Архив за месяц: Июль 2015

Beeline halves white-label LTE router rate

Telecompaper.com  30.07.2015

 

VimpelCom plans to halve the rate of its white-label Beeline LTE/WI-FI router for customers also buying internet packages. The device will cost RUB 1,300 instead of RUB 2,600 when buying the operator’s monthly internet bundle. The rate of the whole package will total RUB 1,650 instead of RUB 2,950. The new rate will be applied from 1 August.

 

Russian mobile operator Vimpelcom, working under the Beeline brand, plans to halve the rate of its white-label Beeline LTE/WI-FI router for customers also buying internet packages. The device will cost RUB 1,300 instead of RUB 2,600 when buying the operator’s monthly internet bundle. The rate of the whole package will total RUB 1,650 instead of RUB 2,950. The new rate will be applied from 1 August.

 

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/beeline-halves-white-label-lte-router-rate—1095163

 

Kar-Tel launches Premium IPTV pack

Telecompaper.com  30.07.2015

 

Kar-Tel plans to introduce a new Premium TV package for its IPTV services under the BeeTV sub-brand. The Premium package has 104 TV channels and over 12,000 films on the VoD catalogue; it will become accessible in 1 August. BeeTV service is accessible over TV-sets supporting the SmartTV function, over mobile devices, PCs, and when using set-top boxes.

 

Mobile operator Kar-Tel, working under the Beeline Kazakhstan brand, plans to introduce a new Premium TV package for its IPTV services under the BeeTV sub-brand. The Premium package has 104 TV channels and over 12,000 films on the VoD catalogue; it will become accessible in 1 August. BeeTV service is accessible over TV-sets supporting the SmartTV function, over mobile devices, PCs, and when using set-top boxes.

 

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/kar-tel-launches-premium-iptv-pack—1095156

 

Wall Street coffee break

Yahoo Finanza Italia  31.07.2015

 

On July 30, VimpelCom was down 3.03%.

 

La Borsa americana ha terminata la seduta praticamente invariata, visto come era cominciata c’e di che essere soddisfatti, la prima mezz’ora di contrattazione, infatti, aveva fatto temere il peggio, poi, si sono recuperate abbastanza velocemente le perdite, ma tornata sulla parita si e adagiata e non ha proseguito il trend rialzista. Era molto atteso il dato sul Pil del secondo trimestre, salito (+2,3%), ma meno delle attese (+2,6%), ottima invece la revisione al rialzo del primo quarto passato da -0,2% a +0,6%. Bene ancora una volta i consumi e le esportazioni, in calo invece gli investimenti. Per molti analisti diventa piu probabile vedere il primo rialzo dei tassi a settembre, personalmente rimango scettico e opto per dicembre, ma sono ragionamenti da “osteria” non e tanto importante quando arrivera il rialzo dei tassi, bensi come reagira il mercato. Come ogni giovedi erano molto attesi anche i dati sull’occupazione. Aumentate, ma meno del consenso le prime richieste di sussidi alla disoccupazione. Le notizie peggiori, pero, arrivavano dal versante trimestrali, le due maggiori societa che oggi comunicavano i propri dati non hanno centrato gli obiettivi, Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB — notizie ) ha visto crescere in maniera importante le spese che hanno cosi depresso il margine operativo, mentre Procter & Gamble e stato bastonato dal mercato dopo aver annunciato un rallentamento della crescita dei propri utili. Letteralmente massacrato Whole Foods Market (NasdaqGS: WFM — notizie ) i cui ricavi si fermeranno ben al di sotto di quanto previsto alcuni mesi fa, ma ci sono stati anche titoli premiati dal mercato, in particolare Mondelez Int. e Baidu (Xetra: A0F5DE — notizie ) per gli annunciati programmi di buyback. Dow Jones (-0,03%) recuperano qualcosa United Technologies (+1,38%) e Caterpillar (+1,32%), conferma la buona intonazione gia messa in mostra ieri Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT — notizie ) (+1,27%) Continua il pessimo 2015 Procter & Gamble (-4,01%), dobbiamo invece parlare di prese di profitto per Unitedhealth (-0,79%) e Boeing (-0,78%). S&P500 (+0,00%) svetta come anticipato Mondelez Int. (+5,03%) seguita da Baxter Int. (+3,92%) e Capital One Financial (+2,36%) Calo fisiologico per Allergan (Berlino: 28551749.BE — notizie ) (-2,70%), scende di nuovo Halliburton (Hannover: HAL.HA — notizie ) (-2,31%) e, come preannunciato, Facebook (-1,84%) che pero termina molto distante dai minimi di giornata. Nasdaq (+0,33%) forti rialzi per Western Digital (Swiss: — ) (+9,77%), Wynn Resorts (NasdaqGS: — ) (+8,42%) e Vertex Pharma (+7,83%) Sprofonda Whole Foods Market (-11,61%), e accusano pesanti cali Marriott Int. (-5,66%) e Vimpelcom (-3,03%). Giancarlo Marcotti per Finanza In Chiaro

