Algeria: Djezzy’s 15th anniversary: Matthieu Galvani inaugurates new office in Oran and announces massive recruitment plan

Fibladi.dz  18.02.2017

 

For the company’s 15th anniversary, Matthieu Galvani, CEO at Djezzy, has inaugurated the operator’s new digital office in Oran. During February 15 inauguration, he had a news conference and explained to the audience that the company’s development strategy implies digital leadership and exceptional customer experience.

 

Dans le cadre de la celebration du 15e anniversaire de l’entreprise, le Directeur General de Djezzy, Matthieu Galvani a choisi la ville d’Oran pour effectuer sa premiere sortie sur le terrain et ce afin d’inaugurer une nouvelle boutique completement dediee au digital en presence d’un haut representant du FNI ainsi que des employes de l’est et des partenaires locaux. En cette matinee du 15 fevrier, tout etait pret pour cette inauguration qui coincidait avec le 15e anniversaire de l’operateur. Matthieu Galvani, Directeur General, fraichement installe, est accompagne de Mr Aknouche du Fonds d’investissement National pour l’ouverture d’une nouvelle boutique au 31, rue des Martyrs a Es-Sania a Oran et rencontrer les employes ainsi que la presse locale afin d’expliquer la strategie de developpement du Nouveau Djezzy qui s’articule autour de deux axes fondateurs, a savoir le leadership numerique et la proximite client. Dans ce cadre, le Directeur General a indique que Djezzy detient 11 boutiques operationnelles a Oran dont 06 nouvelles dotee d’un mobilier moderne et bientot de services qui permettront une meilleure interaction avec les attentes des consommateurs plus particulierement sur les data. La mise en place de nouvelles infrastructures est egalement accompagnee par l’ouverture de nouveaux postes d’emplois. A Oran par exemple, ce sont 64 nouveaux recrutements operes et Djezzy prevoit de recruter plus de 900 collaborateurs d’ici fin 2017 dans le cadre de son programme de developpement qui concerne non seulement les boutiques mais egalement la creation de nouveaux metiers exiges par l’ere du digital. «Nous prevoyons d’ouvrir 50 nouvelles boutiques supplementaires prochainement et nous comptons finir l’annee avec 151 nouvelles boutiques» a declare Matthieu Galvani. Par ailleurs, il a rappele que Djezzy a deploye son reseau 4G dans 20 wilayas avec un taux de couverture plus important que la concurrence indiquant avoir atteint les 70% dans certaines regions du pays. Au 31 decembre dernier, l’operateur couvre Alger, Ain Defla, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bouira, Boumerdes, El Oued, Mostaganem, Oran, Skikda, Tizi Ouzou, Tlemcen, Blida, Batna, Setif, Constantine, Djelfa, Tiaret, Medea, Bejaia, et Mila. Djezzy compte ouvrir tres prochainement de nouvelles wilayas 4G. Il faut savoir que Djezzy a celebre son 15eme anniversaire en organisant plusieurs ceremonies a travers le pays. Matthieu Galvani, directeur general, a preside les festivites a Oran, Vincenzo Nesci a ete Constantine alors que Choukri Berghout DG adjoint charge du B2B a dirige la celebration au CIC a Alger. Djezzy mene depuis avril 2015 un processus de transformation pour devenir l’operateur digital de reference en Algerie. Fruit de l’accord FNI-VimpelCom, Djezzy devenue une EPE depuis janvier 2015 est une entreprise dont l’objectif est de rester leader de l’industrie et de contribuer a l’edification d’une economie alternative basee sur la connaissance et les TIC. Retrouvez les articles de HuffPost Algerie sur notre page Facebook. Pour suivre les dernieres actualites en direct, cliquez ici.

 

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Armenia: ArmenTel CEO receives prime minister’s certificate of gratitude

News.am  17.02.2017

 

ArmenTel (the Beeline Armenia) CEO Andrei Pyatakhin has been awarded a certificate of gratitude of Armenian prime minister, which was handed over to him by president of the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia, Gagik Makaryan. The award was given in recognition of the company’s efforts to secure stable employment, decent work, and high level of corporate responsibility.

