16:23 30.11.2023

VEON receives international award for resilience in times of crisis

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VEON, a Nasdaq and Euronext-listed international telecommunications group that is 100% owner of the largest Ukrainian telecom operator Kyivstar, has received the Crisis Response Awards 2023 international award for its crisis communication program in Ukraine, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The decision was made by the World Communication Awards Association in Amsterdam on November 22, 2023.

The winners of the World Communication Awards are determined during the Total Telecoms International Congress. The decision is made by an international jury of more than 90 telecom industry experts, CTOs of the largest international IT and telecom companies, as well as reputable representatives of the communications industry from around the world.

VEON was recognized for its "comprehensive approach to providing communications during the most challenging operational situations caused by both natural disasters and global conflicts, during which the Group ensured the resilience of telecom networks, implemented early warning programs and provided humanitarian assistance. The jury of the competition separately noted the efforts of Kyivstar and the company's CTO Volodymyr Lutchenko in organizing work to keep Ukrainians connected at home and abroad, ensuring the functioning of the telecommunications network and communication services despite shelling and power outages, and developing the Helsi IT platform for providing online medical consultations.

Over the past two years, VEON has focused on developing technologies for the most vulnerable people and communities to help them overcome the challenges of wartime, such as in Ukraine, or during natural disasters, such as in Pakistan or Bangladesh.   

 "VEON's crisis response initiatives have proven to be extremely important in protecting against large-scale disasters and ensuring connectivity during geopolitical challenges," said VEON CEO Kaan Terzioglu. "In all the markets where the Group operates, we have provided connectivity to all subscribers and contributed to the provision of humanitarian aid to those who need it most.

About Kyivstar

Kyivstar is Ukraine's largest electronic communications operator, serving more than 24 million mobile subscribers and over 1 million Home Internet subscribers as of September 2023. The company provides services using a wide range of mobile and fixed technologies, including 4G, Big Data, Cloud solutions, cybersecurity services, digital TV, etc. Kyivstar helps subscribers, society and the country to overcome the challenges of wartime. Since the beginning of the full-scale war, the company has allocated more than UAH 1.3 billion in aid to meet the humanitarian needs of the Armed Forces, society and subscribers. Kyivstar's sole shareholder is the international VEON Group (headquartered in the Netherlands). The Group's shares are listed on NASDAQ (New York) and Euronext (Amsterdam). Kyivstar has been operating in Ukraine for 25 years and is recognized as the largest taxpayer in the telecom market, the best employer and a socially responsible company.

[email protected], www.kyivstar.ua

About VEON

VEON is a digital communications operator that provides converged connectivity and digital services to nearly 160 million customers. With operations in six countries, home to more than 7% of the world's population, VEON transforms lives through technology services that empower people and drive economic growth. Headquartered in Amsterdam, VEON is listed on the NASDAQ and Euronext stock exchanges. For more information, please visit: https://www.veon.com.