The Kyivstar telecom operator has opened the national roaming for the subscribers of Beeline (Ukrainian RadioSystems and Golden Telecom companies).
“From now on, on territories where there is no radio coverage of GSM-network of Beeline-Ukraine or where the signal is weak, phones of the subscribers of Beeline will automatically connected to the Kyivstar network,” reads the statement.
The charges of the calls, messages and other Beeline subscribers’ services will not be changed, these will remain the same in correspondence with the active tariff plans, irrespectively of the network the subscriber is connected to.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Kyivstar has announced its intention to open national roaming for the subscribers of Beeline.
Kyivstar and Beeline communications operators plan to close the merger deal by 2014.
The companies will be merged in several stages: at the first one Kyivstar will open national roaming for Beeline subscribers to enable them communicate under the Beeline tariffs within the united network.
On October 5, 2009, Altimo (Russia) and Telenor (Norway) agreed to merge Kyivstar and VimpelCom to create a new cellular communications operator, VimpelCom Ltd. (Bermuda islands), to provide integrated cellular communications services in Russia, Ukraine, and other member-countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as in Georgia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
According to the research “TOP-100. Leaders of Ukrainian Business”, Kyivstar is in the first place among Ukrainian communication and telecommunication companies in the terms of net revenues for 2008 (UAH 12.8 billion) and in the terms of net profit for 2008 (UAH 5.56 billion).