Parent Company VimpelCom Releases Fourth Quarterly Results
TORONTO, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - VimpelCom Ltd (NYSE: VIP) owned Orascom Telecom
Holding S.A.E ("Orascom"), WIND Mobile's parent company, shared its 2012
fourth quarter results today. The results show strong growth for WIND Mobile
in Canada including a substantial increase in its subscriber base and
expanding its distribution footprint to include 335 branded point-of-sale
locations across the country.
"It was a banner year for us - our strategy to develop our postpaid customer
base is clearly working," said Pietro Cordova, Chief Operating Officer of WIND
Mobile. "We are excited to continue to perform successfully in 2013 as we work
hard towards our goal of consolidating Wind Mobile as the only real
alternative to incumbents for Canadians"
"2013 is going to be an exciting year for the Canadian telecommunication
market in general and for Wind Mobile in particular," said Cordova. "We are
continuing to improve our network across the country and are focused on
delivering the best value for money proposition in the Country"
Highlights from the Fourth Quarter report include:
-- In Canada, Wind Mobile grew its subscriber base by 47% YoY
-- During 4Q12, WIND Mobile continued to strongly deliver on its
"Value Plus" strategy adding primarily postpaid subscribers
while carefully managing prepaid economics for both voice and
mobile broadband customers.
-- WIND Mobile added 79,954 subscribers during the fourth quarter
increasing its active subscriber base to 590,438. It should be
highlighted that more than 70% of gross additions during the
quarter were postpaid customers.
-- On the commercial front, WIND Mobile enjoyed a strong holiday
season. A new media campaign and promotional offers were
launched to support the important selling season.
-- With respect to handsets, the strength of the Samsung Galaxy
SIII continued throughout the quarter. In addition, the company
continued to add to its high-end Android devices with the
introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the LG Optimus 4x,
the SONY Xperia ION and the Huawei D-Quad.
-- In addition, the company maintained its focus on expanding its
network and launched Peterborough and Windsor in 4Q12,
increasing population coverage to exceed 14 million, alongside
continuous network quality improvements and increased sites on
air to 1,300 sites.
-- WIND Mobile grew its distribution footprint and branded
points-of-sale to reach 335 by end of 2012.
WIND Mobile is supported by shareholder Orascom Telecommunications, controlled
by Amsterdam-based VimpelCom Group, a global company with over 200 million
To review the report in its entirety, go to
About WIND Mobile
WIND Mobile is dedicated to improving the Canadian wireless experience by
offering customers simple and transparent plans, including real unlimited
voice/data/text with no-term contracts and no hidden fees. Committed to
becoming the country's fourth national carrier, WIND has more than 500,000
happy customers inCanadaand is a part of Amsterdam-based VIMPELCOM Ltd., a
global company with over 200 million customers. Learn more about WIND Mobile
Alexandra Maxwell Public Relations and Social Media Specialist, WIND Mobile
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