 

Президент Республиканского Союза Работодателей Армении (РСРА) Гагик Макарян вручил генеральному директору Beeline в Армении Андрею Пятахину благодарственную грамоту от премьер-министра РА. За обеспечение стабильной занятости, достойного труда и высокую корпоративную ответственность, генеральный директор Beeline Андрей Пятахин был поощрен благодарственной грамотой от Премьер-министра РА Карена Карапетяна. «Я благодарю премьер-министра Армении Карена Карапетяна за высокую оценку моей работы и хочу подчеркнуть, что эта награда является общей победой коллектива Beeline. Каждый из наших сотрудников, вне зависимости от работы или должности, осознает свою ответственность перед клиентами, и мы делаем все возможное, чтобы все почувствовали нашу любовь и заботу», — отметил Генеральный директор Beeline в Армении Андрей Пятахин. Отметим, что среди критериев выбора лауреатов были активности компаний в обеспечении стабильных рабочих мест и достойного труда, работа в сфере корпоративной социальной ответственности и вклад в стабильное социально-экономическое развитие страны. В частности, была отмечена программа Beeline Make your mark, в рамках которой в Армении были удачно реализованы более двух десятков проектов, направленных на трудоустройство молодежи, повышение их конкурентоспособности на рынке труда, а также на стимулирование предпринимательского мышления среди школьников и студентов.

 

https://news.am/rus/news/373977.html

 

Uzbekistan: Beeline Uzbekistan offers promo on Samsung Galaxy range

Telecompaper.com  17.02.2017

 

Beeline Uzbekistan has introduced a promotion on Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Customers buying the devices are offered bonus minutes of net-calls, SMS and mobile data for three months from the purchase.

 

Mobile operator Beeline Uzbekistan has introduced a promotion on Samsug Galaxy smartphones. Customers buying the devices are offered a bonus for three months from the purchase. The promotion is valid until 15 April on the Galaxy J1, Galaxy J1 Ace, Galaxy J1 Mini, Galaxy J2, Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5, Galaxy J5 prime, Galaxy J7 and Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7, as well as Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S7 edge models. Customers purchasing A and S series smartphones are offered 2 GB of international internet traffic and 2 GB for visiting domestic websites, as well as 1,000 minutes of on-net calls and 1,000 on-net SMS. Customers purchasing J series smartphones are offered 500 MB internet traffic, 500 minutes of on-net calls and 500 on-net SMS.

 

https://www.telecompaper.com/news/beeline-uzbekistan-offers-promo-on-samsung-galaxy-range—1184220

 

Russia: Beeline combines cloud PBX and CRM

Telecompaper.com  17.02.2017

 

VimpelCom (the Beeline brand) has integrated its cloud PBX services with CRM applications under its “Mobile Enterprise” service for SMEs. The monthly rate of the service will total RUR 2,850 with licenses for three employees or RUR 26,250 for 30 employees.

 

Russian mobile operator Vimpelcom, working under the Beeline brand, has integrated cloud PBX services with CRM applications under its ‘Mobile Enterprise‘ service for SMEs, reports Tdaily.ru. The main advantage of the new service is the ability to track incoming calls and links these to existing CRM data. These functions previously required complex call-centre systems. The monthly rate of the service will total RUB 2,850 with licences for three employees or RUB 26,250 for 30 employees.

 

https://www.telecompaper.com/news/beeline-combines-cloud-pbx-crm—1184187

 

Russia: Beeline to acquire fiscal data operator license

Telecompaper.com  17.02.2017

 

VimpelCom (the Beeline brand) plans to obtain a license as fiscal data operator this year. The operator will transfer fiscal data from cash desks to units of the tax agency as a service for its corporate customers, including SMEs, as well as for its retail chain.

 

Russian mobile operator Vimpelcom, working under the Beeline brand, plans to obtain a licence as fiscal data operator this year, reports Comnews.ru. The operator will transfer fiscal data from cash desks to units of the tax agency as a service for its corporate customers, including SMEs, as well as for its retail chain.

 

https://www.telecompaper.com/news/beeline-to-acquire-fiscal-data-operator-licence—1184211

 

Bangladesh: Banglalink to invest USD 100 mln in network expansion

Telecompaper.com  17.02.2017

 

Banglalink plans to invest USD 100 mln in its network expansion across the country in 2017, local newspaper financial Express reported, citing VimpelCom CEO Jean-Yves Charlier. “Over the last 12 years, since its inception in this market, Banglalink has invested around USD 2.4 billion in Bangladesh,” Charlier said.

 

Bangladeshi operator Banglalink plans to invest USD 100 million this year in its network expansion across the country, local newspaper financial Express reports, citing Jean-Yves Charlier, CEO of VimpelCom, Banglalink’s parent company. «Over the last 12 years, since its inception in this market, Banglalink has invested around USD 2.4 billion in Bangladesh», Charlier also said. «We are ready to go for 4G. But what is important is to have a great fiber infrastructure around the country due to the increased data demand that will come with 4G», said Banglalink CEO Erik Aas. «Annually, we’re investing around USD 100 million in network development», said Charlier. «However, if the spectrum auctioning takes place this year, there will be extra investment», he added. According to Charlier, Banglalink plans to bring “reasonably priced and affordable smartphones in partnership with major handset companies».»The future of telecom is not only SMS or voice. The future is much more around messaging», the CEO also said.

