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VEON, known as VimpelCom until 2017, is a global telecommunications company owned largely by Russian interests (particularly Altimo), but headquartered in Amsterdam. It is the world’s tenth-largest telecom company by subscriber base.

VEON operates primarily using the Beeline brand in its home market of Russia as well as several Eurasian countries. It also uses a number of other brands, such as Jazz (formerly Mobilink) in Pakistan, Banglalink in Bangladesh, Kyivstar in Ukraine and Djezzy in Algeria.

Telenor, the Norwegian telecom comglomerate, was a major shareholder in VEON until September 2017, when it reduced its stake to 14.8%. It no longer has an influence over VEON.[1][2] Some of Telenor’s subsidiaries are in direct competition with VEON’s subsidiaries, such as Telenor Pakistan that competes with Jazz, and Grameenphone that competes with Banglalink.

VimpelCom

1992–2005

Vimpelcom

2005–2017

Vimpelcom 2

VEON

2017–present

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