VimpelCom announces country winners of Eurasia Mobile Challenge

Dec 29, 2015, 04:35 ET from VimpelCom Ltd.

AMSTERDAM, Dec. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VimpelCom Ltd. ("VimpelCom", "Company" or "Group") (NASDAQ: VIP), a leading global provider of telecommunications services headquartered in Amsterdam and serving over 217 million customers, is pleased to announce the country winners of its Eurasia Mobile Challenge. Out of over 550 teams of young entrepreneurs who signed up to participate in the competition, national juries selected the top three winners from each participating country.

The winners are:

Armenia DailyDoc – Armenia Localz – Armenia Medlee – Armenia Georgia Cherrytea – Georgia iTraineeCoach – Georgia Treepex – Georgia Kazakhstan mDirect – Kazakhstan Once – Kazakhstan Я Волонтер  (I am a volunteer) – Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Artasian – Kyrgyzstan Easy Taxi – Kyrgyzstan Multilingual Social Network – Kyrgyzstan Russia Tim the Fox – Russia #cube – Russia Beauty Up – Russia Tajikistan RegTra – Tajikistan HouseShare – Tajikistan Mobile Order – Tajikistan   Uzbekistan – Uzbekistan Stolik – Uzbekistan Идеальные услуги (Ideal Services) – Uzbekistan

The Eurasia Mobile Challenge, launched in September, is an initiative of VimpelCom's Make Your Mark program. The competition is being run in partnership with Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd. As part of the competition, young entrepreneurs were tasked to come up with the industry's next big mobile solution in one of the following categories: "entertainment and culture," "environmental benefit," "social benefit" or "other." The teams were coached and judged on innovativeness, relevance to the local community, scalability, originality, and business model feasibility by successful local and international entrepreneurs, as well as VimpelCom leaders.

All 21 winning country teams are invited to take part in the regional Eurasia Mobile Challenge final in Moscow, on 27-28 January 2016 where they will deliver presentations.  Following the regional final, three winners from the Eurasia region will participate in the Global Mobile Challenge final in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, 22-26 February 2016.

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About VimpelCom 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, Algeria, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Bangladesh,  Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Laos, and Zimbabwe. VimpelCom's operations around the globe cover territory with a total population of approximately 740 million people. VimpelCom provides services under the "Beeline", "Kyivstar", "WIND", "Mobilink", "banglalink", "Telecel", and "Djezzy" brands. As of September 30, 2015 VimpelCom had 217 million mobile customers and 5.8 million fixed-line broadband customers on a combined basis. VimpelCom is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol (VIP).

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