MTS, Microsoft, and Fujitsu Siemens Computers partner to deliver mobile broadband to the CIS

July 9, 2008

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MOSCOW -- Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (“MTS” – NYSE: MBT), the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS, Microsoft, the worldwide leader in operating systems and productivity software, and Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Europe’s leading developer of IT systems, today announced the launch of the first integrated 3G notebook solution in the CIS. The companies collaborated to deliver a 3G-enabled Fujitsu Siemens notebook running on the Microsoft Vista operating system with an embedded SIM card and a special data tariff plan from MTS.

The new notebook from Fujitsu Siemens Computers features a 3G modem that supports both the HSDPA mobile communications technology with data speeds up to 3.6 Mbit/s and the widely available GPRS / EDGE data networks. The notebook will be available from August 1, 2008, and all customers that buy the notebook in August will receive 100Mb data packages for free on a monthly basis for the following four months.

The notebook, developed by MTS, Microsoft and Fujitsu Siemens Computers, will be sold initially in Moscow, followed by the four cities where MTS already launched its 3G network: St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg and Sochi.

“The rapid deployment of 3G networks brings true mobile broadband access to our subscribers,” said Mrs. Cynthia Gordon, Chief Marketing Officer at MTS. “We are very optimistic about the prospects of mobile broadband in Russia and the CIS with MTS leading the market in offering solutions for broadband access on the go. We are eager to partner with leading global vendors to offer the first integrated mobile broadband solution in Russia, to capitalize on trends that suggest strong growth in data usage for years to come.”

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS) (NYSE: MBT)

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