FE «COSCOM» LLC was established in April of 1996 as joint enterprise MCT Telecom Corp. (99.2%) and local partner (0.8%) .
Fundamental area of enterprise is development of modern cellular communication system in standard of GSM 900⁄1800.
First network was launched in Samarkand city, later network spread all over the country.
«COSCOM» is member of International Association of GSM from 1997 and member of Russian Association of GSM from 1998 year.
«COSCOM» first in Uzbekistan offered to his subscribers service of international automatic roaming in 1998 year. In 2002 agreement was made with satellite operator Thuraya, allowing company subscribers to use roaming-system, having network coverage in more than 100 countries of the world. In 2004 company once again became first in innovation field, by launching Prepaid system in Uzbekistan and receiving international certificate ISO 9001-2000.
In July of 2007 the main shareholder of FE «COSCOM» LLC became Swedish-Finnish company TeliaSonera – one of the leading European players at telecommunication market. TeliaSonera Company – one of the participants of GSM technology opening in 1993 year. This is – open company with 700 000 shareholders, in which 28 000 employed workers . TeliaSonera leads business in 18 countries of the world.
In 2008 FE «COSCOM» LLC started to realization of his plans about total modernization of radio-switching equipment, launching 3G system and offering new, modern services to his subscribers. Special attention is given to development of new offers for company subscribers and further broadening network coverage, in order that company services became available for those, who lives in remote districts of Uzbekistan.
«Ucell» - trade mark FE «COSCOM» LLC
In July of 2008 FE «COSCOM» LLC accomplished full restart of his trade mark, and instead of «COSCOM» brand new «Ucell» brand appeared.
FE COSCOM Ltd. was founded in 1996 and operates under Ucell TM since June 2008, offering mobile services in the Republic of Uzbekistan.
In July 2007 Ucell became part of the TeliaSonera Group and almost immediately took on the role of the pioneer and trendsetter in the telecommunications market of Uzbekistan. Ucell was the first to launch 3G services in the country and now holds the leading position in third generation network coverage. Also Ucell is one of the first to launch a pilot 4G network in Uzbekistan.
In March 2011 Ucell subscribers’ base has exceeded 8 million (according to the local rules on the registration of mobile subscribers in the Republic of Uzbekistan)
Ucell is a part of TeliaSonera group, which provides telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Spain and the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey. Today TeliaSonera operates in 20 countries with a combined population of more than 460 million people. According to calculations at beginning of 2012, the number of subscribers of the companies owned by TeliaSonera was almost 200 million.
On the emerging markets of Eurasia TeliaSonera owns majority holdings of leading mobile operators in Kazakhstan (Kcell), Azerbaijan (Azercell), Georgia (Geocell), Moldova (Moldcell), Tajikistan (Tcell), Uzbekistan (UCell) and Nepal (Ncell). At the same time, TeliaSonera is the largest minority shareholder of OJSC MegaFon in Russia and the Turkcell in Turkey.
Starting from 16th of June, 2011 under the common brand identity of the TeliaSonera companies in Northern Europe and Eurasia, Ucell offers to customers a wide range of products and services, as well as the experience and technical innovation of one of the largest mobile operators in Europe.
Chief Executive Officer of Ucell, Ali Agan, starting September 3, 2012.
In 1995 Mr. Ali Agan received Economics degree in the Faculty of Political Science in Ankara University (Turkey). Once he had passed through Certification Program in Toronto University (Canada) and received MBA degree on Finance in Baltimore University (USA).
Mr. Ali Agan has extensive professional experience in financial and telecommunication sectors in different countries. During 1997-2000 he worked as a Sales Director for AEGON GROUP. Between 2000-2005 years Ali Agan continued his career in BAYINDIR Insurance and BAYINDIR Bank working as Vice- President. He also worked for MEP İLEŞITIM Company during 2005-2008, where he was a CEO and a Board Member of 16 different companies within the Group in five countries. From May 2008 Mr. Ali Agan entered upon Deputy CEO and from January 2009 CEO of Azercell, Mobile Operator of TeliaSonera in Azerbaijan.
Mr. Ali Agan is married and has two daughters. We would also like to mention that Mr. Ali Agan is caring family man, a football fan and a lover of rare works of Art.