28 Aug 2014

OJSC VimpelСom and peiker present the results of testing ERA-GLONASS telematics units

Moscow, August 28, 2014 - OJSC VimpelСom (BeeLine TM) and peiker acustic GmbH & Co. KG announce completion of testing ERA-GLONASS on-board telematics units. The primary objective for the Russian wireless service provider and the global automotive supplier was to ensure routine switching from BeeLine profile to ERA-GLONASS profile in the special units.

The results prove the new units are fully operational.

Thanks to installing BeeLine’s multi-profile SIM chips developed by Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, in a peiker telematics platform, automatic switching to ERA-GLONASS profile was completed successfully after a road accident to transmit the emergency call from the terminal installed in the vehicle to the emergency services switchboard.  

peiker is a leading automotive supplier for renowned international car manufacturers. As part of the development of the Connected Cars concept, peiker connectivity modules are widely used in vehicles. They enable Internet connection, navigation, emergency call (eCall), and other manufacturer-specific assisted services. With its extensive experience in the field of voice and data transmission in vehicles, specialized communications company peiker is currently one of the few providers of an international eCall system that is already functional.

Only the wireless service provider can ensure a stable signal on the vehicle’s entire route and a high-speed mobile data transfer. VimpelСom’s network capacities meet all of the required technical specifications: according to MQA measurements taken in 2014, BeeLine’s average 3G speed is 3 Mbps. The company continues to actively expand its network and maintains high Internet speed against growing consumption. BeeLine’s network traffic volume increased by 2.2 times from last year and the number of base stations grew by almost 30% in the same period of time. Also, VimpelСom Ltd. is a member of “M2M World Alliance” founded to promote M2M technology, with seven global providers (KPN, NTT DOCOMO, Rogers Communications, SingTel, Telefonica, Telstra, and Etisalat).

“Combining the functionality of peiker equipment with BeeLine’s reliable network can significantly facilitate the process of equipping new vehicle models with telematics units for car manufacturers in their compliance with the Law on ERA-GLONASS State Automated Information System. From 1 January 2015, according to the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union, all vehicles first pass type approval procedure shall be equipped with terminals ERA-GLONASS,” - stressed Sergei Petrov, Vice President of Corporate Business Development, at OJSC VimpelСom.

About peiker

peiker is a leading provider of components in the area of communications technology – both for cars and for professional radio (PMR). Headquartered in Friedrichsdorf, Germany, peiker has spawned subsidiaries in France, the USA, China, and Mexico. Founded as an acoustics company in 1946, its product portfolio extends to all components of in-car infotainment and entertainment. peiker’s connectivity modules are suitable for use in vehicles and enable a fast and reliable data transmission on the road; under the heading of “connected car”, it thus opens the car door to the internet, navigation, other manufacturer-specific assisted services, and emergency call (eCall). Among peiker’s regular clients are renowned international auto manufacturers, industrial firms, government agencies, and mobile phone manufacturers. More information is available at www.peiker.com.

About VimpelCom

OJSC VimpelCom is a member of VimpelCom Ltd., one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunication operators. The holding company is comprised of telecommunication businesses that provide voice communication and data transfer services using a wide range of wireless and fixed-line communication technology, as well as broadband Internet access in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burundi, Zimbabwe, The Central African Republic, Italy and Canada. Globally, the services VimpelCom provides are available throughout a territory with a total population of nearly 754 mln people. The companies of the VimpelCom Ltd. group offer their services under the BeeLine, KyivStar, Wind, Infostrada, Mobilink, Leo, Banglalink, Telecel and Djezzy brands. As of June 30, 2014, the overall number of company subscribers was 221 mln. Code on the NASDAQ: VIP.


Business is a subdivision of VimpelCom that caters to corporate users. It provides services to more than 270,000 corporate customers. The portfolio of BeeLine Business is comprised of over 70 solutions for business, including those based on the convergence of mobile and fixed-line communications. BeeLine Business is the leader in communication services for the commercial real estate market. The overall number of facilities linked via the BeeLine’s network is more than 4,000 buildings in Moscow and throughout Russia’s regions. About 30% of those buildings are A Class business centers. The length of VimpelCom’s baseline networks is 120,000 kilometers. BeeLine Business is the primary baseline Internet operator for over 300 ISPs in Russia, the CIS countries and the Baltic States. The Company’s international IP network has a capacity of 170 Gbps and maintains its own nodes in Stockholm, Frankfurt, London and New York.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2013 annual revenues of €2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees operating out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located in 44 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services made possible.

Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com, blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

For any further information, please contact:

peiker acustic GmbH & Co. KG:

Falk Issmer
Comany Spokesman
Max-Planck-Strasse 28-32
61381 Friedrichsdorf/Ts.
Tel: +49 (0) 6172 767-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6172 767-158
E-Mail: falk.issmer@peiker

OJSC VimpelCom Public Relations Department:

Tatiana Shilovskaya, Anna Aybasheva
+7 (495) 725-07-08;

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