TeliaSonera and Tele2 will buy 3G license in Sweden

TeliaSonera and Tele2 will buy 3G license in Sweden

The company Svenska UMTS-nät AB, jointly owned by TeliaSonera and Tele2,
has agreed with Orange Sverige AB to purchase the fourth 3G license in

"We believe the mobile Internet - email and web surfing from mobile
phones - is going to go over big with our customers. And when it does,
we will need the extra capacity that this license gives us", says Marie
Ehrling, CEO of TeliaSonera Sweden.

TeliaSonera and Tele2 already share one license through the jointly-
owned Svenska UMTS-nät AB. The new license will not change the
modalities of their cooperation.

Orange Sverige AB today applied to PTS, the National Post and Telecom
Agency, for permission to assign a license under the new Electronic
Communications Act to Svenska UMTS-nät AB. At the same time TeliaSonera
and Tele2 notified the Swedish Competition Authority of their

In order to comply with the terms of the new license, Svenska UMTS-nät
will expand its network in Sweden's metropolitan areas. The costs for
the license and the extra build-out will be covered by the existing loan
facility. The cost of the extra build-out will be less than the
efficiency gains that are realized since the investment in extra
frequencies can replace a more concentrated infrastructure.

Access to radio spectrum will be essential to the cost-effective design
of attractive plans to customers when mobile Internet use over the 3G
network takes off.

The final closing of the deal is contingent on the approval of the
transaction by the authorities and the approval of the Boards of all
involved companies.

For further information journalists can contact:
Ola Kallemur, Press Manager, TeliaSonera Sverige, +46 8 713 58 30

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TeliaSonera is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and
Baltic regions. At the end of September 2003 TeliaSonera had 11,558.000
mobile customers and 8,025,000 fixed customers and 1,555,000 internet
customers in its home markets. Outside the home markets TeliaSonera has
extensive interests in the growth markets in Russia, Turkey and Eurasia.
TeliaSonera is listed on the Stockholm Exchange, the Helsinki Exchanges
and the Nasdaq Stock Market in the USA. Pro forma net sales January-
September 2003 amounted to SEK 60,7 billion (EUR 6.8 billion). The
number of employees was 26,216

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