Tele2 launches GSM1800 network in Kursk

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Ninth Russian network for Swedish operator

 Tele2 AB, the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, today announced that it has launched a GSM-network in Kursk, its ninth in Russia under the Tele2 brand.

The population covered by the GSM-license in Kursk is 1.3 million and the region’s mobile penetration is approximately 11%. The network in Kursk was launched using the GSM 1800 standard.

Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, CEO of Tele2 said; “The GSM-launch in Kursk follows on from our successful launches in Irkutsk, Rostov, St Petersburg, Kemerovo, Omsk, Izhevsk, Smolensk and Nizhny Novgorod. The Russian mobile market offers substantial growth potential for Tele2 and our previous launches in Russia show customers appreciate our service offering.”

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