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MTS Partners with F-Secure To Provide Integrated Security Solutions to Its Data Customers Ensuring Secure Internet Experience

SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 13, 2013 – Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited, which provides telecom services under the brand MTS, has partnered with F-Secure to offer mobile and PC security solutions to MTS customers. MTS has specially designed a one-touch application called MTS Safe, which is based on F-Secure’s award-winning antivirus solution, for their Smartphone and data customers. This application will provide complete security against virus attacks and other online threats and will be pre-bundled with MTS Smartphones and datacards. The solution will also be made available to existing MTS Smartphone and datacard customers.

“We are very much looking forward to this partnership with MTS, one of the major names in the telecoms industry. India's Internet penetration is growing fast through both Smartphone and HSD dongle shipments and it's a great opportunity for F-Secure and MTS to offer a safe Internet experience right from the start to MTS customers, for both smartphones and PCs,” said Samu Konttinen, Executive Vice President, Customer and Market Operations at F-Secure.

“We are living in a digital age where people are spending more and more time online, which increases exposure to numerous online threats including viruses and spyware,” said Sunil K, Head Smartphone Business, MTS India. “At MTS, it is our endeavor to offer our Smartphone and data customers a safe and secure Internet experience. I am sure our partnership with F-Secure will provide the users with the best in class security solutions which would come bundled with our Smartphones and MBlaze dongles.”

MTS Smartphone customers using MTS Safe will also be able to locate, track and remotely lock their lost devices. This application also empowers Smartphone customers to remotely erase personal data on their lost devices. MTS Safe will be initially offered to customers for free for 30 days, following which they can select from various monthly and yearly packs by visiting http://mts.sp.f-secure.com/ via their Smartphones or MBlaze datacards.

About Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited  

Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd (SSTL) is a venture involving equity participation by Sistema {LSE: SSA} of Russia, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Shyam Group of India. Sistema is the majority shareholder in the joint venture company which operates its telecom services under the MTS brand. MTS is well recognized in India and worldwide for its commitment to high quality and innovative telecom solutions. MTS has recently been ranked by Millward Brown as 85th most valuable brand in the world. MTS in India has secured over 14 million wireless subscribers. The company employs over 3000 employees and has made investments of over USD 3.2 billion.  

About F-Secure

F-Secure – Protecting the irreplaceable  

While you concentrate on what is important to you, we make sure you are protected and safe online whether you are using a computer or a Smartphone. We also backup and enable you to share your important files. Our services are available through over 200 operators around the world and trusted in millions of homes and businesses. Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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