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Comstar to bring mobile broadband to Moscow with Nortel's WiMax solution

August 7, 2008

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MOSCOW -- Comstar-United TeleSystems (LSE: CMST), Russia's leading integrated telecommunications service provider, has chosen Nortel's(1) (TSX: NT)(NYSE: NT) mobile (IEEE 802.16e) WiMAX solution for its network in Moscow. The new Comstar WiMAX wireless broadband network will provide users with high-speed Internet access to support mobile applications.

With the highest penetration of mobile phone subscribers of any major Russian city (at over 150 percent(i)) and the highest Internet penetration, Comstar's new WiMAX network will bring the convenience of wireless Internet to Moscow's burgeoning hyperconnected society. Comstar will use WiMAX to provide mobile Internet services throughout the city, giving its subscribers broadband access similar to their wireline home services. Comstar subscribers will be able to use the mobile WiMAX network to access popular e-mail clients and on-line games or catch up with friends using social networking sites such as odnokassniki.ru(2).

"Comstar's mobile WiMAX network services combined with our current methods of broadband Internet access will enable us to provide a wide range of telecommunications services to our subscribers in Moscow wherever they are - at home, at the office, or on the go," commented Sergey Pridantsev, president and chief executive officer of Comstar UTS. "The new offering will increase our customers' loyalty and strengthen our position in the Moscow broadband Internet access market through a wider range of unique services."

Comstar United Telesystems JSC (London: CMST)

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