The new facility will be used to finance the purchase of fixed and wireless telecommunication equipment, software and related services from Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy (NSN), one of the world’s leading providers of advanced mobile networks, and from its Russian subsidiary Nokia Solutions and Networks LLC. The amount drawn shall be amortized over a term of 8,5 years.
“The new Facility Agreement — it’s the 10th jubilee deal covered by the guarantee of Finnvera. Its signing confirms the continued trust of international financial institutions in the credit quality of MegaFon and serves as another important stage in our long-standing and successful relationship with NSN, Finnvera and ING. The attractive terms of this financing will allow us to invest in the development of the network with even greater confidence and to continue to improve the quality of services for our subscribers,” said Gevork Vermishyan, Executive Director of MegaFon.
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Notes to Editors
MegaFon PJSC is a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities, operating in all segments of the telecommunications markets in Russia, and in the Republics of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. MegaFon is a recognized market leader in the provision of mobile data services, was the first operator in Russia to launch commercial operation of a third generation (3G) network and was the first operator in the world to launch commercial operation of an LTE-Advanced (4G) data network. MegaFon is traded on the Moscow Exchange under the symbol MFON. Additional information about MegaFon and the products and services provided by MegaFon can be found at: http://www.megafon.ru.
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