TELE2 LAUNCHES ITS NINTH GSM NETWORK IN RUSSIA - Tele2

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Apr 5, 2004 9:00 AM CET

TELE2 LAUNCHES ITS NINTH GSM NETWORK IN RUSSIA

TELE2 LAUNCHES ITS NINTH 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 Kursk, its ninth in Russia under the Tele2 brand. The population covered by the GSM-license in Kursk is 1.3 million and the region's mobile penetration is approximately 11%. The network in Kursk was launched using the GSM 1800 standard. Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, CEO of Tele2 said; "The GSM-launch in Kursk follows on from our successful launches in Irkutsk, Rostov, St Petersburg, Kemerovo, Omsk, Izhevsk, Smolensk and Nizhny Novgorod. The Russian mobile market offers substantial growth potential for Tele2 and our previous launches in Russia show customers appreciate our service offering." CONTACTS Lars-Johan Jarnheimer President and CEO, Tele2 AB Telephone: + 46 8 562 640 00 Håkan Zadler CFO, Tele2 AB Telephone: + 46 8 562 640 00 Dwayne Taylor, Investor enquiries Telephone: + 44 20 7321 5038 Lena Glader, Investor enquiries Telephone: + 46 70 762 0046 Visit us at our homepage: http://www.Tele2.com Tele2 AB, formed in 1993, is the leading profitable alternative pan-European telecommunications company offering fixed and mobile telephony, data network and Internet services under the brands Tele2, Tango and Comviq to 22.3 million people in 23 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. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/04/05/20040405BIT20140/wkr0006.pdf

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