Архив за месяц: Май 2015

Details of TeliaSonera offshore scandal revealed: Aliyev clan stole

Groong.com  30.05.2015


A company close to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his clan likely walked off with over USD1 bln in a takeover of his country’s stake in Azercell Telecom. The process was aided by a subsidiary of TeliaSonera, which acted against its own interest to allow the deal to happen, according to the findings documented by the journalists from OCCRP. The report is published on OCCRP website.


Taxpayers in Azerbaijan lost more than US$ 600 million in a deal that made no sense for all involved except for a murky offshore deeply connected to President Ilham Aliyev. A company close to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his clan likely walked off with more than US$ 1 billion in a takeover of his country’s stake in Azercell Telecom, the largest mobile operator in the country. The process was aided by a subsidiary of TeliaSonera, the Swedish-Finnish telecom giant, which acted against its own interest to allow the deal to happen, according to thefindings documented by the journalists from The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). The report is published on OCCRP website. According to the report, TeliaSonera, which owns a majority share of Azercell, turned down dividends in order to placate the government of Azerbaijan. In exchange, Azercell would receive all required regulatory approvals and licenses necessary to operate in Azerbaijan, according to internal documents. The deal was considered to be possibly the largest bribery in Swedish history. Einar Hackner, an experienced auditor and professor emeritus in business administration at Mid Sweden University who reviewed the reporters’ findings, told OCCRP reporters the government assets have likely been stolen. After TeliaSonera was revealed to have paid bribes to a member of the ruling family of Uzbekistan, new CEO, Johan Dennelind, was hired. When asked directly whether TeliaSonera bribed the Aliyev regime, Dennelind, said, «We cannot prove it. But we cannot rule it out.» OCCRP says Azercell was established in January 1996 as a joint venture between the Azerbaijani government and Turkcell, a leading mobile phone operator of Turkey. The Azerbaijani government owned 51 percent of the new mobile carrier. Faced with the difficulties of operating in a country considered among the most corrupt in the world, Turkcell later that year brought in a new partner: the Istanbul-based Cenay Insaat (Cenay Construction), which is part of a group of related companies known as the Cenay Group. The Group is owned by the Guldamla family who had established a good relationship with Azerbaijan’s ex- president Heydar Aliyev, the father of the current president Ilham Aliyev. The relationship continued after Heydar Aliyev’s death in 2003, and Cenay officials would sometimes appear at special occasions with the new president. Their financial success is largely due to their various businesses in Azerbaijan, which include fiber optics, oil and natural gas. According to the report, together they formed an Istanbul-based holding company called Azertel and Turkcell moved its ownership share of Azercell into this new company. Azertel, through a recapitalization, later increased its stake in Azercell to 64.3 percent while the government’s stake decreased to 35.7 percent. In 2000, Turkcell merged most of its international holdings, including Azertel, with assets from the Finnish telecom operator Sonera into a Dutch-based company called Fintur Holdings. Turkcell received a minority stake in the new company. Sonera merged two years later with the Swedish operator Telia to become TeliaSonera. Through its majority in Fintur, TeliaSonera gained management control over Azercell. From the beginning Azercell profits and taxes were a major contributor to Azerbaijan’s state budget. But in 2008, when the company started to really earn big profits, the state’s share was quietly shifted to companies linked to the clan of the President Aliyev. At the end of 2003, Azercell had just reached the 1 million subscriber mark. The company was the second biggest taxpayer after SOCAR, the state oil company, and had just distributed profits of US$ 31.5 million. In 2004, Farhad Aliyev, then the Minister of Economic Development of Azerbaijan, told Erdal Durukan, the CEO of TeliaSonera’s Dutch holding company, of a plan to privatize the government shares in Azercell. Durukan presented a privatization plan to his board of directors. TeliaSonera planned to increase its indirect ownership in Azercell from 51 to 75 percent, giving it full management control of the company. While the government of Azerbaijan valued the company at between US$ 400 and 550 million, TeliaSonera’s valuation was higher — between US$ 600 and 700 million. During the negotiations, the maximum cost TeliaSonera was willing to pay was US$ 200 million, according to the reporters’ findings. But six months later, in September 2004, a new player entered the game. With no explanation, the government of Azerbaijan informed TeliaSonera that the Swedish-Finnish telecom could not privatize Azercell by itself. Instead, Cenay Insaat and a new government-approved local partner would privatize the share. TeliaSonera would have to waive its right to buy the government shares and agree to finance Cenay Insaat and the new local partner with a US$ 100 million loan. At no point did the executives explain the sudden shift of strategy or even reveal the true identity of the local partner, the journalists say. In exchange, the mysterious local partner guaranteed it would get all necessary licenses and regulatory approvals and that the government would pass laws liberalizing the telecom industry. «Such a sweeping commitment could only be delivered by the government itself or a highly placed government official,» the