About velcom

Unitary enterprise velcom is the first in quality and the best in technology.

The Company started its operations on April 16, 1999. Velcom renders mobile telecommunication services under velcom and PRIVET trademarks based on GSM (GPRS, EDGE), UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA), Dual-Carrier HSDPA technologies in whole Belarus, as well as fixed internet services based on own optic-fiber network.

Since November 2007 velcom is a member of Telekom Austria Group (TAG), one of the most successful telecommunication holdings in the Central and Eastern Europe, which currently consists of a fixed net in Austria and eight mobile communication operational companies.

In 2012 velcom was awarded by the World Finance Magazine as the most innovative mobile operator in Eastern Europe who is using of the latest technologies in its work.

Mission

Together with our customers we are moving ahead to enrich people’s lives with leading edge communication services.


velcom is a mobile operator for business and life

According to the data as on December 31, 2014 the number of company subscribers exceeded 4.949 mln of people (for more information pls follow the link).

velcom network works in the main motor vehicle crossing points and railway and air border crossing across the state border of the Republic of Belarus. The Company has provided complete velcom coverage of the main highways of the country, builds network that meets the current requirements: work in 2 ranges as follows 900 MHz and 1800 MHz, support of technology of batch communication GPRS, provision of wireless access to the Internet by means of WAP.

velcom is the first operator of mobile communication of GSM standard in the country that provided its subscribers with an access to high-speed data transmission by means of EDGE technology. In the whole network coverage improved sound quality (EFR) and protection from interference (Frequency Hopping) are used. velcom high quality communication provides optimal frequency planning. It is provided by the best experts of the country who have been trained in the leading European companies.


We are moving ahead … Investments in quality and technology

velcom is one of the largest taxpayers in Belarus and consequently one of the biggest foreign investors. The company is successfully partnering with the world’s top suppliers of Telco solutions, leaders in their industry – Nokia Siemens Networks, Ericsson, Samsung, HTC, IBM Lenovo, Huawei, etc.

For over 16 years the company has been actively investing in implementation of the advanced technological solutions as well as into creating a reliable network infrastructure up to Europe-wide quality standards. velcom is the first operator in Belarus to offer the third generation HSPA+ technology throughout 3G coverage area (3G was put into commercial operation in March 2010). End of February 2011 velcom rolled out the second UMTS frequency channel in the cellular network of the operating company and announced about the implementation of the newest Dual-Carrier HSDPA technology in the 3G|3G+ velcom network, to be represented in the Republic of Belarus for the first time ever.

In 2012 the company continued investing in the network development and upgrade to ensure the highest quality of the rendered services. velcom successfully implemented and deployed a second and third radiofrequency UMTS channel on its 3G|3G+ base stations. Begin of 2015 velcom finished UMTS 900 in Dzershinsk.


… to enrich people’s lives with leading edge communication services

velcom is a leading provider at the Belarusian market of voice communication services and high-speed Mobile Internet.

The company offers to its customers not just basic tariff plans but packages of services tailored to the needs of different target audiences: machine-to-machine technologies, equipment telematics and tracking, Mobile sales agent and Mobile office, organization of VPN and data security, a big and flexible portfolio of corporate tariff plans and tariff plans and packets for voice and data traffic, etc. Since November 2014 velcom started to provide fixed internet services for business clients.


Investments in the future

The main direction of velcom's investments is the acquisition of modern equipment and the latest technological solutions as well as creation of secure network infrastructure.

velcom is one of the biggest tax players in Belarus.

Over the year the company was awarded as "Best Entrepreneur of the year in Minsk" in the nomination "Best Entrepreneur – organization with foreign investments."

Helmut Duhs, CEO, was twice honored in 2009 and 2010, in "40 under 40" rating, the list of the most successful top-managers in telecommunication industry under 40 years old which is annually published by the "Global Telecoms Business" magazine.

The activity of velcom is traditionally linked with participation in social and charity programs. This is an indispensable component of velcom’s corporate strategy which is reflected in the adopted within the company "Guidelines of corporate social responsibility of velcom towards employees, society and environment".