PAKTEL SWITCHES ON GSM IN PAKISTAN AND AGREES NEW LICENSE TERMS

PAKTEL SWITCHES ON GSM IN PAKISTAN AND AGREES NEW LICENSE TERMS New York, Stockholm, London and Luxembourg - October 25, 2004 - Millicom International Cellular S.A. ("Millicom") (Nasdaq Stock Market: MICC, Stockholmsbörsen and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: MIC), announces today that its subsidiary Paktel has signed agreements with the Pakistan regulator (PTA) to switch on its GSM network with immediate effect without charge and to renew its license for 15 years from October 23rd 2004. Paktel and the PTA have agreed deferred payment terms for the license fee of USD 291 million for the license, which will enable Paktel to pay 50% of the license fees in installments over the first three years of the license. The second 50% of the license fee will be payable in ten yearly payments from 2008 through to 2017. Payments already made by Paktel for the GSM migration since 2002, totaling some USD 14 million, will be treated as the first down payment towards Paktel's new license fee. Paktel has been awarded additional 1800 spectrum, increasing its total spectrum for its GSM network from 10MHz to 13.6MHz. Marc Beuls, President and CEO commented: "We are very pleased that we can launch Paktel's GSM services today in a fast growing market, so allowing the company to build a substantial customer base ahead of the new operators coming into the market next year. The 15 year extension of the license combined with the deferred payment terms means that Millicom will be able to meet Paktel's investment and license commitments primarily out of the operating cash flows generated by Paktel. The cash shortfall during the first two years, which is expected to be approximately USD 50 million, will paid out of Millicom's free cash flow. We believe that Pakistan, with over 150 million people and a fast growing economy, will be one of the most attractive mobile telephony markets in the world in the coming years." Millicom International Cellular S.A. is a global telecommunications investor with cellular operations in Asia, Latin America and Africa. It currently has a total of 16 cellular operations and licenses in 15 countries. The Group's cellular operations have a combined population under license of approximately 387 million people. This press release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" with respect to Millicom's expectations and plans, strategy, management's objectives, future performance, costs, revenues, earnings and other trend information. It is important to note that Millicom's actual results in the future could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements depending on various important factors. Please refer to the documents that Millicom has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including Millicom's most recent annual report on Form 20-F, for a discussion of certain of these factors. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Millicom on the date hereof. All written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to Millicom International Cellular S.A., any Millicom International Cellular S.A members or persons acting on Millicom's behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the factors referred to above. Millicom does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. CONTACTS: Marc Beuls President and Chief Executive Officer Millicom International Cellular S.A., Luxembourg Telephone: +352 27 759 327 Andrew Best Investor Relations Telephone: +44 20 7321 5022 Visit our web site at: www.millicom.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/10/25/20041024BIT20010/wkr0001.pdf

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Millicom International Cellular S.A. is a global telecommunications group with mobile telephony operations in 14 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. It also operates cable and broadband businesses in five countries in Central America. The Group’s mobile operations have a combined population under license of approximately 267 million people.

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