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Thursday 02 March, 2006

Investcom LLC

Investcom selects Ericsson

Investcom LLC
02 March 2006


2 March 2006

           Investcom selects Ericsson for GSM network in Afghanistan

Investcom, the international telecommunications company, today announced that it
has selected Ericsson as its supplier for the infrastructure and
telecommunication services to support the development of its GSM 900 and 1800
network in Afghanistan.

Investcom announced in September 2005 that it had been awarded one of two new
licenses to operate mobile telecommunications services in Afghanistan.

Jamal Ramadan, Executive Director of Investcom announced:

 'The opportunity to contribute to Afghanistan's infrastructure and to offer
employment to Afghan nationals at this critical stage in the country's
development is something we are very proud of and we have selected Ericsson to
work with us on this high-profile assignment as one of the foremost providers of
state-of-the-art telecommunications equipment. We feel confident that Ericsson's
technical capability and the experience of our own team, who have launched
mobile telecommunications services in eight countries, will deliver a
world-class service.

'As today's announcement indicates, the preparation for commercial services has
begun in earnest and we fully expect to be market ready by the end of the first
half of 2006'.

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For more information please contact:
Fadi Agha on +961 1 790 111 or [email protected]

About Investcom

Investcom LLC ( is an international provider of mobile
telecommunications services with operations in eight countries in the Middle
East, Africa and Europe.  The company operates GSM networks, mostly under the
AreebaTM brand, in Syria, Ghana, Yemen, Benin, Liberia, Cyprus, Guinea-Bissau
and Sudan. As of November 2005, Investcom provides services to over 4 million
mobile subscribers.  Investcom has also recently been awarded GSM licenses to
build and operate mobile networks in Afghanistan and Guinea, expanding its
operations to ten countries and boosting its combined population under license
to approx. 147 million.

The company also provides international carrier services, principally through
its operations in Monaco, fixed telephony services in the United Kingdom and
telecommunications engineering and consulting services.

                      This information is provided by RNS
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