Kcell reached 1 million mobile subscribers in Kazakhstan

Kcell reached 1 million mobile subscribers in Kazakhstan

TeliaSonera's subsidiary GSM Kazakhstan with the brand name Kcell has
passed the milestone of 1 million subscribers in January. During the
last year, Kcell's customer growth amounted to about 60 percent. Kcell
has the largest subscriber base of the four Fintur companies operating
in the Eurasian emerging mobile markets.

Kazakhstan represents a strong growth potential of TeliaSonera's
Eurasian markets with a mobile penetration of about 9 percent compared
to the total population of nearly 15 million. Kcell is the leading
mobile operator in Kazakhstan with a market share of over 70 percent.

TeliaSonera consolidates GSM Kazakhstan as a subsidiary with a 51
percent ownership through Fintur Holdings.

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 January -
September 2003 Fintur Holdings had SEK 1,934 million in revenues, SEK
1,086 million in EBITDA, operating income of SEK 643 million and CAPEX
of SEK 642 million.

For further information, journalists can contact:
Samppa Seppälä, Vice President, Communications, TeliaSonera
International,
tel. +358 2040 63416

Forward-Looking Statements
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circumstances, including future performance and other trend projections
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.

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