AMSTERDAM, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VimpelCom Ltd. (NASDAQ:VIP), a leading global provider of telecommunications services headquartered in Amsterdam and serving over 218 million customers, has further demonstrated its commitment to the Dutch information technology economy through its move to join Nederland ICT.
Nederland ICT is the trade association for more than 550 information technology, telecom and internet companies in the Netherlands. It represents a business community with a turnover of almost USD 30 billion and over 250,000 employees, making it the foremost advocate and representative of the Dutch ICT sector. Membership of Nederland ICT allows VimpelCom to engage and develop relationships with its Dutch peers, as well as participate in the association's initiatives to grow talent and foster innovation in the Netherlands.
Marine Babayan, Group Director International Affairs & Government Relations, VimpelCom, says: "We are committed to making a contribution to the development of the ICT sector in the Netherlands. Joining Nederland ICT will allow us to expand our collaboration ties and grow the various initiatives we already have underway. As an international company based in Amsterdam, we are looking forward to exchanging thoughts and ideas with our peers to facilitate growth in the Telecom sector."
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, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, 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", "Infostrada" "Mobilink", "banglalink", "Telecel", and "Djezzy" brands. As of 31 March 2015, VimpelCom had 218 million mobile customers on a combined basis. VimpelCom is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol (VIP). For more information visit: http://www.vimpelcom.com
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