 

https://it.finance.yahoo.com/notizie/wall-street-in-pausa-caff%C3%A8-225200024.html

 

VimpelCom (VIP) Soars 15.8% on Merger Speculation in Italy — Analyst Blog

Nasdaq.com  31.07.2015

 

Shares of VimpelCom jumped 15.79% to $5.94 on Jul 29, following rumors that the company is looking to combine its Italian wireless operations with Hong Kong-based CK Hutchison Holdings, which is controlled by billionaire Li Ka-shing. Assets like Wind’s fixed-line network (Infostrada), in addition to some wireless towers, may be up for sale in the event of the deal getting through. Moreover, the merged entity would cater to the needs of more than 30 million customers across the nation. We expect investor focus to remain on further updates on the rumored deal.The said deal can be viewed as a major positive for VimpelCom, which has been undergoing troubled times lately courtesy its exposure to the turbulent market in Russia.

 

Shares of Dutch telecom provider VimpelCom Ltd VIP, one of the world’s largest integrated telecommunications services operators, jumped 15.79% to $5.94 on Jul 29, following rumors that the company is looking to combine its Italian wireless operations with Hong Kong-based CK Hutchison Holdings, which is controlled by billionaire Li Ka-shing. The Italian subsidiary of Hutchison is 3 Italia. On the other hand, Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. is the Italian unit of VimpelCom, with Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman as one of its largest stakeholders. According to a report appearing in the Bloomberg, the companies are very close to cutting a deal and the possibility of a merger announcement as early as next week cannot be ruled out. The two companies have been in talks over the last couple of months, pertaining to a merger of their mobile phone units in Italy, according to a Bloomberg report. The companies are reportedly mulling a possible «equal joint venture.» In the event of the merger materializing, the number of national wireless networks in Italy would be reduced to three from the existing four. The Bloomberg report further states, assets like Wind’s fixed-line network (Infostrada), in addition to some wireless towers, may be up for sale in the event of the deal getting through. Moreover, the merged entity would cater to the needs of more than 30 million customers across the nation. We expect investor focus to remain on further updates on the rumored deal. The said deal can be viewed as a major positive for VimpelCom, which has been undergoing troubled times lately courtesy its exposure to the turbulent market in Russia. The merger would strengthen its position in Italy. According to the Bloomberg report, the Italian telecommunications market hasn’t witnessed merger-oriented consolidation even as competition among operators weighs on call and data prices. We note that VimpelCom, apart from operating in Canada and Italy, offers a wide range of wireless, fixed, and broadband services in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia and various countries in Asia and Africa. The company offers services under the Beeline, Kyivstar, djuice, Wind, Infostrada Mobilink, Leo, Banglalink, Telecel and Djezzy brands. Zacks Rank VimpelCom carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Better-ranked stocks are Cincinnati Bell Inc. CBB, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. NTT and Juniper Networks Inc. JNPR. All the three stocks sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

 

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/vimpelcom-vip-soars-158-on-merger-speculation-in-italy-analyst-blog-cm503528

 

Russian Carriers, Retailers Stop Buying Samsung Smartphones

Bloomberg  30.07.2015

 

MegaFon and VimpelCom and retailers Euroset Holding NV and Svyaznoy suspended ordering from Samsung Electronics. VimpelCom stopped purchases after faulty units among Samsung devices reached as high as 7 percent, more than among other brands.

