Vip becomes A1 in the course of 2019

Digital evolution for the digital era

The telecommunications company Vip, which is operating on the Macedonian market for almost 12 years, is a member of the A1 Telekom Austria Group, a leading telecommunications provider in Central and Eastern Europe. A1 Telekom Austria Group provides its approximately 25 million customers in seven core markets with products and services (mobile and fixed-line) in areas including voice telephony, broadband internet, multimedia services, data, cloud and IT solutions, wholesale, payment solutions and digital services.

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Mislav Galler, Executive Director; Thomas Arnoldner, Group CEO; Jiří Dvorjančanský, Chief Executive Officer

Back in 2017, the A1 Telekom Austria Group announced its decision to gradually roll-out the strong and powerful brand A1 across all of its operations, including Vip on the Macedonian market. Therefore, in the course of this year, the Vip brand will be replaced by the A1 brand.

With continuous investments and innovations since its market entrance in Macedonia, Vip significantly contributes to the development and enhancement of the telecommunications market in the country. This trend will also continue under the A1 brand by further investing in the mobile and fixed infrastructure, technologies and network from the latest generation, thus boosting the development of the digital society. At the same time, under the new A1 brand, the company will continue to offer innovative solutions that meet the communication needs of all its customers and fostering the digital transformation of the Macedonian society.

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Mislav Galler, Executive Director

“Almost 12 years ago, Vip brought real competition to the Macedonian telecommunications market. Thanks to the revolutionary changes we have introduced since the very first day, Vip strongly shuddered the Macedonian telecommunications market and managed to enrich and set a completely new, higher level of the overall customer experience. Guided by the simple “More for you” motto, we have enabled customers to enjoy unlimited mobile communication, while talking more and paying less. Since day 1, we have been continuously introducing innovative products and services, as well as own 3G and 4G networks. In these years, Vip transformed from a mobile-only operator to a completely convergent company that offers mobile and fixed telephony, TV and ICT services. But this doesn’t end here. By adapting to the digital evolution that is all around us, we are evolving as well and are increasingly turning into a digital company. With the A1 brand, we want to reinforce our position as a trusted partner of the customers who offers them customized solutions that will enrich their lives in the digital era. In cooperation with our customers, we will create new smart solutions that will enable us to enjoy the digital time”, said Mislav Galler, Executive director in Vip.

The introduction of the A1 brand on all markets where the A1 Telekom Austria Group operates will not only strengthen the position on the European market but also will enable all A1 customers on all A1 markets a consistent and unique brand experience. Despite the announcement for changing the brand name, all previous and current rights and obligations of the customers, business partners, clients and suppliers remain unchanged and valid, without the need of changing the existing contracts. Customers do not need to replace their SIM card, numbers, modems or any equipment, and all services and agreed processes will continue to function as earlier.