“ Vympelcom - R “ asks for St.-PetersburgMinistry of Communications yet does not start up
Yesterday the first has taken place a press - conference of a management of Joint-Stock Company “ Vympelcom - R “ Open Society branch “ Vympelcom “ on which it has been in detail told about plans “ Vympelcom - R “ on building of networks GSM in regions. In particular, “ Vympelcom - R “ has submitted to Ministry of Communications the demand for reception of the licence for work in St.-Petersburg and Severo - the Western region. Thus in Ministry of Communications say that the demand from “ Vympelcom - R “ do not consider.
a press - conference “ Vympelcom - R “ has been given in ten days after shareholders of the parent company “ Vympelcom “ have approved the multistage transaction with “ the Alpha - groups “ and Norwegian Telenor. As a result “ Vympelcom “ has informed on attraction to $337 million in the project “ Vympelcom - R “ ($220 million from “ the Alpha - groups “ plus of $117 million from most “ Vympelcom “ and Telenor). Yesterday a top - managers “ Vympelcom - R “ named still a great sum of prospective investments in regional projects - $530 million till 2005. Except the mentioned $337 million so-called financing of the supplier, that is the investment in the form of commodity credits here is included. Under forecasts “ Vympelcom - R “ in 2001 financing of the supplier will make $10 million, in 2002 and 2003 - on $30 million According to the general director “ Vympelcom - R “ Alexey Mishchenko, tenders among suppliers of the equipment are now held. In the first - on delivery “ gland “ for a network in Nizhni Novgorod - the victory was gained by the traditional partner “ Vympelcom “ Alcatel.
to Master means “ Vympelcom - R “ plans quickly enough (see the inquiry). The chairman of board of directors “ Vympelcom - R “ Stanislav Shekshnja has declared on yesterday`s a press - conferences that in the long term the company expects to cover with a network “ Bi Line GSM “ all country. For this purpose “ Vympelcom - R “ expects to obtain licences or to take shares of already working camera companies in Severo - the Western region, in Ural Mountains and the Far East. According to mister Shekshni, recently “ Vympelcom - R “ has made an application on licence reception in St.-Petersburg and Severo - the Western region of Russia: “ In Petersburg penetration of service of cellular communication at level of 10 % will be soon reached, and the Ministry of Communications can grant the licence to the third GSM - to the operator “. The Chairman of board of directors “ Vympelcom - R “ has explained that in Ural Mountains and the Far East more low and demands for these regions the company yet did not submit a penetration indicator: “ There it is necessary to operate with other methods “.
In Ministry of Communications have confirmed that the demand " on June, 21st has been received; Vympelcom - R “ on reception of licences for St.-Petersburg and Severo - the Western region. However, according to the representative of Ministry of Communications, the demand has been sent the sender as incomplete - in it there was no frequency conclusion: “ Now we do not consider the demand from ` Vympelcom - R ` “. In “ Vympelcom - R “ yesterday could not comment more in detail on a situation with the demand for St.-Petersburg.
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