VimpelCom extends strategic partnership with Opera VimpelCom announced the extension of their partnership which will enable VimpelCom to deliver the best mobile internet customer experience to all its customers and to any device. The extended strategic partnership will offer VimpelCom a complete mobile internet engagement and monetization framework compatible with any mobile device, from feature phones to smartphones, which will enable VimpelCom to address any mobile internet customer needs, such as convenient 1-click purchases of mobile data and digital goods using their mobile account, or improving the mobile video customer experience.
VimpelCom says explored 50/50 JV in Italy on Wind subsidiary VimpelCom disclosed in a regulatory filing that it has noted recent analyst and media comments concerning Wind, its fully owned subsidiary in Italy. The company has held discussions to explore the potential value which would accrue to shareholders through a 50/50 joint venture in Italy. No conclusion to these discussions was reached. The company will continue to explore value adding transactions but there can be no guarantee that a transaction on terms acceptable to the company will be identified.