Siemens Wins at MTS

Siemens has been awarded a contract to to extend MTS's GSM networks in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine

May 12, 2004

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MUNICH -- Leading mobile operator in Central and Eastern Europe, Mobile TeleSystems(MTS) has awarded the Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group(Siemens mobile) to extend its GSM networks in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Intotal, the business volume for these networks extensions by Siemens mobile willbe over USD 200 Million in 2004.

Under the terms of the agreement, Siemens mobile will expand and upgrade theswitching subsystems in various regional MTS networks in Russia, Belarus andUkraine. Furthermore, the company will extend the GSM radio networks with furtherbase stations and the intelligent network platform with new services. Facing thecontinued growth in the subscriber base of MTS (5 percent growth in March 2004) theexpansion of the networks will make it possible to meet the fast growing requirements ofthe more than 20 million MTS customers for voice and data services until end of 2004.

"The quality of our network is based on the high quality of Siemens, one of the mostreliable world manufacturers of telecommunications equipment. The new agreementswill develop our many years of partnership in the future," explained MTS President andCEO Vassily Sidorov.

"The new contracts underline Siemens’ leading role in the Russian mobile infrastructuremarket. We are very pleased to support MTS to substantially increase its possibilitiesand subscriber base in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine," said Karl-Christoph Caselitz,President of Networks at Siemens mobile. "Many years of our strategic partnership withthis leading mobile operator in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe prove once againthe reliability and the high quality of the equipment supplied by Siemens."

Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group

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