 

Two Russian wireless carriers and two of the country’s largest handset retailers said they stopped buying Samsung Electronics Co. smartphones, citing concerns over defective units and disagreements over repair guarantees. Carriers PJSC MegaFon and VimpelCom Ltd. and retailers Euroset Holding NV and Svyaznoy suspended ordering from the South Korean company. VimpelCom stopped purchases after faulty units among Samsung devices reached as high as 7 percent, more than among other brands, the carrier said in an e-mail. Svyaznoy stopped ordering Samsung phones and tablets in June and keeps selling what’s left of previously bought batches, spokeswoman Maria Zaikina said by phone. Samsung’s share of smartphone sales in Russia may have dropped by 25 percent over the recent month, according to Svyaznoy estimates. Samsung “remains committed to providing the best possible products for Russian consumers,” the company said in an e-mail. It declined to comment on its relationship with Russian retailers. The two carriers and two retailers operate more than 11,000 stores combined, according to St. Petersburg-based research firm INFOLine. Samsung phones are still available in Russia through some other retailers and online stores. Euroset suspended purchases in May, Chief Executive Officer Alexander Malis said by phone. “The volume of defective units surged, our customers were unhappy, and Euroset had to bear repair costs,” he said. Euroset is co-owned by MegaFon and VimpelCom Ltd. Apple, Lenovo MegaFon stopped buying Samsung phones until “unresolved issues” between the companies are settled, Tatyana Zvereva, a spokeswoman for the carrier, said by phone. Samsung sold $1.46 billion worth of smartphones to Russia last year, accounting for about 23 percent of the value of units sales in the country, researcher IDC estimates. Products from Apple Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd. and others are replacing Samsung in sales, Euroset’s Malis said. The Russian companies’ decision to stop buying from Samsung was earlier reported by Vedomosti.

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-30/russia-s-main-handset-retailers-stop-buying-samsung-smartphones

 

Beeline launching new entertainment service ‘Tvoi Million!’

Knews.kg  29.07.2015

 

Sky Mobile (the Beeline Kyrgyzstan brand) has announced the launch of “Tvoi Million!” (“Your Million!”), a quiz giving its customers an opportunity to win KGS 4 mln and other big cash prizes.

 

Компания «Sky Mobile» (торговая марка Beeline) объявляет о запуске викторины «Твой миллион!». Среди своих пользователей Beeline разыграет 4 млн сомов и другие крупные денежные призы. Beeline начинает проведение ежегодной викторины с ценными подарками. Ее участники на ежедневной основе будут получать вопросы из разных областей знаний. Тот, кто даст верный ответ быстрее всех остальных, становится победителем дня. Участник, оперативно присылающий правильные ответы на протяжении 30 дней, будет назван победителем месяца. Таким же образом – дважды за весь период акции – определяется абсолютный победитель. Итак, в розыгрыше – ежедневный приз в размере 15 тыс. сомов и ежемесячный – 55 тыс. сомов. Размер главного выигрыша в этом году увеличен вдвое. Так что все участники могут побороться за два суперприза по 2 млн сомов каждый! Для того чтобы подключиться к сервису «Твой миллион!» необходимо набрать бесплатную команду *2000# или отправить SMS-сообщение с любым текстом (кроме слов BALL и STOP) на короткий номер 2000. После этого каждый день участнику будут приходить SMS-сообщения с вопросами викторины. Отправка сообщения с ответом бесплатна. За правильные ответы абонент будет премирован баллами, по сумме которых и будут впоследствии выдаваться призы. Для проверки количества баллов и своей позиции необходимо набрать команду *2000*1# или отправить SMS с текстом BALL на короткий номер 2000. Отметим также, что каждый пользователь данного сервиса ежедневно получает 30 бонусных SMS-сообщений внутри сети. «Безусловно, нам важно, чтобы клиенты Beeline пользовались качественной связью, доступными и выгодными услугами. В то же время мы рады разрабатывать и развлекательные сервисы. Мы дарим людям возможность проявить себя в ярких конкурсах или, даже, выиграть два миллиона! Особое внимание уделяется честности проведения акции, а также простоте ее правил. Наши специалисты внимательно изучили опыт проведения прошлых розыгрышей и упростили условия участия. Присоединяйтесь к викторине «Твой миллион!» от Beeline, получайте подарки и ценные призы – с нами выгодно! От себя лично хочу пожелать всем участникам удачи», – отметил директор бишкекского регионального отделения Beeline Артур Кыдыралиев. Акция проводится до 31 января 2016 года для всех абонентов Beeline. Ежедневная плата за участие – 10 сомов с учетом налогов. С полной информацией о сервисе «Твой миллион!» можно ознакомиться на сайте million.beeline.kg или по короткому номеру 2000 (звонок бесплатный, доступен только для абонентов Beeline).

