Most of Atyrau region residents choose Kcell


Arti Ots, Chief Executive Officer of "Kcell" has outlined the key trends of the telecommunications market in Kazakhstan and shared the plans for the nearest future today in the press-center of "Renaissance" hotel.

Nowadays mobile operators of Kazakhstan are working in the conditions of tough competition. In response, "Kcell" reinforces the focus on customers and introduces a new line of tariffs for activ "Hello, Kazakhstan". Each of these new tariffs includes minutes for calls to all operators, SMS and Internet traffic. "Hello, Kazakhstan²" package at 1490 tenge per month offers 1,490 minutes for calls to all operators in Kazakhstan, 500 SMS and 10GB (5GB both for day and night time). "Hello, Kazahstan3" package provides 1,990 minutes for calls to all operators in the country, 500 SMS, and 18 GB of Internet traffic (9GB both for day and night time) at 1990 tenge per month.

"Our new range of tariffs "Hello, Kazakhstan" reflects our core principle to focus on customers and their needs and offers an optimal combination of activ minutes for calls to all operators in Kazakhstan and a considerable amount of Internet traffic. We believe that Internet traffic consumption will guide the development of the telecom market in Kazakhstan in the near future. Therefore, "Hello, Kazakhstan" tariffs take the key customer needs into account. Everything we are doing this year is aimed at developing and improving our services, rates, service quality in order to meet the high expectations of our customers," - said Arti Ots, Chief Executive Officer of "Kcell".

The need for the mobile Internet is growing rapidly among "Kcell" customers, which is the result of 3G networks development and the increasing number of smartphone users. And Atyrau region is also conforms to this trend. According to the company’s information, more than 60 percent of its customers in the region actively use high-speed Internet. More than 545,000 users choose Kcell as mobile services provider, which is 97% of the total population of the region.

The company is constantly working to upgrade and increase the capacity of its network. "Starting from the beginning of this year 13 new stations have been launched to expand the capacity of the network within the city of Atyrau. By region, our network covers all major fields and 615 kilometers of the roads of national importance. This year it was a great achievement for us to launch 3G networks in two villages in Kzylkoginsky area: Miyaly, which is home to about 6,500 people, and Mukur where about 3500 people dwell in. Now they have an opportunity to access Internet through smartphones and tablets, using a good quality network and speed connection with Kcell," - said Amanzhol Zhiyenbetov, branch manager of "Kcell" in Atyrau region.

Amanzhol Zhiyenbetov also spoke on the expansion of the company range of services and tariffs, including those designed specifically for the needs of the region. The ‘bestseller’ rate in Atyrau region is "Keremet", which was appreciated by many citizens of Atyrau. "Keremet" is created for long conversation lovers, as it enables the customers to pay 11 tenge for the first minute of a call, and then talk for free up to thirty minutes. "Focus on customers and high quality of services helps "Kcell" to be the leader in terms of the market share in Atyrau region. Since the beginning of the year, we have attracted more than 72 thousand new customers. However, the growth of data streaming is the main driver of the market right now. Therefore, our new tariff proposals "Hello, Kazakhstan2" and "Hello, Kazahstan3" include an extensive package of minutes for calls to all destinations in Kazakhstan, and Internet traffic amount which will satisfy even the most active Internet users,"- said the branch head.

The company actively develops a new business model and opens its own retail concept stores "Kcell Stores". Open, informal and friendly atmosphere of these stores in combination with high quality service, favorable prices and a wide range of smartphones and accessories is the formula that attracts Kazakhstan citizens. In September 2015 Kcell Store will be opened in Atyrau.

This year MNP (mobile number portability) service becomes available in Kazakhstan, and "Kcell" is aimed to benefit from this, because the company works for customers who need network quality, excellent service, competitive tariffs and, of course, new services and products.