Vodafone buys Rinat Akhmetov operator Vega

Vodafone покупает у Рината Ахметова оператора Vega

Holding company System Capital Management, which is owned by oligarch Rinat Akhmetov, sells fixed line operator Vega. Reports ONLINE.UA about this site Liga.net told sources on the Telecom market. According to them, the buyer of the assets will become mobile operator Vodafone Ukraine. The amount of future transactions is unknown, but according to market participants, may reach 1 billion UAH.

Vega Telecom group is one of the largest domestic players in the market of fixed telephony, broadband access to the Internet and data transmission. Vega serves about 440 000 telephony subscribers and 160,000 Internet users. This year, the group entered an online resource for watching movies and sports broadcasts “OLL.TV”. Total income of the company in 2018 amounted to $ 641 million.

Company “VF Ukraina” (Ukraine Vodafone) serving 20.8 million customers. The operator’s revenue in 2018 amounted to 11.9 billion. The company is in the MTS group of Russian businessman Vladimir Yevtushenkov.