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Sep 5, 2013 9:00 AM CET

Tele2 AB: Dutch 4G Network Vendor Selection Completed

Stockholm - Tele2 AB (Tele2), (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Exchange: TEL2 A and TEL2 B) today announced the results of the network procurement for the 4G roll-out in the Netherlands. The selected vendors are Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) for Radio Access Network equipment, Huawei for core equipment and Mavenir Systems for IMS equipment.

Tele2 has already started building the network locations and purchase orders with NSN, Huawei and Mavenir Systems have been placed. The equipment designs are based on criteria exceeding Tele2’s Swedish best in class 4G network, thus paving the way for a highly competitive network in the Netherlands.

Günther Vogelpoel, EVP and CEO Tele2 Netherlands, commented: “The completed procurement, in combination with the recently announced site sharing and MVNO agreements, puts Tele2 in the right position to continue to challenge the players on the Dutch market. With this setting, we will roll-out a very strong 4G network whilst being highly cost efficient.”

Joachim Horn, EVP and Tele2 Group CTIO, commented: “The procurement process has been very thorough, and the selected vendors will provide us with leading edge technology within their respective field of expertise. We are now looking forward to building the Netherlands’ best 4G network with the best voice and data services using the experiences gained from our world class 4G network in Sweden.”

      

For further information, contact:
Lars Torstensson, EVP Corporate Communication, Telephone: +46 702 73 48 79
Viktor Wallström, Press Inquiries, Telephone: +46 703 63 53 27

TELE2 IS ONE OF EUROPE'S FASTEST GROWING TELECOM OPERATORS, ALWAYS PROVIDING CUSTOMERS WITH WHAT THEY NEED FOR LESS. We have 15 million customers in 10 countries. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services, cable TV and content services. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2012, we had net sales of SEK 31 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 6 billion

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