BONN, Germany & MOSCOW - Thursday, December 4th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) - Deutsche Telekom unit International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) has signed an agreement with the VimpelCom Group to provide it and its affiliates with high-quality signaling services using an advanced modular system. ICSS won the deal with the VimpelCom Group following a competitive bid process.
While the general signaling agreement fixes the commercial details of the deal, VimpelCom’s 14 operating companies will enjoy the flexibility of a tailored service set. The companies are present in Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe. They will choose from a “menu” of signaling products and features according to their local needs. This novel toolkit approach benefits ICSS’s clients, since it ensures outstanding service efficiency and allows a prompter beginning of the technical implementation phase.
“Operational efficiency is one of our main priorities. The partnership with Deutsche Telekom will provide us with a solution that fulfills our requirements in economies of scale along with a high-quality global approach,” says Evgeny Ryabov, General Manager of VimpelCom International Services B.V.
“The project gave us the opportunity to prove once again that we have the capability to quickly develop innovative, tailored services,” comments Holger Magnussen, Senior Vice President Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions. “We are pleased to provide such a large company with a modular solution that gives each country the highest flexibility to use exactly the services that match its particular needs.”
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 142 million mobile customers, 31 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2013). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has approximately 229,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 60.1 billion in the 2013 financial year – more than half of it outside Germany.
For further information, see http://www.telekom.com/home.
About International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS)
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) is one of the world's leading carriers and an innovation driver for IP-based solutions. As an integral part of Deutsche Telekom’s International Wholesale Business Unit, ICSS serves the international wholesale requirements of the DT Group with its international affiliates and more than 860 external customers worldwide. One of the units’ core competencies is to focus on building business partnerships around the globe. With years of experience in the international wholesale communication market, ICSS has the expertise to provide clients with tailor-made solutions. The innovative technologies are offered on a global basis with a special emphasis on Europe. The integration of the GTS International Services Business Unit significantly strengthens ICSS as the leading partner for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with an unmatched product portfolio throughout the region.
The cutting-edge offerings of ICSS include the following business segments:
Internet & Content: Ensure best user experience by partnering with one of the premier European Internet and content players.
Mobile World: Mobilize your customers’ lives with innovative and profitable solutions from ICSS, a premium mobile enabler.
Carrier Enterprise Services: Securely connect your customer’s global sites with a major European multi-service provider.
Global Capacity: Manage your growing European and transatlantic backbone requirements with tailored, reliable and high-speed connectivity solutions.
Global Voice: Excellence and innovation with scale from the international market leader for retail voice termination.
For further information, see www.telekom-icss.com.
VimpelCom, an international telecoms company operating in 14 countries and headquartered in Amsterdam, is one of the world’s largest integrated telecommunications services operators providing voice and data services through a range of traditional and broadband mobile and fixed technologies in Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. VimpelCom’s operations around the globe cover territory with a total population of approximately 739 million people. VimpelCom provides services under the "Beeline", "Kyivstar", “WIND”, "Infostrada" “Mobilink”, “banglalink”, “Telecel”, and “Djezzy” brands. As of September 30, 2014 VimpelCom had 223 million mobile customers on a combined basis. VimpelCom is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol (VIP). For more information visit:http://www.vimpelcom.com.
Deutsche Telekom AG
International Wholesale Business Unit
Lisa Elisabeth Krenz
Tel.: +49 (0) 228 181 18798