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30.8 million
Mobile customers

2.7 million
Fixed-line voice customers

2.4 million
Fixed-line internet customers



Jeffrey Hedberg
CEO Italy

Italy Joint Venture is a solidly performing business in one of Europe’s largest markets. Italy is also one of the most developed European markets in terms of mobile phones penetration.

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VEON’s Italy Business Unit represents the most developed market in the VEON group.

Operational overview

On 7 November 2016, VEON, parent company of Wind and CK Hutchison Holdings, parent company of 3 Italia announced that they have completed the transaction to combine their businesses in Italy. 

3 Italia and Wind are formally under the joint ownership (50/50) of CK Hutchison and VEON.

The combined business forms a strong new operator in Italy, driving competition in the market and serving over 31 million mobile customers and 2.7 million fixed line customers. The joint venture will be positioned as a truly converged operator through its cooperation with Enel Open Fiber. The transaction, which gave birth to the joint venture, combining 3 Italia and Wind, has been one of the largest M&A transactions done in Italy since 2007.

* source: CIA fact book, 2015 estimates 

Forward-looking statements

The information on this website contains "forward-looking statements", as the phrase is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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Regional data

62.0 million

total population*


  • Russia
  • Eurasia