authors of the report conclude. According to the findings, TeliaSonera wanted to maintain corporate control over Azercell’s holding company, and appoint all board members. The local partner would have the right to nominate one board observer. But the local partner wanted more management control, something TeliaSonera was unwilling to concede. The pushback by TeliaSonera was followed by the government shelving the proposed sale of the state stake without giving any reason for the change in plans. Azercell suddenly found itself under pressure from state regulatory bodies, and tax authorities — a familiar practice for corrupt regimes. The scheme took a new twist in the spring of 2005, when a new and equally murky local partner put privatization back on the agenda. Azercell’s shares would now to be shifted to a company, Cenay Iletisim (Cenay Communications), established by two of Cenay Insaat’s founders. Less than a month later, Cenay sold its interest in Cenay Iletisim to two Panamanian shell companies that had been newly incorporated. The authors of the report managed to reveal the details of this «Trojan horse» transaction, which indicate Azerbaijan’s ruling clan was involved. The Aliyevs had registered most of the clan’s offshore companies in Panama. The deal was registered by the agent, Morgan y Morgan, normally used by the clan. Cenay Iletisim was represented by long-time Aliyev clan proxy Olivier Mestelan, a Swiss lawyer who was the signatory of other companies set up by the clan. The director of the company is Ahmet Cemhan Bilge, a Turk whose construction company is the main contractor for Aliyev clan. The reporters highlight that the deal made no commercial sense. The new Panamanian controlled partners bought Cenay Iletisim (and thus 6.5 percent of Azercell) for just US$ 6.5 million — a substantial discount to market value. When a reporter from OCCRP asked Cenay Group’s Ugur Uzpeder if they were forced to sell their share for so little, he answered that he could not say anything. In mid-December 2005, TeliaSonera was given the same choice by the government that it had fought a year earlier. Azertel as the holding company had to come up with US$ 180 million to buy the government’s share. For the privatization to work like the government wanted it to, TeliaSonera and Cenay Insaat would have to willfully refuse their rights to participate in the recapitalization which gave them the advantage to increase their stake in Azercell during the privatization. Cenay Iletisim, the company close to the President, would gain a much bigger slice of the ultimate pie, as the reporters have it. TeliaSonera had no other choice. It approved the deal because otherwise the government would find another client. After the privatization Cenay Iletisim would indirectly own 42 percent of Azercell (up from 6.5 percent), TeliaSonera 51 percent (down from 80 percent) and Cenay Insaat 6.5 percent. To add insult to injury, TeliaSonera and Turkcell were expected to loan Cenay Iletisim the money it needed to buy the shares. On Feb. 12, 2008, TeliaSonera announced that Azertel had reached an agreement to purchase the Azerbaijan government’s 35.7 percent stake in Azercell. The deal closed April 1, 2008. «While the deal was a bad one for TeliaSonera and its partners, it was and an even bigger disaster for the people of Azerbaijan. First, the purchase price set by the government was ludicrously low. In April 2008 when the government’s stake in Azercell was finally sold to Azertel, Azercell was worth US$ 2.2 billion. That means that the state’s interest — according to TeliaSonera itself — was worth US$ 785 million, and not the meager US$ 180 million the government sold it for,» the report reads. Hackner, the business professor, adds that the mysterious purchasers did not have to invest any of their own resources. «It did not cost them a cent. But it did cost people of Azerbaijan. They lost US$ 600 million in the process,» he said. Yet the reporters revealed that people of Azerbaijan did not even receive all of the US$ 180 million. The transaction was a win-win deal for those closely connected to the Azerbaijani ruling elite. According to the report, Cenay Iletisim would have the right to sell their 42 percent stake back to TeliaSonera at a fair value at some future date — potentially a US$ 1 billion transfer of wealth. When this all happened, Azercell initially expected to receive permission to use the newest technology, at the time a 3G license. One of its competitors, owned by the President’s clan, had a 3G license. Three-years later, a license finally appeared in late 2011, and like previous licensing deals, it came in the wake of another hidden reshuffling of Azertel’s ownership. In November, 2011, TeliaSonera, Cenay Insaat and Cenay Iletisim gathered for their annual general meeting and approved the results of the fiscal year, but the Board declined to distribute dividends for unknown reasons. A month later, the Board again met and did an about face on distributing dividends. But the shareholder that ultimately received 6.5 percent of the dividends was not Cenay Insaat, but a previously unknown shell company, FA Invest Malta, which has been incorporated just five weeks earlier and was represented by Hamzayev Rashad Firidunoglu. Coincidentally, one of the president’s personal security guards in the Special State Guard Service has the same name. Only after this did Azercell finally receive its long-awaited 3G license, and shortly thereafter, a 4G license, the authors of the report write. Hackner, an experienced auditor, told the investigative journalists that everyone who participated had to know this new company was in fact controlled by someone very powerful. «I find it impossible that TeliaSonera does not know. The worst thing to do is to sweep something under the carpet and hope it does not show up,» said Hackner.




