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New Portal Launches in Three European Countries

[June 13] Everyday.com, an Internet portal with free e-mail, Internet access and e-commerce features, launched Tuesday in Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

A joint venture between NetCom AB and Modern Times Group (MTG) AB, the new portal is being franchised by Société Européenne de Communication (SEC) to offer free Internet access to its Tele2 and other third-party customers.

Anders Bjorkman, SEC's president and chief executive, said his company had now completed its rollout of the portal in existing Tele2 operations. He said the Everyday.com service is available in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Estonia, besides the countries announced today.

"The current focus within Everyday.com is to expand the service offering in order to strengthen our relationships with our Tele2 customers," said Bjorkman.

In Switzerland, SEC is offering a bundled package of telecommunications services consisting of fixed line telephony, Tele2 Mobile and the new portal Everyday.com.

Bjorkman said that SEC aimed to leverage its customer base in other locations, wherever possible, to the same extent.

Part of the SEC Group, Tele2 Europe provides national and international long distance telephony services in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.

Other parts of the SEC Group include mobile service provider Tango, which operates in Luxembourg and Liechtenstein; public Internet service provider 3C Communications; and transaction processing specialist Transac.