Cellular networks and other 100 inventions which changed the world


Almaty has become the venue for an international multimedia exhibition “101 inventions which changed the world”. The exhibition opened on October 4 in the SPACE Multimedia Gallery of the shopping and leisure center Dostyk Plaza.

In order to create the exhibition, the Grande Exhibitions Team invited a board of international experts in the field of science and exhibitions from the USA, Israel, China, Finland, Denmark, etc. Directors of museums and exhibition centers collectively chose 101 inventions which affected the course of world history and development of mankind. In Kazakhstan this exhibition became available due to the masterminds – the team of SPACE Multimedia Gallery.

“We promote the idea of self-education through the latest exhibition technologies. This exhibition can be visited by both children and adults. Anyone can learn something new and interesting in a very accessible way – with the help of video and sound technologies” commented Galiya Imanova, the organizer of the exhibition.

The exhibition is a multimedia show organized by Space Multimedia Gallery. The format of immersion is provided by a unique system SENSORY 4, which includes 40 high-definition projectors, large-scale screens, high-quality surround sound and advanced graphics to help one easily immerse into any historical period.

Cellular operator Activ became the general partner of the exhibition to make an unusual gift to Kazakhstani people in honor of its 15-year anniversary.

“101 inventions” covers a period of several million years. At the same time, the most qualitative leap in evolution of mankind happened over the last 100 years. We, as a cellular operator, find it very important that the authors of the project included cellular networks in the exhibition as one of the key factors in development of mankind. GSM standard in Kazakhstan is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Cellular connection has given us more freedom: we can now communicate with anybody from any place which has cellular connection, as well as control business and deal with working issues.

Over these 15 years cellular connection has saved thousands of lives, helped solve hundreds of crimes and joined the fates of millions of Kazakhstani people. We supported this exhibition in honor the 15th anniversary of Activ, which unites the variety of our subscribers’ interests into one bright, interesting, entertaining and productive sphere of communication. We hope that our subscribers will be inspired by the limitless opportunities for people, which help them live in communication and make new discoveries” said Rickard Slunga, acting CEO of Kcell JSC.

“101 inventions which changed the world” is a project of an Australian company called Grand Exhibitions, which organizes mobile international exhibitions. The exhibition experience of the company accounts for 6.5 million people who have visited different edutainment expositions in 70 cities around the world. 

The exhibition will for last two months and then its venue will be occupied by another project by Grandе Exhibitions Company.


Information for visitors:

SPACE Multimedia Gallery is located on the 3rd floor of the shopping and leisure center Dostyk Plaza, Dostyk Avenue, corner Zholdasbekov Street.

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Kcell JSC* was founded in 1998 and is now the leading mobile communication operator in Kazakhstan. As of January 30, 2013, the subscriber base of the Company reaches about 14.3 million subscribers

Kcell renders the services of voice mobile communication, as well as value added services (VAS) such as sms transfer, multimedia exchange, access to mobile content, as well as data transfer services, including Internet access. At the market, the Company is represented with two brands: Kcell, the target auditory is corporative clients (including state institutions) and private subscribers with high income level, as well as Activ, which is aimed at the mass market. The Company renders the services based on the high-quality mobile communication network covering approximately all the populated territory of RoK.

The controlling shareholder of the Company is TeliaSonera, one of the largest telecommunication companies in Europe and at the global market. TeliaSonera has the multi-year experience of successful business in domain of mobile telecommunications and is a leader in domain of innovations and technologies. Before the Offer, 49% of Kcell shares were owned by TeliaSonera directly, and 37.9% were owned indirectly in the name of Fintur Holdings BV ("Fintur"), which is jointly owned by TeliaSonera and Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş. Therefore, the effective share of TeliaSonera in the authorized capital of Kcell before the Offer was 86.9%. Sonera Holding B.V., subsidiary of TeliaSonera, purchased 49% of Kcell shares from Kazakhtelecom JSC in 2012.

In December 2012 Kcell Company successfully completed GDR (global depository receipt) listing at Londan Stock Exchange and ordinary shares at Kazakhstani Stock Exchange. The price was rate at 10.50 USD per GDR and 1,578.68 KZT per share, whereas one GDR was equal to one share. The listing included a sale of share by TeliaSonera in a number of 50 million pieces, including the shares equal to 25%-tile share of Kcell’s share capital. Directly and indirectly TeliaSonera owns 61.9% of ordinary share of the Company.

TeliaSonera provides the telecommunications services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Spain and emerging markets of the Eurasian region, including Russia and Turkey. Currently, TeliaSonera covers 20 markets with the population of more than 460 million people.

TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services that help people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. TeliaSonera strives for ensuring the high level of reliability of its infrastructure, provision of the world-class services and unique experience for its clients. TeliaSonera is an international group with a global strategy, but wherever it operates it acts as a local company.

In the emerging markets of the Eurasian region TeliaSonera has majority holdings in leading mobile operators in Kazakhstan (Kcell), Azerbaijan (Azercell), Georgia (Geocell), Moldova (Moldcell), Tajikistan (Tcell), Uzbekistan (Ucell), and Nepal (Ncell). TeliaSonera is the largest minority owner of OJSC MegaFon in Russia and Turkcell in Turkey.

Additional information about TeliaSonera Company is available at www.teliasonera.com

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