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Kcell Kazakhstan

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Arti Ots, CEO«Kcell» JSC* is affiliated to TeliaSonera, the largest Scandinavian telecommunications holding.

Currently «Kcell» JSC* is the cellular operator rendering services of GSM-900/1800 and UMTS/WCDMA 2100 MH standard. The mission of the Company is development in entering new markets, creating new products and services to satisfy existing and new customer needs in exciting ways. Bring the benefits and make people's lives more comfortable through innovative services based on our skills in information and communication technologies.

The company was established in 1998 and since February 1999 it began rendering services of cellular communication under the trade mark Kcell. Activ brand was launched in September the same year. On December 31th, 2013 subscriber base totaled 14.3 million people.

From the very beginning of its operation Kcell has been playing the role of the trend setter giving tone, trends and tendency to development of the Kazakhstani cellular market. Through the dynamic actions of the Company in the Kazakhstani mobile market the Company was first to launch GPRS/EDGE technologies, and millions of Kazakhstani people got possibility to enjoy such services as Mobile Internet, WAP, and MMS throughout the country.

Company was selected of the core provider of 3G mobile communication and mobile Internet for OSCE summit conducted in December 2010, and for VII Asian Winter Games in January-February 2011. In late 2013, our 3G network covered all settlements with a population of more than 50 000 people. Under the terms of the license by the end of 2014 Kcell’s 3G standard network should cover all settlements of Kazakhstan with a population of over 10 thousand people and all regional centers.

During 17 years working in the market, company has been expanding its network coverage. At the year-end, Kcell’s 2G network covered 95.9% of the population and 46.9% of the territory of Kazakhstan, while its 3G services were available to around 70% of people.

* According per resolution of General Meeting “GSM Kazakhstan OJSC “Kazakhtelecom” LLP is reorganized into a joint stock company by transformation of legal form of the limited liability partnership. Company’s name - “GSM Kazakhstan OJSC “Kazakhtelecom” LLP is changed to “Kcell” Joint Stock Company. Based on the above, the Company has undergone the registration procedure with the Department of Justice of Almaty city.

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