Last year when Jazz (formerly Mobilink) claimed that it was in competition with Facebook, Whatsapp, Amazon etc., people took it as just another corporate statement but it appears that its parent group, VEON, was serious.
We are hearing that VEON is launching a mobile based platform that will be available in Pakistan and all other global markets where VEON (formerly VimpelCom) operates.
Technically speaking, VEON is going to be an app — that will primarily offer following functions:
- Chat — something like Facebook
- Messages / Calls
In services segment, VEON is planning to position itself as a solution provider for all sorts of utilities one might need to conduct personal or business tasks. From laundry services to calling a Careem or from paying bills to watching your favorite TV Show, VEON will have it all.
It appears that VEON will partner with third-parties to populate its “Services” and “Content” categories, while communication modules — chat, messaging, calls — will remain as in-house modules.
Open for all networks: Note that VEON will be available for users of all networks. This means that anyone can download VEON, make calls and use all the services it offers.
Launch: Currently the app is in beta phase and available on Play Store for early adopters. We anticipate that the app will be formally launched sometime in September 2017.
Download: In case you want to test the early version, go ahead and download it from Play Store from here.
You can expect more details on VEON, its features and usage during coming days.