Performance of Egypt’s GDRs in London Stock Exchange is mixed

Almal News.com  30.05.2015


The performance of Egyptian GDRs listed on the London Stock Exchange varied on May 29. The certificates of Orascom Telecom Media & Technology Holding (OTMT) upped 0.25% to USD0.81, which is the highest level, from USD0.65.


The performance of Egyptian global deposit receipts listed in London Stock Exchange varied On Friday in the last trading sessions. The certificates of Orascom Telecom Media & Technology Holding (OTMT) rose by 0.25% to USD 0.81, which is the highest level, from USD 0.65. The CIB GDRs dropped by 0.15 points, accounting for 2.15%, to USD 6.84, with the highest level being at USD 7.10, and the lowest level being at USD 6.82. EFG-Hermes’s GDRs of deposits fell by 0.41 points, accounting for 10.76%, to USD 3.40, with the highest level being at USD 3.65, and the lowest level being at USD 3.40. Edita Food Industries’ GDRs stabilized at USD 17.60, with the highest level being USD 17.00, and the lowest level being at USD 15.88.




A slight drop on the U.S. stock exchanges for Bene Du Pont…

Paperblog IT.com  30.05.2015


VimpelCom fell 2.38% on the NASDAQ.


Bene Du Pont, Intel ed i farmaceutici, in calo McDonald’s e Caterpillar. Sul Nasdaq bene eBay mentre scende Amgen. Gli indici sono rimasti per l’intera seduta in territorio negativo, ma il calo e sempre stato contenuto e la chiusura e arrivata nei pressi del massimo di giornata, insomma sembra proprio che anche oggi si possa parlare di un mercato “teleguidato”. Dati macro in chiaroscuro, le prime richieste di sussidi alla disoccupazione sono aumentate piu delle attese, in compenso le vendite di case in corso sono salite ai massimi degli ultimi nove anni. Come influiranno questi due dati sulle decisioni di politica monetaria da parte della Fed? Ritengo che non avranno alcuna influenza, occorre prima che si chiuda il secondo trimestre, poi che venga reso noto il dato del GDP di meta anno, quindi non ci saranno variazioni prima del quarto trimestre, anche se diventa sempre piu probabile che se ne parli solo nel 2016. Per quanto riguarda i listini, nel frattempo, beneficiano delle continue operazioni di M&A che, pero, sono anche il sintomo della fine del ciclo rialzista. E’ il momento dei semiconduttori, in precedenza a tener banco era il settore della biotecnologia, non importa cosa ci sara domani, cio che conta e che il mercato aumentera non per un miglioramento economico, ma in funzione di operazioni straordinarie molto amate dal mercato. Nessuna notizia di rilievo sul fronte valutario, l’euro ha recuperato ancora qualche posizione, come era accaduto ieri, ma il trend rimane ribassista anche nei confronti del franco svizzero, in questo caso il cross potrebbe anche rivedere la parita in tempi brevi. Dow Jones (-0,20%) cerca il recupero Du Pont (+0,93%), mentre continua il buon momento di Intel (+0,89%), seduta positiva per il comparto farmaceutico, Pfizer (+0,41%) e Merck (+0,40%) Due titoli hanno subito forti vendite, McDonald’s (-2,21%) al quinto ribasso nelle ultime sei sedute, e Caterpillar (-2,17%) che storna in prossimita di quota 90 dollari. Piu modesto il calo di Nike (-0,53%). S&P500 (-0,13%) svetta Eli Lilly (+2,02%) sui massimi degli ultimi 13 anni, bene anche eBay (+1,99%), continua la risalita General Motors (+1,62%) Maglia nera al biotecnologico Amgen (-1,93%), ennesimo ribasso per Apache Corp. (-1,61%) ed Union Pacific (-1,23%). Nasdaq (-0,17%) gran balzo per Western Digital (+5,15%), salgono anche Seagate Tech (+1,86%) e Garmin (+1,67%) Sembra aver cominciato un trend ribassista Sirius XM Holding (-2,56%), rimane invece per ora all’interno di una fase laterale Vimpelcom (-2,38%) mentre non frena la caduta Tripadvisor (-2,17%).




