Gatespace Inc. Appoints Bob Hodges Head of Professional Services and Development Hodges to Manage and Integrate Gatespac

Gatespace Inc. Appoints Bob Hodges Head of Professional Services and Development Hodges to Manage and Integrate Gatespace's Solution for US Customers Menlo Park, CA. - Feb 26, 2001 - Gatespace, a provider of open standards based distributed service platforms for designing, developing, and delivering network-based services, announced today that it has appointed Bob Hodges as Senior Director of Professional Services and Development for Gatespace, Inc. In his new position, Hodges will spearhead Gatespace's professional services efforts and product development in the US. Mr. Hodges has held various high level and strategic positions with a number of companies such as Sun Microsystems and TRW, and has extensive background in engineering, project management and business development within the information technology industry. Prior to joining Gatespace, Mr. Hodges served as Director of Engineering for marchFIRST, a global professional services firm that delivers customer outreach and enterprise improvement solutions. He provided the core testing and design for a $30M project and worked hand in hand with a high profile client to create a quality assurance testing philosophy. He also increased the staff of engineers by more than 100%, building a high level of trust and good rapport in the process. During his tenure, he also developed the Center of Excellence for BEA Systems products; recruited core teams and product line teams; and initiated and implemented corporate activities to improve relationships between offices and improve the educational system for the entire company. "Bob Hodges gives our service provider customers that added vote of confidence that our open standards software platform will be installed quickly and integrated easily with their existing network elements. For customers, this translates into novel revenue streams as new services can get up and running quickly. We're thrilled to have someone of Hodges' calibre on board," said Staffan Truvé, CEO, Gatespace Inc. Bob Hodges holds an MBA with a specialization in Management from Golden Gate University and a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University. About Gatespace Gatespace provides open standards based distributed service platforms for designing, developing, and delivering network based services. Gatespace products are designed to be compliant with OSGi (Open Services Gateway Initiative), and support full interoperability between service providers, network operators, and service gateway manufacturers. This provides for secure and reliable end-to-end services for consumers on the residential markets, among others. Gatespace was founded jointly by Ericsson and the Swedish research company CR&T, and is privately funded by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Fuqua Venture Partners, European Equity Partners, Pythagoras Participations, T-bolaget and Bure Equity. Gatespace Inc. is based in Menlo Park, CA with its European headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Visit www.gatespace.com for more information. About OSGi The OSGi is a non-profit corporation formed to provide a forum for the creation of open specifications for the delivery of multiple services over wide-area networks to local networks and devices, and to accelerate the demand for products and services based on these specifications worldwide through the sponsorship of market and user education programs. The San Ramon, California, USA-based consortium comprises more than 80 member organizations from around the globe. Membership is open to any interested party, including Internet Service Providers, Network Operators, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Independent Software Vendors, end users, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. The consortium's Web site address is http://www.osgi.org. For more information please contact Staffan Truvé, 011.46.70.593.3885, truve@gatespace.com Birgitta Elm-Dahlman, 011.46.70.661.3094, birgitta@gatespace.com Ulf Corné, 1.650.714.1920, ulf.corne@gatespace.com Theresia Qwist, 1.415.908.0444, theresia.qwist@pr-vantage.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/02/26/20010223BIT00740/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/02/26/20010223BIT00740/bit0001.pdf

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Gatespace provides open standards based distributed service platforms for designing, developing, and delivering network based services. Gatespace products are designed to be compliant with the OSGi (Open Services Gateway initiative standard.