TeliaSonera´s subsidiary Kcell launches GPRS and MMS services in Kazakhstan

TeliaSonera´s subsidiary Kcell launches GPRS and MMS services in Kazakhstan The mobile operator GSM Kazakhstan with the brand name Kcell, in which TeliaSonera´s subsidiary Fintur Holdings holds a majority share, has introduced the first mobile internet and multimedia messaging services in the Eurasian markets of Fintur. With these advanced services Kcell sets a new high-quality level of mobile communication in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is Fintur´s largest market, counting 47 percent of Fintur´s revenues during 2002. Kazakhstan represents the strong growth potential of TeliaSonera's Eurasian markets with a mobile penetration of about 8 percent compared to the total population of 14.9 million. Kcell is the leading mobile operator in Kazakhstan with a market share of 70 percent. Kcell's subscriber growth during the first half of this year was 18 percent, and at the end of June the company had 723,000 subscribers. TeliaSonera consolidates GSM Kazakhstan as a subsidiary with a 51 percent ownership via TeliaSonera´s Fintur operations. Kcell's Mobile Internet is a GPRS-based service that allows an on-line connection to the Internet via a mobile phone. The service is available at any time, in any place covered by Kcell's network. The implementation of GPRS is a significant step in the modernization of the company's GSM network towards 3G. The use of GPRS technology also makes it considerably easier to access WAP services. On Kcell's WAP site one can find various informative sections, polyphonic melodies and pictures. Another new service - MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) allows sending photographs and video clips accompanied by music via a mobile phone. Kcell's web site is available at: http://www.kcell.kz Facts about Fintur Holdings Fintur Holdings is active on markets with high growth potential where the penetration within fixed and mobile communications is low. Fintur fully-owns a mobile operator in Moldova, and has majority holdings in mobile operators in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Kazakhstan. TeliaSonera holds a 73.9 percent ownership in Fintur Holdings. During the first half of this year Fintur Holdings had SEK 1,184 million in revenues, SEK 637 million in EBITDA, operating income of SEK 345 million and CAPEX of SEK 379 million. For further information, journalists can contact: Samppa Seppälä, Vice President, Communications, TeliaSonera International, tel. +358 2040 63416 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/2003/09/18/20030918BIT00460/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/09/18/20030918BIT00460/wkr0002.pdf

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