The West uncovers financial secrets of the Apsheron family

Nv.am  30.05.2015


OCCRP has been investigating into businesses whose ultimate beneficiaries are individuals close to Azerbaijani president Aliyev’s family. Thay also have a share in the Azerbaijani leading telco Azercell Telecom. Johan Dennelind from TeliaSonera even had to admit that after 18 months of investigations TeliaSonera partners in Azerbaijan were unknown.


Так называемый “черный пиар” против Азербайджана, о котором в Баку говорят все последние месяцы перед евроиграми, нашел еще одно подтверждение. В фокусе внимания правозащитников — коррупционные риски, связываемые с деятельностью “близких семье президента Алиева” компаний. Радио “Азадлыг” сообщает о неуплате “оффшорами Алиева налогов в бюджет”. Часть близких семье президента компаний зарегистрирована в Панаме, их возглавляют близкие Ильхаму Алиеву люди. Центр по исследованию коррупции и организованной преступности (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, OCCRP) выпустил исследование оффшорных компаний, которые контролируются президентом Азербайджана и членами его семьи. Этим компаниям принадлежит, в частности, доля в крупнейшем мобильном операторе страны Azercell Telecom. По подсчетам OCCRP, компании, контролируемые семьей Алиева, недоплатили в бюджет страны 600 млн долларов. При этом компания продолжает выплачивать миллионы долларов дивидендов своим акционерам. “Они прячут свои имена за оффшорными компаниями, иногда с этой целью используются от 30 до 40 компаний”, — рассказывала OCCPR известная азербайджанская журналистка Хадиджа Исмайлова, которую власти страны держат в тюрьме по выдуманным обвинениям, напоминает азербайджанский филиал радио “Свобода”. При этом “исполнительным директором” оффшорного бизнеса называют гражданина Турции Ахмета Чемхана Бильге, чья строительная компания выполняла много заказов для самого Алиева и его дочерей. Новый глава компании TeliaSonera, инициировавшей расследование, Йохан Деннелинд, вступая в должность, пообещал “очистить” фирму от “грязных” методов ведения бизнеса. Однако был вынужден признать, что после полутора лет расследований даже не знает, кто является партнером TeliaSonera в Азербайджане. Умеет клан прятать концы в воду…




Billboard war: ads for trolling rivals in Ukraine

Yakiev.com  30.05.2015


The new Kyivstar logo was the mostly discussed event in the Ukrainian Facebook segment the last week of May. The new star-shaped combination of lines inspired users to make numerous ironic posts and comments. Svyatoslav Gorban, Kyivstar CMO, tried to explain that the operator wanted to simplify the star to make it unique and recognizable.


Перепалка на рекламных поверхностях — популярный инструмент маркетологов. Ребрендинг Киевстара оживил фантазию конкурентов. Как троллят в Украине? Смена логотипа крупнейшего украинского телеком-оператора Киевстар, одно из самых обсуждаемых событий в украинском сегменте Facebook последней неделе. Новое лого- звездоподобное сочетание черточек- спровоцировало пользователей на шквал ироничных постов и комментариев, Не помогли и пояснения директора по маркетингу Киевстара. «Мы хотели упростить звезду, сделать ее уникальной и узнаваемой, и чтобы этот логотип можно было развивать. Это shape, форма, как яблоко у Apple. Оно может быть любого цвета и стиля, но это все равно будет Apple, и будет узнаваемо. Так и с нашей новой звездой», — сказал Святослав Горбань в интервью Marketing Media Review. «В свете рестайлинга Киевстара, я тут тоже поработал над модернизацией устаревших лого. Жду заявок «, — написал в Facebook гендиректор Advanter Group Андрей Длигач.




