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

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occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will
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control of TeliaSonera.

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