Tele2 Russia expands its GSM operations into 17 new regions

| Source: Tele2 AB
Stockholm - Tele2 AB ("Tele2"), (Stockholm Stock Exchange: TEL2 A and
TEL2 B), Europe's leading alternative telecom operator, today
announced that it has been awarded three new GSM 1800 licenses in the
regions of Novosibirsk, Tomsk and Evenkia in Sibiria. The three
regions have a total population of 3.7 million. Tele2 plan to invest
in mobile networks and launch commercial service in these regions by
the end of 2009.

In addition to the three awarded licenses the tender commission has
allocated an additional 14 licenses to Tele2 and it is expected that
the formal award of these licenses will occur shortly. The total 17
licenses cover a population of 19.1 million.

The allocation of new GSM 1800 licenses creates the opportunity for
Tele2 to remain the fastest growing mobile operator in Russia. Tele2
will, in accordance with the license terms, launch mobile networks in
the awarded regions end of 2009.
Further information can be obtained from:
Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, President and CEO Tele2 AB, Telephone: +46 8
5626 4000
Johnny Svedberg, Market Area Director Baltic & Russia, Telephone: +46
8 5626 4000
Lars Torstensson, Investor Inquiries, Telephone: +46 702 73 48 79
Lena Krauss, Investor Inquiries, Telephone: +46 8 5620 0045

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Europe. Tele2 always strives to offer the market's best prices. We
have 25 million customers in 17 countries. Tele2 offers fixed and
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since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough
challenger to the former government monopolies and other established
providers. Tele2 has been listed on OMX Nordic Exchange since 1996.
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