Penny Stock Movers – SABMiller (SBMRY), Kirin (KIRI), Dassault (DASTY), Telenor (TELNY)

Investorwired.com  30.05.2015


Telenor’s ADR upped 0.89% to settle at $68.10. Its total traded volume during last trading session was 145,545 shares. The overall market worth of the company is about 34.16 bln. The 52-week range of the stock remained $56.00 – $74.72.


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Life :) and Kyivstar unveil 3G rates

Vlasti.net  30.05.2015


Kyivstar and Astelit (the Life 🙂 brand) have unveiled 3G rate plan lines on their websites. Each operator offers three rate plans, with subscriber fees ranging from UAH55 to UAH150 per month.


Операторы мобильной сети «Киевстар» и «Астелит» (торговая марка Life) обнародовали линейки тарифных планов на 3G-связь. Об этом говорится на официальных сайтах мобильных операторов, передает УНН . Линейка услуги «3G сеть» в обоих операторов представлена тремя тарифными планами с абонентской платой от 55 до 150 грн / месяц. «Киевстар» за 55 грн / месяц предлагает 500 МБ мобильного интернета, внутренний безлимит и звонки на другие сети по цене 60 коп / мин. Тогда как в тариф мобильного оператора «Астелит» за аналогичную цену включено 750 МБ, внутренний безлимит и 25 бесплатных минут для звонков на другие сети. По тарифу стоимостью 95 грн / месяц, то он предусматривает 1,5 ГБ мобильного трафика при выборе мобильного оператора «Киевстар» и 2 ГБ в «Астелит». Абонентам «Киевстара» доступно 60 бесплатных минут для звонков на другие сети, «Астелит» – 100 минут. Самый дорогой тарифный план за 150 грн / месяц также предусматривает безлимитные звонки внутри сети в обоих операторов и 2,5 ГБ мобильного интернета для абонентов «Киевстара» и 4 ГБ для абонентов «Астелит». В тарифных планах «Киевстара» с абонплатой 95 грн / месяц и 150 грн / месяц также предусмотрена возможность безлимитного доступа к четырем популярным соцсетям, в то время как в компании «Астелит» о такой возможности не сообщается. Напомним, в конце февраля Национальная комиссия, осуществляющая государственное регулирование в сфере связи и информатизации, провела торги из тендера на получение лицензий на 3G-связь. По результатам торгов оператор «Астелит» стал победителем конкурса на 3G-связь по первому лоту, увеличив стартовую стоимость лицензии с 2,708 млрд грн до 3,355 млрд грн. Второй лот достался оператору «МТС Украина» за 2, 715млрд грн, а третий – «Киевстара» за 2,7 млрд грн.




Kyivstar unveils brand and rate plan upgrading: simple, innovative, better

Newvv.net  30.05.2015


Kyivstar has presented its new logo and the slogan “Simple. Innovative. Better”. “The events and changes seen in Ukraine and across the globe make the business change too. Today staying where you are means stagnation, which is unacceptable,” said Kyivstar president Pyotr Chernyshov. To support its new values, Kyivstar released a new rate plan line and inaugurated its Service Center downtown Kyiv on May 28, 2015.


