)8 - 5270 2000 or +46 (0)708 - 48 25 40 jan.werne@utfors.se Markus Boberg, PR Manager - tel: +46 (0)8 - 5270 3016 or +46 (0)708 - 483016 markus.boberg@utfors.se Utfors is the natural Nordic partner for high quality fixed and mobile broadband, Internet and telephony services. Utfors is launching a network with the cutting-edge of global technology, providing unique cost advantages. In this network, Utfors offers companies, public authorities and private individuals revolutionary services that create new opportunities for progress and creativity. Utfors will be linking the 75 largest cities in the Nordic Region with a 7100 km long broadband network. Utfors employs approximately 315 people in Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Uppsala, Gothenburg, Linköping, Helsingborg, Malmö and Överkalix. Utfors AB's principal owners are Norsk Vekst and Litorina Kapital as well as a number of institutional investors. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/26/20010426BIT02080/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/26/20010426BIT02080/bit0001.pdf

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