Unitel was founded in 1996 and started its commercial activity on September 25, 1997. On February 9, 2006, Unitel LLC became part of VimpelCom, which is one of the largest mobile operators in Russia and CIS countries. Since September 12, 2006, Unitel LLC provides services under the Beeline trademark. In December 2, 2008, Unitel was the first company in Uzbekistan to announce the commercial launch of the 3G network.
Buzton Joint Venture was founded in 1995. In the first phase the company’s main activity focused on international, national and local digital telephone services. Since 2000, the company expanded its activity on the telecommunications market, starting to provide data services and Internet access. In 2008, Buzton JV became part of VimpelCom.