A1 Srbija

Summary

A1 Srbija d.o.o.
Typed.o.o.
IndustryWireless Services; Telecommunication
FoundedApril 7, 2021; 9 months ago (2021-04-07)
Headquarters,
Serbia
Area served
Serbia
Key people
Dejan Turk (CEO)
Milan Zaletel (CFO)
Đorđe Vuksanović
Nenad Zeljković
ProductsLTE, UMTS, W-CDMA, GPRS, GSM
RevenueIncrease 258.76 million (2018)[1]
Decrease €13.80 million (2018)[1]
Total assetsIncrease €364.29 million (2018)[2]
Total equitySteady €0 (2018)[2]
OwnerA1 Telekom Austria Group
Number of employees
1,082 (2018)
Websitewww.a1.rs
Footnotes / references
Business ID: 20220023
Tax ID: 104704549
[3]

A1 Srbija d.o.o. (formerly Vip mobile) is a Serbian mobile network operator and a member of the Telekom Austria Group based in Belgrade. It is the exclusive strategic partner of Vodafone in Serbia.

History

On 1 December 2006, the mobilkom Austria group became the owner of the third mobile telephone license in Serbia for GSM 900/1800 and UMTS networks, through a payment of €320 million. The license was legally transferred to A1.

Considering the great potential of the Serbian telecommunications market, the mobilkom Austria group has planned to invest up to €570 million in its first four years of operations, including the 320 million it spent on acquiring its operating license in Serbia in 2006. This makes A1 the biggest Greenfield investment in Serbia so far.[4] In 2008, A1 became general sponsor of Serbian national volleyball team.

According to the 2015 annual financial report, company had revenue of €206.8 million euros, with 2.1 million customers it held a market share of 22,5%.[5] In December 2019, the company announced the change of name during 2020 to "A1".[6] The rebrand from Vip mobile to A1 was completed on 7 April 2021.[7]

Network information

The IMSI - Network Code of A1 is 220-05 and MSISDN Network Codes are 060 (international: +381 60), 061 (international: +381 61) and 068 (international: +381 68).

Network technology

  • 2G (GSM, GPRS, EDGE up to 250 kbit/s) on 900 MHz and 1800 MHz
  • 3G (HSPA+ up to 42 Mbit/s) on 900 MHz and 2100 MHz
  • 4G (LTE up to 225 Mbit/s) on 800 and 1800 MHz

A1 is actively building its own network, while using national roaming assigned with Telenor Srbija since 2010.

A1 previously used national roaming with Telekom Srbija (2007–2010).

License obligations for the end of 2010 require A1 to cover 80% of territory and 90% of population with its own quality signal. So far, all requirements in terms of coverage given by the license are achieved and A1 signal is available all over Serbia.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "БИЛАНС УСПЕХА (2018) - Vip mobile d.o.o." apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "БИЛАНС СТАЊА (2018) - Vip mobile d.o.o." apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  3. ^ Основни подаци о привредном друштву. apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Serbian Business Registers Agency. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  4. ^ Vip hold 1/5 of Serbian market (B92 Biz)
  5. ^ Telekom Austria Group Annual Report according to IFRS PDF, page 23
  6. ^ "Jedan od najvećih operatera u Srbiji menja ime: Vip odlazi u istoriju". b92.net (in Serbian). 14 December 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  7. ^ Vip to rebrand in 2021

External links

  • Official website
  • Telecommunications Market of Serbia for 2016 at ratel.rs (in Serbian)