 

https://www.telecompaper.com/news/banglalink-to-invest-usd-100-mln-in-network-expansion—1184358

 

VimpelCom successfully enters into a multi-currency term and revolving facilities agreement of up to USD 2.25 billion with several international banks

PRNewswire.com  17.02.2017

 

VimpelCom Group has announced that it has successfully entered into a new multi-currency term and revolving facilities agreement (TL/RCF) of up to USD 2.25 bln for VimpelCom Holdings B.V. The TL/RCF will replace the existing USD 1.8 bln revolving credit facility signed in 2014. The term facility has a five-year tenor and the revolving credit facility has an initial tenor of three years, with VIP Holdings having the right to request two one-year extensions to the tenor of the revolving credit facility, subject to lender consent.

 

VimpelCom Group (NASDAQ: VIP), a leading global provider of telecommunications and digital services headquartered in Amsterdam and serving over 200 million customers, announced today that it has successfully entered into a new multi-currency term and revolving facilities agreement (the «TL/RCF») of up to USD 2.25 billion for VimpelCom Holdings B.V. («VIP Holdings»). The TL/RCF will replace the existing USD 1.8 billion revolving credit facility signed in 2014. The term facility has a five-year tenor and the revolving credit facility has an initial tenor of three years, with VIP Holdings having the right to request two one-year extensions to the tenor of the revolving credit facility, subject to lender consent. Several international banks have committed to the TL/RCF in an aggregate amount of USD 2.108 billion. The TL/RCF includes an option to increase the amount of the facilities up to the full USD 2.25 billion amount, which would consist of a term facility of USD 562,500,000 and a revolving credit facility of USD 1,687,500,000. VIP Holdings will have the option to make each drawdown under the facilities in either U.S. dollars or euros. VimpelCom’s Chief Financial Officer Andrew Davies commented: «The agreement to enter into new multi-currency term and revolving facilities is part of VimpelCom’s strategy to centralize and improve the structure of the Group’s financing and we are pleased with the strong commitment we received from several of our major international relationship banks. These new instruments support the Group’s liquidity profile and provide the Group with greater financial flexibility.» Disclaimer This release contains «forward-looking statements», as the phrase is defined in Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and include statements relating to, among other things, the structure of VimpelCom’s financing, VimpelCom’s liquidity profile, and the expected greater financial flexibility to be provided by the TL/RCF. The forward-looking statements included in this release that express or imply VimpelCom’s intentions, beliefs, expectations or predictions (and the assumptions underlying them) is a forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The actual outcome may differ materially from these statements as a result of: continued volatility in the economies in the markets where the companies operate; unforeseen developments from competition; governmental regulation of the telecommunications or digital industries; general political uncertainties in the markets where the companies operate; and government investigations or other regulatory actions and/or litigation with third parties. Certain other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in any forward-looking statements include the risk factors described in VimpelCom’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the «SEC») and other public filings made by VimpelCom with the SEC. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and VimpelCom expressly disclaims any obligation to update them or to announce publicly any revision to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this release, or to make corrections to reflect future events or developments. About VimpelCom VimpelCom (NASDAQ: VIP) is an international communications and technology company, headquartered in Amsterdam, and driven by a vision to unlock new opportunities for customers as they navigate the digital world. Present in some of the world’s most dynamic markets, VimpelCom provides more than 200 million customers with voice, fixed broadband, data and digital services. VimpelCom’s heritage as a pioneer in technology is the driving force behind a major transformation focused on bringing the digital world to each and every customer. VimpelCom offers services to customers in 13 markets including Russia, Italy, Algeria, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia and Laos. VimpelCom, whose licenses cover 10% of the world’s population, operates under the «Beeline», «Djezzy», «Jazz», «Kyivstar» and «banglalink» brands and owns 50% of a joint venture in Italy which operates under the «WIND» and «3» brands. Follow us on Twitter @VimpelCom or visit our website @ http://www.vimpelcom.com.

 

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vimpelcom-successfully-enters-into-a-multi-currency-term-and-revolving-facilities-agreement-of-up-to-usd-225-billion-with-several-international-banks-300409306.html

 

Ukraine: В Украине собрались тестировать 5G связь

KP.ua  16.02.2017

 

Министерство экономического развития и торговли Украины заинтересовалось тестированием 5G связи совместно с Европейским союзом. Об этом сообщается в «Твиттере» ведомства. В феврале 2015 года три мобильных оператора Украины ( «Киевстар», «Астелит» (ТМ life) и «МТС» ) выкупили у государства лицензии на использование 3G за 8,8 миллиардов гривен.

