Siemens Expands MegaFon

MegaFon awards €60M contract to Siemens mobile to expand its GSM network

August 25, 2004

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MUNICH -- MegaFon, Russia's third largest mobile operator, has selected the mobile communication group at Siemens AG (Siemens mobile) (NYSE:SI) (FWB:SIE) as a supplier in expanding its GSM network. The framework agreement encompasses the delivery and installation of GSM switch and base station technology as well as intelligent Networks for the MegaFon subsidiaries in the country's Volga- and Ural regions. The contract is valued at 60 million Euros.

The implementation of the framework agreement will enable MegaFon to enhance its network capacities in its license territories of Ural and Volga. In addition, the installation of the intelligent Networks will create the foundation for attractive services and flexible charging systems for both prepaid and postpaid customers. By the end of 2004, MegaFon expects to cover more than eleven million subscribers under the GSM mobile communication standard.

"MegaFon attaches special importance to supporting a high standard of quality in its mobile network. The Siemens equipment delivered under the contract is designed to improve the MegaFon networks in the country's Volga- and Ural regions, in order to increase our subscribers' convenience" said MegaFon Vice Chief Executive Officer, Alexey Nichiporenko.

Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group

MegaFon

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