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VimpelCom Selects Vantrix for Mobile and Web Video

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Innovative Multi-screen Video solution enables VimpelCom to launch mobile TV and video on demand</i> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> </p>

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

VimpelCom Selects Vantrix for Mobile and Web Video03:00 EDT Tuesday, March 15, 2011 MONTREAL (Business Wire) -- Vantrix, the global leader of mobile video optimization and delivery solutions, announced today that VimpelCom (NASDAQ: VIP), Russia's leading telecom group which provides voice and data services through a wide range of wireless, fixed and broadband technologies, has selected Vantrix Multi-screen Video solution for a nationwide deployment of its new Mobile TV and Video on Demand (VOD) services on their BeelineTM network. “Video is a key aspect of the services we are offering through our Beeline brand,” said Victor Markelov, Products Director at Vimpelcom. “Vantrix's solution features the unique Dynamic Bit Rate Adaptation, which allows real time adaptation to network conditions and guarantees the best user experience of video services. Quality of experience is a crucial element of our service offering and Vantrix is the best vendor to reach our goals. Amphora Group helped us to implement our ideas regarding video services offering, providing the seamless integration of new equipment with the current IT-infrastructure and making the services qualitative, convenient and fully meeting user expectations”. Vantrix Multi-screen Solution optimally delivers video and audio to any screen, regardless of the access network speed. It allows operators to manage subscriber services by providing a seamless experience across screens. Its content management and discovery capabilities, together with its catalogue, rules and permission management, provide a set of capabilities that are unique in the converged video market. “We are delighted to have been selected by VimpelCom after a rigorous evaluation,” said Charles Marsh, Senior Vice President of Sales at Vantrix. “By deploying Vantrix Multi-screen Video solution, VimpelCom can optimize various TV & video formats, with dynamic bit rate adaptation and the capacity to handle the widest variety of devices.” About Vantrix Multi-screen Solution: Vantrix Multi-screen Video is an end-to-end solution for the ingestion, optimization and delivery of live and on-demand video/audio across any devices; including feature phones, smartphones, PCs, tablets and set-top boxes. Multi-screen Video enables mobile TV, web TV and IPTV with a single point of management for subscribers, services and multimedia policies. About VimpelCom VimpelCom Ltd. consists of telecommunications operators providing voice and data services through a range of wireless, fixed and broadband technologies. The VimpelCom Ltd. group is headquartered in Amsterdam and has operations in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikstan, Georgia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam and Cambodia, covering territory with a total population of about 345 million. VimpelCom Ltd. operating companies provide services under the “Beeline” and “Kyivstar” brands. VimpelCom Ltd.'s ADSs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “VIP”. About Vantrix Vantrix, the global leader of mobile video optimization and delivery solutions, improves mobile and converged video economics for its customers by ensuring that content is delivered cost effectively, and with the best possible user experience, regardless of the service, device or network. Vantrix solutions are deployed in over 70 networks, serving over 1 billion subscribers worldwide. Vantrix is proud to count among its customers: Sprint (NYSE:S), Orange, Telefonica (NYSE:TEF), T-Mobile, TeliaSonera (OMX:TLSN), MTS, Etisalat (ADX:ETISALAT), Saudi Telecom Company (TADAWUL:STC), and Tata Telecom. Vantrix is headquartered in Montreal with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Dubai. To learn more about Vantrix, visit and follow us on Twitter at: @VantrixCorp. About Amphora Group Amphora Group is Russia's leading supplier of IT and business solutions for finance and telecoms, manufacturing and commerce. Starting from 1998, the company offers systems integration, consulting, and IT/QA outsourcing. The company's team includes more than 350 highly qualified experts in CIS and Central Asia. In 2005, the company was announced #2 among the fastest growing IT companies in Russia, having demonstrated revenue growth of more than 97%. In 2008, the overall revenue of the company exceeded 90 million Euro. The company was listed the 31st largest player in the Russian IT market and the 5th largest player in the IT outsourcing market. In 2009, the company became #8 and #10 among IT service suppliers for finance and telecoms. Today, Amphora Group customers include Alpha Bank, Raiffeisen bank, Home Credit Bank, MTS, Vympelcom, Megafon etc. For more details on the company and links to independent rating agencies, please visit our official Web site: VantrixBeverly Wilks, +1-514-866-1717 x296Senior Director,