 

Министерство экономического развития и торговли Украины заинтересовалось тестированием 5G связи совместно с Европейским союзом. Об этом сообщается в «Твиттере» ведомства. — Мы заинтересованы во внедрении новейших технологий вместе с ЕС, которые желают участвовать в тестировании 5G, подготовке законодательства для этого, — заявил глава министерства Степан Кубив. Ранее Порошенко подписал указ о внедрении связи 4G в июле 2015 года. Сейчас в Украине действует связь третьего поколения (3G). В феврале 2015 года три мобильных оператора Украины («Астелит» (ТМ life), «МТС» и «Киевстар») выкупили у государства лицензии на использование 3G за 8,8 миллиардов гривен. Связь четвертого поколения 4G будет обеспечивать скорость интернета почти в два раза выше — до 100 Мбит/с. Национальная комиссия по вопросам регулирования связи и информатизации зарезервировала под конкурс на связь 4G первую порцию радиочастот. Об этом сегодня, 11 апреля, сказано на сайте ведомства.

 

http://kp.ua/life/567293-v-ukrayne-sobralys-testyrovat-5G-sviaz

 

Bangladesh: Banglalink launches three e-books on Boi Ghor app

Telecompaper.com  16.02.2017

 

Bangladeshi operator Banglalink has launched three exclusive e-books by two renowned writers at Ekushey Book Fair. These books are “Ek Lokkho Like” by Anisul Hoque and “Morgan Saheber Pretatma” and “Noymash” by Imdadul Haque Milon.

 

Bangladeshi operator Banglalink has launched three exclusive e-books of two re-nowned writers at Ekushey Book Fair. These books are «Ek Lokkho Like» by Anisul Hoque; «Morgan Saheber Pretatma» and «Noymash» by Imdadul Haque Milon. ‘Banglalink Boi Ghor’ e-book reader app, developed by E. B. Solutions, also offers books of various genres from authors such as Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, Rabeya Khatun, Ali Imam, Faridur Reza Sagar, Rezauddin Stalin, as well as Rabindranath, Nazrul, Sarat Chandra, Bibhutibhushan, Jibanananda, Sukumar Ray. The Banglalink Boi Ghor app customers will receive updates on the Ekushey Book Fair. The app brings exclusive Bangla e-books of different genres, and also offers a book preview with summary feature including search by book/author name, books can be saved as favorites, enabled with bookmark feature where users can mark a specific part of a book. To access the e-book app customers should visit the boi.xpress7050 website or download the Boi Ghor app from Google Play store. The service subscription charge is BDT 2.44 per day and sepa-rate data charge is applicable for downloading and browsing the Banglalink Bio Ghor app.

 

https://www.telecompaper.com/news/banglalink-launches-three-e-books-on-boi-ghor-app—1184062

 

Armenia: Beeline Armenia resumes facility to pay for its services through EasyPay terminals

Arka.am  16.02.2017

 

ArmenTel (the Beeline Armenia brand) has renewed the possibility of paying for its services through EasyPay terminals.

 

ЗАО «АрменТел» (брэнд Beeline) возобновил возможность оплаты услуг посредством платежных терминалов EasyPay, сообщает пресс-служба телекоммуникационной компании. Ранее «АрменТел» заявил о приостановлении с 16 февраля 2017 года оплаты услуг через платежные терминалы TelCell, Idram и EasyPay, ввиду неравной комиссионной политики вышеназванных компаний по отношению к клиентам Beeline. Согласно пресс-релизу, теперь абоненты мобильной связи Beeline смогут осуществлять оплату на следующих условиях: в случае уплаты от 10 до 50 драмов взимается 0 драмов; от 51 до 999 драмов – 30 драмов, от 1000 до 70 тыс. драмов – 0 драмов. В пресс-службе отметили, что абоненты могут оплатить услуги связи Beeline без комиссии в офисах продаж, в банках, на сайте www.beeline.am и через мобильное приложение Beeline Armenia. Ранее также сообщалось, что Beeline работает над тем, чтобы прийти к справедливому соглашению с платежными системами, компания открыта для диалога и основной задачей считает обеспечение равноправного и справедливого отношение к своим клиентам. ЗАО «АрменТел» (бренд Beeline) является дочерним предприятием компании «ВымпелКом» (торговая марка Beeline), с апреля 2007 года 100% акции «АрменТел» принадлежат российской компании. «АрменТел» предоставляет услуги фиксированной и мобильной связи. ($1 – 486,56 драма).

 

http://telecom.arka.am/ru/news/telecom/armyanskiy_beeline_vozobnovil_vozmozhnost_oplaty_uslug_cherez_terminaly_easypay_/