TeliaSonera invests in EDGE to improve the speed of the mobile network in Finland

TeliaSonera invests in EDGE to improve the speed of the mobile network in Finland Already this autumn, TeliaSonera's Finnish customers can start using the EDGE-technology enabling faster mobile data services. TeliaSonera is also investigating how the technology could be applied in the other Nordic and Baltic home markets. TeliaSonera believes that EDGE will be an important complement to the other mobile technologies, such as the existing GSM, GPRS and WLAN and the future UMTS. EDGE provides extra capacity and improved transfer speed in areas covered by the network. The existing network can be upgraded with EDGE in the course of already planned upgradings. TeliaSonera's Finnish customers can start taking advantage of the EDGE- technology in line with the launch of EDGE-mobiles to the market. And at the same time, TeliaSonera is investigating how EDGE could complement other technologies in the Nordic and Baltic home markets, according to demand. "For us, it is important to be able to continue providing our customers with high quality mobile data services, independent of the technical solutions. EDGE accelerates the development of mobile data services and complements other mobile technologies, including UMTS. On the Swedish market, EDGE can be a complement and act as an alternative in certain areas," says Anders Igel, President and CEO of TeliaSonera. Facts about EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution) is a technology that enables packet switched data over the GSM network two to three times faster than the existing GPRS technology. EDGE uses the 900/1800 MHz band and is part of the valid GSM licences possessed by operators. EDGE can be implemented within the existing infrastructure and gives good coverage to a large population. The EDGE technology can be employed via mobile phones that support EDGE. For further information journalists can contact: TeliaSonera´s Press Service, +46-(0)8-713 58 30 Forward-Looking Statements Statements in the press release relating to future status or circumstances, including future performance, other trend projections and other benefits of the transaction are forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward- looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of TeliaSonera. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/10/01/20031001BIT00390/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/10/01/20031001BIT00390/wkr0002.pdf

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