Kreatel signs agreement with Lyse Energi AS in Norway

Kreatel signs agreement with Lyse Energi AS in Norway LINKÖPING, SWEDEN, September, 10. 2002 - Kreatel Communications AB, a leading supplier of IP-based set-top box (STB) systems, has signed an agreement with yet another energy supply company in Norway. Lyse Energi AS in Stavanger, has chosen Kreatel's IP set-top box system for delivering broadband services to its subscribers. This is the second agreement for Kreatel with a Norwegian energy supply company. Kreatel is also delivering its systems to Agder Energi AS. Lyse Energi AS is planning to roll out fiber to the home (FTTH) to 20,000 subscribers during a few years time, offering services such as high speed Internet, broadcast TV channels and VoD. The first 500 subscribers are under deployment. - Norway is a pioneer in building up the broadband infrastructure and Kreatel has taken a strong position on this market, says Lars Bengtsson, Managing Director at Kreatel. Lyse has proven to be most competent and professional in its efforts and we look forward to our cooperation. Via fiber all the way to the home, Lyse's subscribers will be able to sign up for a range of different broadband services. The project includes world leading suppliers such as Cisco for network equipment, IBM as the system integration partner, Tandberg Television for TV and video head end as well as for the portal delivering the services to the subscriber, Bitband for video servers, and accordingly, Kreatel for the IP set-top box system. - Lyse Energi AS has appreciated working with Kreatel since autumn last year developing the concept for TV-centric services over a broadband network. We have found that Kreatel can offer the know-how and has the ability to deliver systems that will be in accordance with out needs, says Eirik Gundegjerde, Product Manager, Broadband Services at Lyse About Kreatel Kreatel Communications AB is a world-leading company within development and marketing of IP set-top box systems for interactive TV services in broadband networks. The systems consist of set-top box hardware, software and a management system with focus on openness, flexibility and stability. Kreatel has established partnerships with a range of leading companies in the industry in order to be able to offer operators and service providers the best complete solution. The Kreatel system has been delivered in large volumes to xDSL and fiber operators internationally. For more information, please visit www.kreatel.com. About Lyse Lyse Energi AS is a power utility company that serves 110,000 customers in 16 different communities in the Southwest region of Norway with gas and electricity. Lyse has recently commenced trials of broadband service as video, voice and data over FTTH. Questions concerning this press release are answered by Lars Bengtsson Managing Director, Kreatel Communications AB Phone: +46 13 367601 or +46 733 517601 lars.bengtsson@kreatel.com Eirik Gundegjerde Product Manager Broadband Services, Lyse Energi AS Phone: +47 51 90 88 85, +47 934 88 885 eirik.gundegjerde@lyse.no ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/09/10/20020910BIT00280/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/09/10/20020910BIT00280/wkr0002.pdf