 

http://www.knews.kg/pr_articles/67360_Beeline_zapuskaet_novyiy_razvlekatelnyiy_servis_dlya_abonentov_tvoy_million/

 

Kyivstar starts using new customer feedback system

News.kompass.ua  29.07.2015

 

Kyivstar has developed Close Feedback Loop, a multi-channel customer feedback system that will enable the company to enhance its business operations. The system was launched on June 1, 2015 and runs on a real-time basis.

 

Киевстар внедрил новую систему получения обратной связи от абонентов | «Киевстар» постоянно работает над улучшением качества обслуживания абонентов. С развитием сети 3G и запуском новых продуктов учет мнения клиентов стал еще более важен. Для этого оператор внедрил новую систему многоканального получения обратной связи от клиентов. Компания построила систему Close Feedback Loop, которая позволяет учитывать каждую оценку и отзыв абонента в работе соответствующих подразделений. Она была запущена 1 июня. Новая система позволяет в режиме реального времени получать и обрабатывать тысячи отзывов клиентов ежедневно. После того, как абонент обратился в компанию в любой из точек контакта – через call-центр, центр обслуживания «Киевстар», на сайте самообслуживания – или просто воспользовался услугами связи, он получит приглашение принять участие в анкетировании по бесплатному номеру 4035. Вопросы анкеты касаются как качества обслуживания в конкретной точке контакта, так и компании в целом. Эти комментарии в реальном времени поступают руководителям и сотрудникам, непосредственно отвечающим за качество обслуживания и улучшение клиентского опыта. За первые полтора месяца 150 тысяч абонентов оценили «Киевстар». Компания уже получила около 30 тысяч комментариев. «Абоненты «Киевстар» высоко оценивают качество услуг и обслуживания, о чем говорит наивысший на телеком-рынке показатель NPS (Net Promoter Score – показатель готовности клиента рекомендовать компанию), – отметил Олег Косс, руководитель департамента клиентского опыта «Киевстар». – Для нас важно сохранить и приумножить это доверие, что особенно важно ввиду стремительного развития услуг в сети 3G. Каждая оценка и комментарий абонента будут обязательно рассмотрены сотрудниками тех подразделений, которых они касаются». Обработка ответов и отзывов позволит «Киевстар» еще лучше понимать ожидания клиентов, повышать стандарты качества обслуживания, совершенствовать продукты и сервисы компании. Справка о компании: «Киевстар» – украинский оператор телекоммуникаций, предоставляет услуги связи и передачи данных на основе широкого спектра мобильных и фиксированных технологий. Услугами оператора пользуется свыше 26 млн абонентов мобильной связи и около 800 тыс. – широкополосного интернета. Акционеры «Киевстар» – международная группа VimpelCom Ltd. (Нидерланды), владеет телекоммуникационными активами в странах СНГ, Европы, Азии и Африки. Акции компании находятся в свободном обращении на фондовой бирже (NASDAQ), Нью-Йорк. Мобильная сеть «Киевстар» – одна из лучших в Европе, и охватывает все большие и малые города Украины, а также более 28 тыс. сельских населенных пунктов, все основные национальные и региональные трассы, большинство морских и речных побережий. Волоконно-оптическая сеть «Киевстар» для скоростной передачи данных имеет общую протяженность более 46 тыс. километров и емкость внешних каналов более 600 Гбит/с. «Киевстар» предоставляет услуги международного роуминга в 195 странах на 5 континентах. «Киевстар» более 16 лет работает в Украине, и является крупнейшим плательщиком налогов, а также одним из наилучших работодателей и социально ответственной компанией.

