Kcell was named the «Best IPO in Central and Eastern Europe» in 2012, according to EMEA Finance magazine.
Kcell has won the Best IPO Award at the tenth annual East Capital Awards, 2013.
Kcell was announced as leader of the mobile communication industry in Kazakhstan during V Economic Forum «Expert −200 Kazakhstan»
14.3m people are Kcell subscribers (аs of December 31, 2013).
4.7 tenge — average price per minute within the network
1.6 tenge — the average cost of 1 MB
5100 settlements of Kazakhstan under cellular coverage
More than 300 settlements are in a 3G coverage area
up to 42 Mbit/s — potentially possible data transmission rate in the network 3G HSPA Dual Carrier
More than 90 MB — the average data transfer per subscriber per month
More than 5 million* people actively use mobile Internet.
Kcell provided free access to the Twitter for its subscribers.
Kcell became the Official Mobile Operator of III Eurasian Sport Games among youth
Kcell became the official sponsor of the international cycling race «Tour of Almaty»
13.5 million people of Kazakhstan are the customers of the Company, which about 47% of the total subscriber base in the country.
95.4% of the population live in area of coverage of the Kcell network.
5.2 tenge — the average price per on-net minute of communication
Communication is available in 5015 inhabitant localities of Kazakhstan
License obligations to cover rural areas were complied with completely — 100% of inhabitant localities with a population of over 1000 residents are in the area of the network coverage.
The 3G network, which operates in 100% of settlements with a population of more than 50 thousand people, is continuing to rollout.
The network of the 3G UMTS/WCDMA standard, which is considered to be the HSPA+ technology, is able to provide the entire spectrum of interactive multimedia services with potentially possible at the moment downlink data transmission speed of up to 21 Mbit/s and 5.7 Mbit/s uplink.
77 MB per user — is the average amount of data transmission in the network of the company. Itis 18timesmorethanin 2009.
Roaming with 348 operators in 149 countries around the world
Kcell JSC — a new name of «GSM Kazakhstan OAO «Kazakhtelecom» LLP.
The Board of Directors was elected. It consists of two independent directors, including the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
13 December 2012 — commencement of trading of Kcell shares (KCEL marketing year) on KASE (Kazakhstan Stock Exchange)
17 December 2012 — commencement of trading of Kcell GDR (KCEL marketing year) on LSE (London Stock Exchange).
Kcell — an official mobile operator of the VII Asian Winter Games
The company became the only mobile operator in Kazakhstan, which was selected the service provider during the VII Winter Asian Games by such criteria as quality and reliability, as well as the best service provider of corporate communication.
The 3G network was deployed in 31 cities of Kazakhstan.
This included Astana and Almaty as well as all regional centers, cities with a population of about 100000 people and some inhabitant localities. To do this, the company installed more than 1000 base stations.
The data transmission speed in the 3G network reaches up to 14 Mbit/sec.
3G in the Kcell network represents the latest version, which is referred to 3.5G the generation — HSPA+. The maximum speed of data transmission in HSPA+ reaches up to 21 Mbit/sec.
There was made the LTE first call.
In January 2011, the LTE technology was successfully demonstrated to Prime Minister Karim Massimov in a test mode. In September that year, the first call was made in the LTE standard.
10 million subscribers choose Kcell and Activ qualitative communication.
In 2011, the company records a stable increase in the number of subscribers. Compared with 2010, the subscriber base increased by almost 1.5 million subscribers and in the III quarter of 2011 reached 10 million people.
> 50% of subscribers of the company use the mobile Internet.
The company introduced a series of proposals for the mobile Internet, most of which became the true hits. In 2011, there continued the trend of active growth in consumption of data transmission services.
0.05 tenge — a cost of the on-net call per minute
The same cost is offered by the Activ tariff «Daytime Unlim». From 01.00 to 18.00 17 hours of on-net unlimited communication by mobile phones are available for subscribers, which represents the most active time of the day! There were also reduced the Kcell tariffs — they now account for 11 tenge to all destinations throughout of the under the TP «11».
Kcell and Activ are again the leaders in terms of customer satisfaction in Kazakhstan.
It was confirmed by the analysis of the European Agency EPSI (European Performance Satisfaction Index), conducted in 2011. The Kcell and Activ consumers are mostly satisfied with the performance of their operator and are loyal to it.
94% of the populated area arecovered with theKcell network signal.
4901 cities and settlements are within the area of network coverage. To ensure stable and high-quality communication within such a large area, the company installed about 5500 base stations.
94% of settlementswith a population ofonethousand areprovided with theKcell mobile communication.
Based on the license obligations, the company was to provide communication to all settlements with a population of at least one thousand people by the end of 2012. Currently, Kcell and Activ communication covers almost all inhabitant localities with a population of 5000 people, as well as 98% of settlements with a population of 2 thousand people or more.
The network covers 2621 cities and settlements.
More than 150 service centers ‘Kcell Express’ operates across Kazakhstan.
Tariffs for roaming in the network of TeliaSonera were decreased: up to 2 times to outgoing calls and up to 6 times to incoming calls.
A subscriber base in Aktobe and Atyrau regions exceeded 400 thousand people in each area.
1 million people in South Kazakhstan oblast selected Kcell and Activ cellular communication.
Kcell Centers in Atyrau and Pavlodar celebrated their 5th anniversary.
The WiMAX network was launched in Atyrau on a city scale. The average data transfer speed amounted to up to 2 Mbit/sec.
Kcell Center was opened in Aktau.
