Veon announces sale of Russian tower business

Russian operator Veon has announced the sale of its mobile network towers in the country. The Russian tower business will be sold to Service-Telecom for RUB70.65 billion (€820 million), with the transaction scheduled to close in Q4 2021. Service-Telecom is a partner of  PJSC VimpelCom, which operates the Beeline telecommunications brand. The companies have also […]

Beeline TV at 3 million users for Veon

Russian pay TV service Beeline is at 3 million active users, Veon has announced. Veon announced a year-over-year increase of 23.6% in terms of Russian users to a total of 3 million Beeline customers. The operator, which is based in Amsterdam, said that the growth reflected an expanded content offer, targeted customer propositions and the […]

Russia’s Beeline sees boost from TV as COVID-19 hits mobile

Russian service provider Veon, which operates the Beeline brand, saw its TV subscriber base jump by over half in the year to June 30, taking it to over 2.3 million subscribers. Speaking to analysts after the company posted its quarterly results, Co-CEO Kaan Terzioglu said that Veon’s Beeline digital TV customer base was “now 50% […]

Upstart Armenian operator TEAM wins approval to acquire Veon’s Beeline business

TelecomArmenia (TEAM), a new telecommunications company in Armenia, has won approval from regulators to buy Dutch operator Veon’s business in the country. TEAM was launched in April by brothers Hayk and Aleksandr Yesayan as a new player providing TV and internet services in Armenia. The brothers co-founded Ucom, one of Armenia’s largest telcos, as business […]

Torbakhov in as CEO at Beeline Russia

Veon has appointed Alexander Torbakhov as the CEO of Beeline, its Russian telecommunications business. Starting on April 6, Torbakhov will replace Vasyl Latsanych, who was announced to be leaving in February. However, this succession process has been accelerated, with Latsanych initially set to depart in June. Torbakhov joins with more than 25 years of experience, […]

Veon names interim Beeline CEO

Russia’s Veon has named Viktor Biryukov as interim CEO of its domestic service provider arm, VimpelCom/Beeline. Biryukov will combine the chief executive role with his existing remit as EVP of legal affairs and corporate relations. His appointment follows the announcement last week that Vasyl Latsanych, Beeline’s current CEO, is to step down at the end […]

VEON hires ex Turkcell CEO

Telco services company VEON has announced the appointment of Kaan Terzioğlu and Sergi Herrero as joint chief operating officers of the group.  Herrero joined on September 1 while Terzioğlu will join on November 1. Terzioğlu (pictured) was the CEO of Turkey’s leading mobile operator Turkcell before announcing his resignation in March after four years in […]

Beeline Kazakhstan taps Kaltura for new TV offering

Veon/Beeline Kazakhstan has tapped technology provider Kaltura’s cloud TV platform to deliver its newly-launched TV service, TV Internet Doma. Beeline Kazakhstan is using the Kaltura TV platform technology to replace a legacy pay TV service and to reach more devices and customers, according to Kaltura. Beeline Kazakhstan customers can now access premium live channels and a […]

SPI expands in Russia with Beeline TV deal

VEON-owned Beeline TV has signed a distribution deal with SPI/FilmBox that will expand the latter’s reach into Russia. The deal will give Beeline TV customers access to FilmBox Arthouse, DocuBox, Fast & FunBox, FashionBox and FightBox, along with the flagship FilmBox channel. Murat Muratoglu, head of distribution at SPI, said: “We are delighted to announce […]

VEON appoints chief strategy officer

Telecoms and internet services business, VEON, has appointed Alex Kazbegi as chief strategy officer, effective February 18, 2019. Kazbegi was most recently managing director and head of EMEA telecom, transportation, infrastructure and healthcare research at Renaissance Capital. He has more than 20 years of investment banking experience in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Kazbegi is […]