 

http://news.kompass.ua/news/kievstar_vnedril_novuju_sistemu_poluchenija_obratnoj_svjazi_ot_abonentov/2015-07-29-39580

 

Kyivstar upgrades customer feedback system

Telecompaper.com  29.07.2015

 

Kyivstar has introduced the Closed Feedback Loop system, enabling subscribers to send feedback on the quality of various units of the company. Customers applying to the company over any contact form, including a call center, online portal, services center or other means, can fill in the questionnaire about services quality.

 

Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar has introduced the Closed Feedback Loop system, enabling subscribers to send feedback on the quality of various units of the company. Customers applying to the company over any contact form, including a call centre, the online portal, services centre or other means, can fill in the questionaire about services quality. Some 150,000 subscribers have evaluated the work quality of the operator over the system in the 50 days since launch. Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours. Subscribe now.

 

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/kyivstar-upgrades-customer-feedback-system—1094858

 

Wind launches platform for smart working

Corrierecomunicazioni.it  29.07.2015

 

Wind said it is launching Work&Life, a new service designed for companies that pay attention to work management, productivity, and private lives of their employees. The solution is part of the company’s initiative, dubbed Smart Working, and is based on its platform, Wind Cloud Line.

 

Il nuovo servizio si chama «Work&Life» e permette di estendere lo spazio di lavoro oltre il luogo fisico dell’ufficio, mettendo a disposizione una serie di funzioni per lavorare da qualsiasi device di DE.A. Wind lancia “Work&Life ”, nuovo servizio dedicato alle aziende attente sia alla produttivita sia a conciliare, in modo equilibrato, la gestione del lavoro e la vita privata dei propri dipendenti, in un’ottica di “Smart Working ”. “Work&Life” di Wind permette di estendere lo spazio di lavoro oltre il luogo fisico dell’ufficio, grazie a collegamenti veloci e sicuri per accedere e condividere i dati aziendali in ogni momento e con qualsiasi dispositivo. Le aziende che utilizzano tali soluzioni, insieme ad adeguate policy organizzative, possono avere maggiore efficienza, innovazione tecnologica e riduzione dei costi, garantendo al tempo stesso la soddisfazione e la motivazione dei propri dipendenti, grazie all’elevata flessibilita e qualita del loro “work-life balance ”. La disponibilita delle tecnologie digitali e un fattore indispensabile per il lavoro in mobilita e, con “Work&Life”, le aziende possono adottare modelli organizzativi piu efficaci, creando condizioni di lavoro che consentano di rispondere, contemporaneamente, a nuovi obiettivi di business e alle esigenze delle persone. La famiglia “Work&Life” e composta dal “Wind Mobility Pack ”, una suite completa di servizi come la posta elettronica, gli applicativi Office, le soluzioni di comunicazione integrata e il “Mobile Device Management ” per gestire, proteggere e monitorare i device di ogni sistema operativo e, soprattutto, bloccarli in caso di furto. C’e inoltre il “Wind Storage Mobile ”, un servizio erogato tramite il Cloud di Wind che, con un’app, permette di memorizzare e custodire in sicurezza i propri dati, consultarli e condividerli con smartphone, tablet e Pc. La soluzione principale di “Work&Life” e la piattaforma “Wind Cloud Line”, che integra il servizio di fonia fissa in mobilita con quello di “Unified Communication&Collaboration ”. Un sistema di comunicazione affidabile, con funzionalita avanzate, che consente ai dipendenti di lavorare in mobilita collegati allo stesso sistema telefonico dell’ufficio. Le principali funzionalita di “Wind Cloud Line ” sono:Chat&Presence ,Voice Mail ,Conference Room ,Fax Server eIntegrazione Rubrica Aziendale.

