Apr 14, 2005 9:02 AM CET
Stockholm – Tele2 AB, (“Tele2”), (Stockholmsbörsen: TEL2A and TEL2B), the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, today announced that Tele2 France will launch a mobile telephony offering before the end of 2005.
Tele2 France today signed an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) agreement of the ESP (Enhanced Service Provider) type with Orange France. Tele2 is pleased to launch a mobile offering in France, bringing the French mobile telephony consumers the simplicity and low prices that has made Tele2 France so successful in fixed telephony and ADSL. It will use all the brand experience and marketing know-how developed in Tele2’s existing MVNO and mobile operations throughout Europe. Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, CEO of Tele2 said; “Tele2 is delighted to end our regulatory conflict with Orange in such a positive way, which will allow us to provide our customers with mobile services before the end of 2005. France is a large country. Our success there will have a major impact, and might pave the way for openings in other countries where we do not have mobile operations yet.” CONTACTS Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, Telephone: + 46 8 562 640 00 President and CEO, Tele2 AB Håkan Zadler, Telephone: + 46 8 562 640 00 CFO, Tele2 AB Dwayne Taylor, Telephone: + 44 20 7321 5038 Lena Krauss, Telephone: + 46 8 562 000 45 Investor enquiries Visit us at our homepage: http://www.Tele2.com