Tele2 Intros 10th Russian GSM

Tele2 launches GSM network in Chelyabinsk, its tenth in Russia

April 13, 2004

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NEW YORK -- Tele2 AB, (“Tele2”), (Nasdaq Stock Market: TLTOA and TLTOB and Stockholmsbörsen: TEL2A and TEL2B), the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, today announced that it has launched a GSM-network in Chelyabinsk. Tele2 now offers GSM services in ten out of the eleven Russian regions where it has mobile telephony operations.

The population covered by the GSM-license in Chelyabinsk is 3.6 million and the region’s mobile penetration is approximately 22%. The network in Chelyabinsk uses the GSM 1800 standard.

Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, CEO of Tele2 said; “The GSM-launch in Chelyabinsk follows on from our successful launches in Nizhny Novgorod and Kursk earlier this year. Our objective is to offer GSM services in all of the eleven Russian regions where we operate by the end of the second quarter. The Russian mobile market offers substantial growth potential for Tele2 and our experience of Russia shows that customers appreciate our service offering.”

Tele2 AB

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