TELE2 LAUNCHES ITS FIFTH GSM NETWORK IN RUSSIA - Tele2

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Aug 26, 2003 10:30 AM CET

TELE2 LAUNCHES ITS FIFTH GSM NETWORK IN RUSSIA

New York and Stockholm - Tele2 AB, ("Tele2"), (Nasdaq Stock Market: TLTOA and TLTOB and Stockholmsbörsen: TEL2A and TEL2B), the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, today announced that it has launched a GSM-network in Omsk, its fifth in Russia under the Tele2 brand.

TELE2 LAUNCHES ITS FIFTH GSM NETWORK IN RUSSIA
 
The population covered by the GSM-license in Omsk is two million and the region's mobile penetration is approximately 13%. Tele2 is the third mobile operator to launch GSM-services in the region. As in Irkutsk, Rostov, St Petersburg and Kemerovo, the GSM-network in Omsk was launched based on the GSM1800 standard, having similar coverage per base station as the GSM900 standard by using a phased array antenna solution from Radio Components.
 
Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, CEO of Tele2 said; "The GSM-launch in Omsk follows on from our successful launches in Irkutsk, Rostov, St Petersburg and Kemerovo. The Russian mobile market offers substantial growth potential for Tele2 and we are very satisfied with our progress thus far."
 
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 over 18.7 million people in 22 countries. Tele2 operates Datametrix, which specializes in systems integration, 3C Communications, providing integrated credit card processing, web payment solutions and public payphones; Transac, providing billing and transaction processing service; C³, offering co-branded pre-paid calling cards and Optimal Telecom, the price-guaranteed residential router device. The Group offers cable television services 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.


 
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Lars-Johan Jarnheimer
 
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+ 46 8 562 640 00
 
President and CEO, Tele2 AB
 
 
 
 
 
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+ 44 20 7321 5022
 
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