The Telecommunications Contractor Swedia Networks Sets up in France

Together with the French consultancy company A.D.P.S., Swedia Networks has formed the company Francia Networks S.A. The company's services are aimed at players in the field of telecommunications, everyone from operators to end users, and comprise project management for and the installation and maintenance of telecommunications systems and links.
The heavy growth in the numbers of players in the French telecommunications arena and increasing demand for advanced technical competence in telecommunications are two of the motivating forces for the formation of the company. Francia Networks offers competent, experienced assistance to established and growing network owners. When a customer's requirements reach beyond the borders of France, Francia Networks works with other companies in the Swedia Networks Group to provide European and global solutions. Swedia Networks' prominent position on the Nordic market in the design, installation and service of infrastructure for electronic communication and the experience and network of contacts in France of the French company A.D.P.S., above all in the military industry, give Francia Networks the foundation to become an important player on the French telecommunications market. Francia Networks was formed in January 2000 and is now expanding fast. After six months, the number of permanent employees is planned to be 15 and after one year 35. Francia Networks works with a number of established subsuppliers to achieve geographical coverage in its services and to be able to offer solutions with activities in all stages of the value chain. Swedia Networks owns 67 % of Francia Networks and A.D.P.S. owns the remainder. - - - - - Swedia Networks is one of the most active telecommunications contractors in the Nordic countries in the fields of design, installation and service of infrastructure for electronic communication. Swedia Networks has just over 2100 employees in a nationwide organisation in Sweden. Turnover in 1999 was SEK 3,900 million. Swedia Networks currently also has branches in Norway, Denmark and Ireland and is in the process of setting up branches in the rest of Europe. The company is part of the Telia Group. For more information, visit Swedia Networks' web site at www.swedianet.com and Francia Networks' web site at www.francianet.fr

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