There was launched the working LTE base station in Astana. The data transmission speed made up to 80 Mbit/sec.
Kcell was chosen as the official mobile operator of the OSCE Summit and VII Asian Winter Games in 2011.
On November 29, the 3G network in Almaty and Astana was commercially launched.
According to the score of the EPSI ((European Performance Satisfaction Index), Kcell and Activ showed the highest level of satisfaction with the quality of services and loyalty. All settlements with a population of at least 2000 people will be covered with communication.
Kcell and Activ — the oldest Kazakhstani cellular brands — celebrated their 10th anniversary.
The Kcell corporate brand was restyled.
The network covered about 2000 cities and settlements.
100% of inhabitant localities with the population of at least 5000 people are provided with communication.
85% inhabitant localities with the population of more than 2000 people are covered with the network.
Kcell and Activ communication is available in the territory of residence of more than 80% of the RK population.
3500 base stations are installed throughout Kazakhstan.
Investments exceeded 1.2 billion USD (for the entire period of operation of the company).
The number of roaming partner countries increased by 1.2 times and amounted to 132 countries in the network of 293 operators.
The number of GPRS-roaming partner operators increased by almost 2-fold. GPRS roaming operates in 82 countries in the network of 155 operators.
The number of Activ on-line roaming partner countries increased by 1.7 times and amounted to 61 countries in the network of 90 operators.
The number of subscribers of the company increases 7 million people.
More than 90 centers «Kcell Express» operate across Kazakhstan.
There was opened the second Call Center of the company in Shymkent with the priority of customer service in the official language.
There were implemented 30 projects on corporate social responsibility.
The youth banks of Activ ideas started working in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kostanai Taraz and Uralsk.
Coverage area — 1449 cities and settlements
The volume of investments in early 2009 will exceed 1 billion USD (over the entire period of operation of the company).
The number of roaming partner countries reached 114 countries in the network of 242 operators.
GPRS roaming operates in 51 countries in the network of 80 operators.
The number of subscribers of the company exceeded 7 million in August.
There were opened 89 centers «Kcell Express» throughout Kazakhstan.
There were open the regional offices in Taraz, Kyzylorda and Aktobe.
The high-speed data transmission EDGE technology is available in 18 major regional and industrial centers of Kazakhstan.
The number of base stations was doubled.
More than 70 million USD were paid as corporate taxes.
More than 30 000 people across Kazakhstan were engaged in enterprises — partner of the company.
Over 1000 people work for the company.
There were implemented 60 projects on corporate social responsibility.
Coverage area — 1165 cities and settlements
Investments exceeded 600 million USD (for the entire period of operation of the company). Investments to the social sphere exceeded 1.5 million USD.
The number of roaming partner countries reached 114 countries in the network of 242 operators.
The number of subscribers of the company exceeded 5 million in August.
In December, the subscriber database reached 6 million subscribers.
All inhabited localities with a population of 5000 people were covered with communication.
The area of coverage was doubled the area — 1056 cities and settlements are in the area of Kcell signal coverage.
The number of GPRS-roaming partner countries was tripled — 34 countries
Automatic roaming operates in 113 countries.
Only Kcell supports the EDGE technology in 7 cities of Kazakhstan.
There were implemented 40 projects on corporate social responsibility.
490 cities in Kazakhstan are covered with the cellular communication signal.
There were opened 7 direct offices in the regions.
International roaming with 222 operators in 100 countries
For the first time in Kazakhstan the services are available to subscribers, namely:
Mobile (Streaming) Video (via wap.kcell.kz and wap.activ.kz)
Mobile Office, which gives access to the corporate email and applications
SyncML, allowing sending messages to the phone, which were sent to email
2 797 119 people — a subscriber base by the end of the year
Throughout the area of coverage of the network of GSM Kazakhstan all subscribers are able to use the services on the basis of GPRS: WAP, MMS, Mobile Internet.
Kcell presented the EDGE technology of high speed data transmission.
Kcell is again recognized as the best mobile operator «Choice of the Year».
Kcell Basketball School League received the ‘Republican’ status.
There was held the first national championship in falconry «Sonar».
The subscriber base exceeded 1.5 million people.
The services on the basis of GPRS for Kcell subscribers appeared in Kazakhstan for the first time:
There started to operate the first wap-site in Kazakhstan — wap.kcell.kz
959 650 people — a subscriber base of the company by the end of 2003
The tariffs were reduced by: 20% to all on-net calls
Action «1 hour for free» for Kcell subscribers within a month
Best cellular operator — the first nomination of the national competition «Choice of the Year in Kazakhstan».
509 799 people — a subscriber base by the end of 2002
In the area of coverage there are 49 cities with a population of over 50000 people.
For the first time in Kazakhstan there started operating the service of data transmission — access to the Internet and emails sending.
More than 5 000 000 SMS messages are sent every month.
Roaming with Thuraya started to operate.
30 million USD were invested in the development of the network.
There was established a Kcell Basketball School League.
The company’s market share reached 70%
140 000 people — Kcell subscribers
71 000 people — Activ subscribers
For the first time in Kazakhstan the subscribers of cellular communication were provided with the services, namely:
Information portal Kcell-info
Information portal Activ-info
There was held the first street ball championship in Almaty with the participation under the auspices of the Activ brand.
7 February — the launch of the Kcell brand
9 September — there appeared the Activ card communication
30 September — Kazakhtelecom (49%) in collaboration with Fintur Holdings B.V. (Finland, Turkey, Sweden) (51%) founded GSM Kazakhstan.