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Apr 17, 2002 2:52 PM CET

The Stockholm County Administrative Court inhibits the decision by the Swedish NRA, the Post and Telecom Agency, to designate Tele2 as an SMP

New York and Stockholm -April 17, 2002 - Tele2 AB, ("Tele2", "the Group") (Nasdaq Stock Market: TLTOA and TLTOB and Stockholmsbörsen: TEL2A and TEL2B), the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, today announces that the Stockholm County Administrative Court has decided to inhibit the Swedish NRA's decision to designate Tele2 as a Significant Market Player, SMP.
In February this year the Swedish regulator decided that Tele2 should have SMP status in the national market for interconnection. The decision was appealed and the Stockholm County Administrative Court has now granted inhibition and decreed that the Swedish NRA's decision shall not be valid until further notice.
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.
Tele2 AB
Lars-Johan Jarnheimer Telephone: + 46 8 562 640 00
President and CEO, Tele2 AB
Andrew Best, Investor Relatons, London Telephone: +44 20 7321 5010

Patrik Linzenbold, Media Relations, Stockholm Telephone: +46 8 562 000 53
Visit our web site at www.tele2.com

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