Національний телеком-оператор «Київстар» заявив про вихід на новий етап своєї діяльності. Компанія намагалася здивувати тих, кого здивувати на думку компанії неможливо – журналістів. Новий мінімалістичний логотип – це результат змін на телеком-ринку України і оновлення принципів своєї роботи у відповідності до світових тенденцій маркетингу. Просто, інноваційно і краще — з такими цінностями «Київстар» тепер взаємодіє зі своїми клієнтами, партнерами, співробітниками і державою. За останні 5 років очікування та цінності українців змінилися. Як показують проведені «Київстаром» опитування, найбільш пріоритетними потребами клієнтів телеком-послуг стали: простота, прозорість сервісів і тарифів, прагнення компанії до інновацій; якість та надійність послуг. «Події та зміни, що відбуваються в Україні й світі, стимулюють до змін і бізнес. Сьогодні залишатися на місці — значить стагнувати, а це неприпустимо, — підкреслює президент «Київстар» Петро Чернишов. За словами директора компанії, минулого року «Київстар» сплатив 1% від загального обсягу сплачених у країні податків. Цьогоріч оператор обертів не збавив, але ця цифра становить вже 0,8%. «Це означає, що клімат в Україні покращується і бізнес став довіряти державі, став платити більше. Візьміть це на замітку, журналісти», — по-доброму порадив Чернишов. На переконання директора компанії, «Київстар» стає більш інноваційним, простішим та кращим і водночас ще ближчим до України та українців. Це розумний вибір, тому що ви зрозумієте, за що платите і що отримаєте натомість. «Тепер вам просто орієнтуватися у тарифах, послугах і сервісах, а також легко підключати та користуватися ними. Тому «Київстар» вводить прості тарифи, спрощує комунікацію та співробітництво з клієнтами і партнерами, роблячи життя простішим», — сказав Чернишов і пообіцяв, що відтепер нові тарифи враховуватимуть усі можливі податки і не матимуть «приписок дрібним шрифтом». Інноваційність пов’язана із впровадженням нового покоління зв’язку. «Це унікальні сервіси та послуги, які надихають, розвиток та використання нових рішень. «Київстар» застосовує найсучасніші технології, аби надати можливість людям і компаніям вирішувати свої щоденні завдання більш мобільно, зручно та ефективно». У 2015 році «Київстар» вже інвестував у телеком-галузь 4,2 млрд гривень з урахуванням оплати ліцензії 3G та конверсії частот. У 2015 році «Киівстар» запускає зв’язок третього тисячоліття — у найсучаснішому стандарті HSPA+. Компанія вже проводить тестування у 28 населених пунктах — у Києві, Львові та їх передмістях, в аеропорту Бориспіль, а також у Кам’янці-Подільському на Хмельниччині. А в місті Бровари на Київщині оператор відкрив ЗG-мережу для всіх абонентів. Вже цього року «Київстар» запустить 3G у більшості обласних центрів України. За дослідженнями експертів Ericsson, 2G-мережа «Київстар» — в числі кращих за більшістю технічних параметрів. Зараз компанія працює над будівництвом та налагодженням ЗG-мережі, аби надавати клієнтам таку ж високу якість зв’язку, як і в 2G. «Для того, аби візуально відповідати оновленим цінностям, а також сучасним трендам дизайну і брендінгу, «Київстар» оновлює свою стилістику, — коментує Святослав Горбань, директор з маркетингу «Київстар». — Змінюючись, «Київстар» зберігає логотип у формі зірки та назву бренду, при цьому стає сучаснішим й набуває національної айдентики у національних кольорах». За словами Святослава Горбаня, з логотипом тепер можна «гратися», надаючи йому різноманітних форм і барв. Групі дизайнерів, що працювали над новим логотипом, в тому числі іспанських, дуже сподобалася унікальна українська літера «Ї», яку вони також обіграли як у тарифах, так і в інших продуктах компанії. Тарифи 28-го травня 2015 року «Київстар» на підтримку своїх нових цінностей випустив нову лінійку простих тарифних планів і урочисто відкрив оновлений Центр обслуговування абонентів на Хрещатику.




People’s deputy: creating public bodies’ national mobile network might cost hundreds millions dollars

Glavcom.ua  30.05.2015


Ukraine’s nationwide mobile network for public bodies might be very costly to create. Pyotr Ivanov, head of corporate communications with Kyivstar, says the operator has invested some UAH40 bln to secure the current coverage and quality of its network.


