Profile: VimpelCom Ltd (VIP.O)
24 Feb 2017
VimpelCom Ltd., incorporated on June 5, 2009, is an international communications and technology company. The Company provides voice and data services through a range of traditional and broadband mobile and fixed-line technologies and operates in Russia, Algeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Georgia, Laos, Zimbabwe and Italy. The Company provides services under the Beeline, Kyivstar, banglalink, Mobilink, Djezzy and WIND brands. It is the holding company for various operating subsidiaries and holding companies in various jurisdictions. The Company operates through eight segments: Russia; Algeria; Pakistan; Bangladesh; Ukraine; Kazakhstan; Uzbekistan, and HQ and Others, which includes its operations in Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Georgia and Laos, as well as certain internal adjustments. Its Value added services include messaging services, content/infotainment services, data access services, location based services, media, and content delivery channels.
The Company offers voice, data and Internet services to corporations, operators and consumers using a metropolitan overlay network. In Italy, the Company also uses local loop unbundling (LLU), which allows it to use connections from Telecom Italia's local exchanges to the customers' premises. In its fixed-line/mobile integrated business structure in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, fixed-line telecommunications use inter-city fiber optic and satellite-based networks. In Italy, its fixed-line business uses an integrated network infrastructure with over 22,300 kilometers of fiber optic cable backbone and over 1,636 LLU sites for direct customer connections. Its fixed-line business in Pakistan includes Internet and value added services (VAS) over a range of access media, covering various cities of Pakistan. In Armenia, its fixed-line business offers a range of services, including public switched telephone network (PSTN)-fixed and Internet Protocol (IP) telephony, Internet, data transmission and network access, domestic and international voice termination and transmission control protocol (TCP)/IP international transit, over its national networks. In addition, for international mobile operators, the Company provides voice call termination to its network in Georgia.
In Russia, the Company primarily offers mobile telecommunications services to its customers under two types of payment plans: postpaid plans and prepaid plans. The mobile telecommunications services, which the Company offers in Russia include Voice Services, Roaming, Basic VAS Package, Messaging Services, Content/infotainment services, Mobile financial services, Access, Mobile Data Plans, and Media and Content Delivery Channels. For its business and corporate clients, the Company offers a range of data services, including wireless office Internet solutions and high bandwidth corporate Internet access. Its other data services include Machine-to-machine, mobile virtual private network (VPN), Geo-positioning services, Fixed Mobile Convergence and Mobile Cloud Solutions. In Russia, the Company provides a range of telecommunication and information technology and data center services, such as network access and hardware and software solutions, including configuration and maintenance, software as a service (SaaS) and an integrated managed service. The Company operates various local exchange carriers that own and operate digital overlay networks in various Russian cities. Its customers range from large multinational corporate groups and government clients to small and medium enterprises and high-end residential buildings in various cities throughout Russia. Its carrier and operator services division in Russia provides a range of carrier and operator services, including voice, Internet and data transmission over its own networks and roaming services.
In Algeria, the Company provides its customers with voice services that include airtime charges from mobile postpaid and prepaid customers, including monthly contract fees for a predefined amount of voice traffic and roaming fees for airtime charges when customers travel abroad. The Company has several interconnection agreements with mobile and fixed-line operators in Algeria under which the Company provides traffic termination services. In order to stimulate mobile phones, and, in particular, smartphone penetration, the Company offers its customers a selection of handsets and Internetdevices, which the Company sources from various suppliers. The Company has several interconnection agreements with mobile and fixed-line operators in Pakistan and in the territories of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), under which the Company provides traffic termination services. Its fixed-line business in Pakistan includes Internet and VAS over a range of access media, covering major cities of Pakistan. The Company also offers domestic and international long distance services, point-to-point leased lines, dedicated Internet services through its access network, VPN services, VAS, such as Web hosting, e-mail hosting and domain registration, and Metro Fiber (which provides last mile access to the enterprise sectors in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad), among others.
In Bangladesh, the Company has active roaming agreements covering various countries in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Australia and Africa. In Bangladesh, the Company offers its customers several national prepaid and postpaid tariff plans. In Ukraine, the Company offers the same call completion and VAS as in Russia. Its fixed-line services include corporate Internet access, VPN services, data center, contact center, fixed-line telephony and a number of VAS. Fixed-line voice services are available in over 30 cities of Ukraine. In Kazakhstan, the Company has active roaming agreements covering a number of countries in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Australia and Africa. In Kazakhstan, the Company offers the same fixed-line broadband and wireless Internet services as in Russia. The Company provides Internet, data transmission and traffic termination services in Kazakhstan. In Uzbekistan, the Company has active roaming agreements covering various countries in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Australia and Africa. The Company offers several the United States dollar-based prepaid and postpaid tariff plans, each one targeted at a different type of customer. The Company offers a range of telecommunications services and tariff plans to the mobile business-to-business (B2B) segment. In Uzbekistan, the Company provides a range of fixed-line services, such as network access and hardware and software solutions, including configuration and maintenance.
The Company's operations in Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Georgia and Laos are included in HQ and Others. In the countries in HQ and Others, the Company generally offers its customers mobile telecommunications services under postpaid and prepaid plans. The Company has several agreements with mobile and fixed-line operators in each of the countries in its HQ and Others segment under which the Company provides traffic termination services. In Armenia, the Company offers several Armenian dram-based prepaid and contract tariff plans, each one targeted at a different type of customer. In Tajikistan, the Company offers several Tajik somoni-based prepaid and postpaid tariff plans, each one targeted at a different type of customer. In Armenia and Georgia, the Company offers certain fixed-line services. The Company does not offer fixed-line services in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan or Laos. Its Italy segment consists of its operations in Italy under its subsidiary WIND Italy. In Italy, the Company provides a variety of mobile data services and VAS for telephone and computer to its consumer and corporate customers. In Italy, the Company markets its mobile, Internet, fixed-line voice and data offerings by employing a multibrand strategy of the WIND and Infostrada brands in their respective markets.
The Company competes with MTS, MegaFon, Tele2, Rostelecom, Russian Railways, Orange Business, Multiregional TransitTelecom, Acado, Er-Telecom, NetbyNet, OTA, Algerie Telecom, Ooredoo, Djezzy, Mobilis, Mobilink, Telenor Group, Etisalat Group, Warid Telecom Pakistan LLC, Bank Alfalah Limited, China Mobile, Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation, Multinet, Wateen, Supernet, Cybernet, Nexlinx, Nayatel, World Call, Wi-Tribe, Qubee, Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi, Airtel, Teletalk, Citycell, Kyivstar, Ukrtelecom, LLC Astelit, Datagroup, Vega, Volia, Kcell, KaR-Tel, AlTel, Kazakhtelecom, TeliaSonera, Temir Zholy, Astel, Unitel, UzMobile, Universal Mobile Systems, Uztelecom, East Telecom, Sarkor Telecom, Sharq Telecom, EVO, Alfa Telecom, Sky Mobile, Nur Telecom, K-Telecom, ArmenTel, Orange Armenia, Babilon Mobile, TCell, Tacom, Magticom, Geocell, Mobitel, LTC, ETL, U!Com, Armenian Datacom Company, CJSC, GNC-Alfa, CrossNet, Telecom Italia, Vodafone Italy, Hutchison and Fastweb.
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