Eastern European Markets
August 26, 2005

Tecnomen delivers messaging system to mobile telesystems in Russia (26/8/2005)

Tecnomen has signed an agreement to deliver Messaging System to Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) in Russia. Implementation is scheduled for the third quarter of 2005.

MTS is the largest mobile operator in Russia and the CIS with a subscriber base exceeding 46 million. With the contracted system MTS will provide messaging services for over more than 1 million subscribers in Russian Volga region.

Tecnomen Messaging System enables MTS for provide to its customers a wide range of easy-to-use services e.g. Voice and Fax Mail, Missed Call Notice and Intelligent Callback.

"The Russian and the CIS markets have great potential for Tecnomen's solutions. This contract strengthens our position in these growing markets and we expect to expand our business further", says Area Director Ari Paganus.

The Russian mobile market has been growing rapidly and the total mobile subscriptions count has exceeded 100 million. The mobile penetration in Russia is expected to reach 80% by the end of this year.

The Tecnomen Messaging solution includes some of the most advanced technology on the market for meeting the needs of mobile subscribers today and tomorrow. With the Tecnomen Messaging solution, operators and service providers can build messaging service packages tailored to suit their individual requirements, and offer their customers the advanced added-value services required to succeed in today's competitive market.

About Tecnomen
Tecnomen develops and supplies messaging and charging solutions for telecoms operators and service providers worldwide. Founded in 1978, it is one of the leading suppliers of messaging solutions, and has a strong market position in prepaid systems and intelligent network components. Tecnomen markets its products and services through its own worldwide organisation, as well as through global and local partners, and has supplied its products to customers in over 50 countries. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Tecnomen has 350 employees working in 13 locations. The company's shares are quoted on the Main List of the Helsinki Exchanges. For more information on Tecnomen visit .

About Mobile TeleSystems
Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) is the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS, operating exclusively in GSM standard. Together with its subsidiaries, the Company provides its services to over 46 million customers, in a license footprint area covering a population of 233.1 million in 87 out of 89 regions in Russia and the entire territories of Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. For more information on MTS visit .

For further information:
Mr Ari Paganus, Area Director, East Europe
tel. +358 9 8047 86 87

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