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Apr 18, 2002 5:10 PM CET
Tele2 AB announces award of two GSM licenses in St Petersburg
New York and Stockholm - Tele2 AB, ("Tele2"), (Nasdaq Stock Market:
TLTOA and TLTOB and Stockholmsbörsen: TEL2A and TEL2B), the leading
alternative pan-European telcommunications company, today announces the
award of two licenses to develop GSM 1800 wireless telephony in the city
of St Petersburg and its surrounding area.
Tele2 acquired FORA Telecom B.V, the Russian mobile operator, from MIC
in the fourth quarter of 2001 and following this award, Tele2 now has 12
GSM licenses in Russia.
This award creates an exciting opportunity for Tele2 to replicate in
Russia its success in building mobile businesses in the Baltic States.
The licenses are valid for a period of ten years and Tele2 expects to
offer GSM services in the St Petersburg area by the end of 2002.
Tele2 AB, formed in 1993, is the leading alternative pan-European
telecommunications company offering fixed and mobile telephony, data
network and Internet services under the brands Tele2, Tango and Comviq
to 15 million people in 21 countries. Tele2 operates Datametrix, which
specializes in systems integration, 3C Communications, operating public
pay telephones and public Internet services; Transac, providing billing
and transaction processing service; C³, offering co-branded pre-paid
calling cards and IntelliNet and Optimal Telecom, the price-guaranteed
residential router device. The Group offers cable television services
under the Kabelvision brand name and together with MTG, owns the
Internet portal Everyday.com. The Company is listed on the
Stockholmsbörsen, under TEL2A and TEL2B, and on the Nasdaq Stock Market
under TLTOA and TLTOB.
Lars-Johan Jarnheimer Telephone: + 46 8 562 640 00
President and CEO, Tele2 AB
Andrew Best, Investor and Media Telephone: +44 7798 576378
Visit our web site at www.tele2.com
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