VimpelCom Goes Live with the NetCracker OSS Solution to Drive Infrastructure Optimization

  VimpelCom Goes Live with the NetCracker OSS Solution to Drive Infrastructure
  Optimization

Business Wire

WALTHAM, Mass. -- June 19, 2013

VimpelCom, part of VimpelCom Ltd., and NetCracker Technology announced today
that has successfully completed migration of Mobile Resource Inventory into
the target enterprise-wide system. NetCracker OSS Solution ensures a single
view on fixed and mobile networks. The project was delivered as part of
VimpleCom’s initiative, aimed at increasing operational efficiency through
consolidation of IT systems and optimization of IT infrastructure. The
NetCracker solution has enabled VimpelCom to achieve the objective of such
consolidation and optimization that provided for a dramatic decrease of the
number of inventory systems.

NetCracker’s OSS solution provides VimpelCom with an up-to-date, end-to-end
view of over 500,000 interconnected equipment units located on the company’s
45,000 sites and 85,000 customer premises as well as a deep insight into the
entire network topology. In addition, NetCracker OSS allows for deeper
integration with the company’s other support systems. This enhanced
functionality greatly increases the efficiency of VimpelCom’s fulfillment and
assurance processes and reduces OpEx and operational complexity. With this
implementation, NetCracker’s OSS solution is planned to be the core platform
for inventory and fulfillment.

“A unified network view and a single point of access to end-to-end network
data have enforced both fixed and mobile network planning, enhanced mobile
network coverage, and facilitated customer service monitoring. In fact, this
is another example of practical results of synergy between mobile and fixed
service providers that took place several years ago,” said Andrey Godunov, CIO
of VimpelCom. “From fixed subscribers’ perspective, it means less expensive,
easier, and faster service access. From mobile subscribers’ perspective, it
directly leads to enhanced radio network coverage and mobile network
availability.”

“The ability to access consistent and reliable network data is critical to
supporting VimpelCom’s broad range of service offerings,” said Vasily Sedunov,
VP of Engineering, NetCracker. “NetCracker’s centralized inventory solution is
not only enabling VimpelCom to enhance system performance, but is also
generating significant cost savings. As on numerous other projects we have
undertaken with VimpelCom, we are pleased to have had an opportunity to add
value through our advanced BSS/OSS offerings and our deep domain expertise.”

About VimpleCom

VimpelCom 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, Cambodia, Laos, Algeria,
Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic and Canada.
VimpelCom’s operations around the globe cover territory with a total
population of approximately 767 million people. VimpelCom provides services
under the "Beeline", "Kyivstar", "djuice", “Wind”, "Infostrada" “Mobilink”,
“Leo”, “banglalink”, “Telecel”, and “Djezzy” brands. As of December 31, 2012
VimpelCom had 214 million mobile subscribers on a combined basis. VimpelCom is
traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (VIP). For more
information visit: http://www.vimpelcom.com

About NetCracker Technology

NetCracker Technology, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, is the leading
provider of BSS/OSS solutions to service providers around the
world.NetCracker’s comprehensive, end-to-end BSS/OSS offering includes
billing, customer care, online rating & charging, resource and network
management, IT platforms, service fulfillment & assurance, network platforms
and enterprise management, as well as an extensive professional services
portfolio that includes managed services and end-to-end outsourcing. Our
innovative, end-to-end BSS/OSS solutions enable service providers to
operationalize next-generation connectivity, maximize the convergence of
network and IT, monetize content, and deliver a compelling customer
experience. For more information, please visit www.NetCracker.com.

NetCracker is a registered trademark of NetCracker Technology Corp. All other
company or product names mentioned in this press release may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of the respective companies with which they are
associated.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies
that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a
combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s
experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex
and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of
expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and
society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Other
product or service marks mentioned herein are the trademarks of their
respective owners. © 2013 NEC Corporation.

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SmartMark Communications for NetCracker
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NetCracker Technology
Joanna Larivee
+1-781-419-3374
Joanna.Larivee@NetCracker.com