Создание Национальной сети мобильной связи государственных органов, которое анонсировал Кабинет министров, может стоить миллионы долларов. В частности, начальник отдела корпоративных коммуникаций «Киевстар» Петр Иванов пока затрудняется дать оценку стоимости создания новой инфраструктуры связи национального масштаба, но отмечает, что «этот проект может быть очень затратным». «Например, чтобы достичь существующего национального охвата и качества, «Киевстар» за все время инвестировал в свою сеть около 40 миллиардов гривен», — отметил Иванов в комментарии «Главкому». «Создание телекоммуникационной сети – это очень дорогой проект, бюджет которого может измеряться сотнями миллионами долларов, — высказывает свое мнение в разговоре с «Главкомом» глава комитета ВР по вопросам информатизации и связи Александр Данченко. – В госбюджете нет таких средств». В Госспецсвязи пока не говорят о возможной стоимости Национальной сети мобильной связи госорганов, если ее создавать «с нуля». Однако не скрывают, что любой из проектов действительно упирается в финансирование. «Чисто теоретически, если у нас есть 3-4 оператора, предоставляющих услуги LTE, и есть закон о совместном использовании инфраструктуры, то тогда может быть создан виртуальный оператор. Это был бы самый лучший вариант. Но для этого нужно решить все вопросы, в частности, о совместном использовании инфраструктуры», — говорит советник главы Госспецсвязи Виталий Кукса. Напомним, Кабинет министров приступил к созданию Национальной сети мобильной связи государственных органов. Новую сеть, согласно плану, теоретически могут развернуть уже к концу года.




Technology Sector Active Runners – Infosys (INFY), VimpelCom (VIP), Ambarella (AMBA), First Solar, (FSLR)

Techsonian.com  29.05.2015


On May 28, VimpelCom Ltd reported the loss of 2.38% and closed at USD6.14, with the total traded volume of 1.69 million shares. Its market capitalization is USD11.05 bln. The stock has a 52-week high price of USD9.20, and its 52-week low was recorded at USD3.09.


Infosys Ltd ADR (NYSE:INFY) would like to clarify that the record date for the bonus issue is projected by the company and will be reconfirmed upon the approval of the shareholders. In addition, we would also like to confirm that the book closure date for the purpose of Annual General Meeting and Final Dividend is June 17, 2015 (not June 17, 2015 to June 22, 2015 as mentioned earlier). Infosys Ltd ADR (NYSE:INFY) increased 0.90% settle at $31.54. Its total traded volume during last trading session was 1.70 million shares. The overall market worth of this company is about $35.17 billion. The 52 week range of the stock remained $25.03- $37.28, while its day’s lowest price was $31.31 and its hit its day’s highest price at $31.58. Can INFY Show a Strong Recovery? Find out in This Research Report VimpelCom Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:VIP) a leading global provider of telecommunications services headquartered in Amsterdam, declares that its Supervisory Board has set the date for the Company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders for June 19, 2015. The record date for the Shareholders Meeting has been set for May 15, 2015. VimpelCom Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:VIP) reported the loss of -2.38% and closed at $6.14 with the total traded volume of 1.69 million shares. Its market capitalization is $11.05 billion. The stock has a 52-week high price of $9.20 and its 52-week low was recorded at $3.09. Will VIP Get Buyers Even After The Recent Decline? Find Out Here Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA) declared that it will hold its Q1 FY 2016 conference call on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The company will issue its earnings release after the market closes the same day. Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA) reported the decrease of -1.02% to close at $88.96 with the overall traded volume of 1.68 million shares. Its market capitalization on last close reached to $2.82 billion. The company has the total of 31.33 million outstanding shares. Why Should Investors Buy AMBA After the Recent Fall? Just Go Here and Find Out Nashville-based renewable energy provider Silicon Ranch Corporation and First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) declare the selection of First Solar technology and products for the 12-Megawatt (MW)AC solar power project that will provide power to Aerojet Rocketdyne and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) in East Camden, Arkansas. Silicon Ranch has selected First Solar’s advanced thin film modules and solar tracker racking solution for installation at Silicon Ranch’s Highland Industrial Park solar field adjacent to Aerojet Rocketdyne’s 1,200-acre manufacturing and test facility. Electricity from the solar generation facility will directly supplement Aerojet Rocketdyne’s daytime operations. Under a unique set of power purchase agreements, excess electricity generated by the installation will be released to Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) and integrated into the cooperative’s diverse generation portfolio. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) dropped -1.03% and ended at $50.75. The total traded volume was 1.65 million shares and market capitalization arrived at $5.17 billion. The stock has a 52-week high price of $73.78 and its 52-week low was recorded at $39.18, while during last trade its minimum price was $50.45 and it gained the highest price of $51.52. Why Should Investors Buy FSLR After the Recent Fall? Just Go Here and Find Out Topstockpicks is the most trusted free newsletter in the world for topstocks. Our track record speaks for itself; Every single one of the great penny stock picks we have featured in the past 2 years soared dramatically.