 

http://www.corrierecomunicazioni.it/it-world/35695_wind-lancia-una-piattaforma-per-lo-smart-working.htm

 

News Recap – Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR), VimpelCom Ltd (ADR) (VIP), Vonage Holdings Corp. (VG), Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc (PTX)

Techsonian.com  29.07.2015

 

VimpelCom Ltd inched up 0.98% and closed at USD 5.13 on July 28, after gaining total volume of 1.69 million shares. Its earnings per share (EPS) is -USD 0.27 and its beta value stands at 1.98 points and has total market capitalization of USD 8.92 bln and a total of 1.75 billion outstanding shares.

 

Caesars Entertainment Corp (NASDAQ:CZR) have entered into a restructuring contract with holders of a important amount of CEOC’s second-lien notes. This contract provides for a substantial improvement in recoveries for second lien noteholders and adds to the group of creditors supporting CEOC’s restructuring plan. The contract will go effective when holders owning greater than 50% of second lien debt sign the contract. With the public announcement of the terms of this improved restructuring contract, Caesars Entertainment and CEOC will seek to gain further support. Caesars Entertainment Corp (NASDAQ:CZR) reported the surge of +2.64% and closed at $5.05, with the total traded volume of 1.99 million shares. During last trade its minimum price was $4.76 and it gained its highest price of $5.16 and has a total of 144.70 million outstanding shares. Can Investors Bet on CZR after this News update? Find out in this Research Report VimpelCom Ltd (ADR) ( NASDAQ:VIP ) declared that it plans, in line with the Company’s Financial Calendar 2015, to publish its operating and financial results for the second quarter and first half year of 2015 and a planned update, on August 6, 2015, at 7:00 am CET (6:00 am GMT). VimpelCom will also host a live A&I presentation in London at 14:00 CET (13:00 GMT) on the same day. For those analysts and investors who are unable to attend the live presentation, VimpelCom will host a simultaneous conference call and a video webcast. VimpelCom Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:VIP) showing jumped of +0.98% and closed at $5.13, after gaining total volume of 1.69 million shares. Its earnings per share (EPS) is -$0.27 and its beta value stands at 1.98 points and has total market capitalization of $8.92 billion and a total of 1.75 billion outstanding shares. Is VIP a Solid Investment at These Levels? Read This Report For Details Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) declared that its Chief Executive Officer, Alan Masarek, is Planned to present at the Needham Interconnect Conference in New York City on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 4:20 p.m. EDT. A live webcast of this event may be accessed on the Vonage Investor Relations website at http://ir.vonage.com. Windows Media Player or RealPlayer is required to listen to this webcast. A replay will be accessible on Vonage’s Investor Relations website shortly after the live webcast. Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) decreased -0.39% closed at $5.15 and traded with total volume of 1.50 million shares, while the average trading remained 1.51 million shares. During last trade its minimum price was $5.11 and it gained the highest price of $5.24. Its market capitalization was $1.10 billion. How Should Investors Trade VG Now? Don’t Miss out a Special Trend Analysis Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PTX) declared positive results from Category 1 abuse deterrence studies with ZX007, utilizing Altus Formulation’s proprietary INTELLITABTM abuse deterrent technology platform. ZX007 is an abuse-deterrent, extended-release oral hydrocodone bitartrate formulation product in development for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock opioid treatment and for which alternative treatments are inadequate. The purpose of the studies was to perform a comprehensive battery of laboratory tests to assess the physical and chemical properties of ZX007. These studies were conducted in accordance with the April 2015 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidance for Industry: Abuse-Deterrent Opioids — Evaluation and Labeling. Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PTX) reported the decline of -0.96%, after closing price for the day was $5.17. Its total trading volume for the day was 1.22 million shares, versus its average volume of 1.22 million shares. Its earnings per share are -$1.29.

 

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