VEON Ltd. is a multinational telecommunication services company headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It predominantly operates services in the regions of Asia, Africa and Europe. It is the ninth largest mobile network operator in the world by number of subscribers with 214 million customers. More than half of the company's revenue comes from Russia.
VEON's brands include Beeline, Kyivstar, Djezzy, Jazz Pakistan, Banglalink and others.
Russian PJSC VimpelCom was founded in 1992 in Moscow when VimpelCom's co-founders, Russian Dmitry Zimin and American Augie K. Fabela II came together to pioneer a new direction in the Russian mobile industry - their company was one of the first mobile carriers in Russia. Augie Fabela, who was then a young entrepreneur from the United States, and Zimin, who was a Russian scientist in his fifties, together launched the Beeline brand in 1993. Its name derives from вымпел, the Russian word for pennon.