Vimpel-Communications provides wireless telecommunications services in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. The company offers its services
under the Beeline, K-mobile, EXCESS, and Armentel brand names. Its wireless services include voice telephony services; valueadded services, including voice mail, short
messaging service, call forwarding, wireless Internet access, entertainment and information services, and music and data transmission services; andaccess to both national
and international roaming service. The company offers these services to its subscribers under two types of payment plans, which include contract plans and prepaid plans.Vimpel also sells wireless handsets and accessories to its subscribers. As of December 31, 2006,it had approximately 55.1 million subscribers. Vimpel-Communications has strategic partnershipwith Telenor
East Invest AS and Alfa Group. The company was founded in 1992 and is based inMoscow, Russia.