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OSKAR COVERAGE EXCEEDS CTU’S REQUIREMENTS

24. August 2000

After conducting stringent tests of Oskar’s network the Czech Telecommunication Authority (CTU) confirmed today that 88,01 percent of the population was covered as of June 30th, 2000, exceeding by 6 per cent terms outlined in the license agreement. The CTU also confirmed that 99, 6 percent of E50 and E55 roads and 99,12 percent of all other E roads were covered. “Oskar in partnership with our network build out partners, Ericsson and Siemens has accomplished all coverage conditions required by the CTU. We will continue to meet all requirements by year end,” said Jon Eddy, Chief Technical Officer at Oskar. Cesky Mobil became the third mobile network operator in the Czech Republic after being granted a GSM 900 / 1800 dual band license by the Czech government in October 1999 and launched commercial operations on March 1, 2000 under the brand name Oskar.

After conducting stringent tests of Oskar’s network the Czech Telecommunication Authority (CTU) confirmed today that 88,01 percent of the population was covered as of June 30th, 2000, exceeding by 6 per cent terms outlined in the license agreement. The CTU also confirmed that 99, 6 percent of E50 and E55 roads and 99,12 percent of all other E roads were covered.

“Oskar in partnership with our network build out partners, Ericsson and Siemens has accomplished all coverage conditions required by the CTU. We will continue to meet all requirements by year end,” said Jon Eddy, Chief Technical Officer at Oskar.

Cesky Mobil became the third mobile network operator in the Czech Republic after being granted a GSM 900 / 1800 dual band license by the Czech government in October 1999 and launched commercial operations on March 1, 2000 under the brand name Oskar. As of August 2nd there were 100.000 Oskar subscribers.

Canadian-based Telesystem International Wireless (TIW) is the managing shareholder of Cesky Mobil. TIW is a rapidly growing, global mobile communications operator with over 2.9 million subscribers, in four dynamic geographic clusters. The Company's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TIW") and NASDAQ ("TIWI").

TIW is deploying a pan-European digital specialized mobile radio (ESMR) network through its subsidiary Dolphin Telecom plc. Dolphin currently offers ESMR services in the United Kingdom in addition to analog SMR services in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.

In addition to its Dolphin operations, TIW is the strategic and operating partner of the country's fifth largest cellular group in Brazil, with operations in four regions. In Central and Eastern Europe, TIW is the cellular market leader in Romania and recently launched services in the Czech Republic following its award of a GSM 900/1800 license.