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VimpelCom Deploys Openmind Networks’ Leading Mobile Messaging Platform to Support SMS Traffic Growth

by Jill Flett | 16th April 2015

Openmind Networks, and its Russian partner Lanit, today announced that leading Russian operator OJSC VimpelCom (Beeline TM) has extended its deployment of its Traffic Control  Mobile Messaging Platform.

VimpelCom will leverage Openmind’s Traffic Control Platform to support SMS traffic in Moscow and Central Russia during normal and peak periods. The operator also intends to use Traffic Control for SMS traffic on its network at non-peak times. The new roll out marks yet another expansion of VimpelCom’s existing Traffic Control deployment. VimpelCom has previously deployed SMSCs and Application Routers platforms.

“Openmind’s Traffic Control Platform has been very impressive in generating efficiencies across our network,” said Andrey Klimov, head of service network development department of VimpelCom. “The new high-performance and very flexible SMS Infrastructure from Openmind allows us to implement new services much faster and more cost effectively. We look forward to further expanding our relationship with Openmind and Lanit in the future.”

“VimpelCom is a key customer for Openmind,” said Alex Duncan, CEO of Openmind. “With a subscriber base of 57.2 million in nine different time zones – they are at the top level of usage for our platform both in terms of volume and geographic spread. This deployment underlines the robustness and scalability of Openmind’s technology – which delivers tens of thousands messages every second for VimpelCom.  We are absolutely delighted they have decided to expand our platform to support their messaging needs even further.”

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About Openmind Networks

Openmind’s Communication Platform is deployed in over 120 sites across 30 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America, powering over 1 Billion transactions every day.   Customers include Mobile Operators, Inter-Carrier Operators, Social and Media providers and more recently, direct to consumers in the App space.  The technology provides a gateway for communication and the transfer of data that takes place between individuals, groups, Apps, Service Providers and machines. The platform offers their customers all of the interfaces required to deliver and develop these services. Openmind is headquartered in Dublin with regional offices in the Czech Republic, Germany, UAE, USA and the Netherlands.

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About Lanit

LANIT (Laboratory of New Informational Technologies) is a first-rate IT-services provider in Russia and CIS. The company was established in 1989 and currently it is a key partner of Hewlett-Packard, Avaya, BEA, Citrix, Ericsson, Intel, IBM, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and other world’s leading high-tech corporations.

About VimpelCom

VimpelCom is one of the world’s largest integrated telecommunications services operators providing voice and data services through a range of traditional and broadband mobile and fixed technologies in Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. VimpelCom’s operations around the globe cover territory with a total population of approximately 739 million people. VimpelCom provides services under the “Beeline”, “Kyivstar”, “WIND”, “Infostrada” “Mobilink”, “banglalink”, “Telecel”, and “Djezzy” brands. As of Desember 31, 2014 VimpelCom had 222 million mobile subscribers on a combined basis. VimpelCom is traded on the NASDAQ Global Stock Market under the symbol (VIP). For more information visit:  http://www.vimpelcom.com

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