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Mobile TeleSystems

September 8, 2005

MTS announces subscriber growth numbers for August 2005

Moscow, Russian Federation — September 8, 2005 — Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (“MTS” — NYSE: MBT), the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS, announces that its consolidated subscriber base reached 48.33 million users on August 31, 2005.

During August 2005, MTS’ consolidated subscriber base increased by 1.96 million subscribers, of which 1.56 million were added in Russia.

 

Subscribers (mln)

Aug. 31, 2005

July 31, 2005

Growth
Subs

Growth
%

Aug. 31, 2004

Growth
Subs

Growth
%

Total consolidated subscribers, end of period

48.33

46.37

1.96

4.2%

25.54

22.79

89.2%

Russia

37.30

35.74

1.56

4.3%

20.03

17.27

86.2%

 - Moscow and the Moscow region

9.37

9.12

0.25

2.7%

6.53

2.84

43.5%

 - St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region

2.24

2.18

0.06

3.1%

1.57

0.67

42.9%

 - Rest of Russia

25.68

24.44

1.24

5.1%

11.93

13.75

115.3%

Ukraine

10.52

10.14

0.38

3.8%

5.27

5.25

99.7%

Uzbekistan

0.46

0.43

0.03

6.6%

0.24

0.22

89.9%

Turkmenistan

0.06

0.06

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MTS Belarus1

1.78

1.69

0.09

5.4%

5.4%

0.88

97.6%

1

MTS owns a 49% stake in Mobile TeleSystems LLC, a mobile operator in Belarus, which is not consolidated.

 

For further information contact:

Mobile TeleSystems, Moscow
Andrey Braginski, Investor Relations
tel: +7 (095) 911-65-53
e-mail: ir@mts.ru

 

 

 

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