IPKO's Timeline

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1999

20th of September
First internet connection (www.cnn.com) from Kosova through Internet Project Kosova
July
The beginning of IPKO, as a humanitarian project, called Internet Project Kosova

2001

Establishment of the company, transfer from a non government organization ipko.org, to IPKO Net Company

2002

Acquirement of the first loan from ProCredit Bank to invest in international backbone for network expansion throughout Kosova.

2004

0.12.2004
IPKO NET receives a loan of 1.65 milion eur from Procredit Bank
24.06.2004
Online platform for insurance companies
12.04.2004
IPKO NET signs an agreement with “Albright Group”
02.02.2004
IPKO NET signs an agreement with Scientific Atlanta Europe

2005

23.09.2005
IPKO NET participates at the information technology trade fair
23.09.2005
KEK and IPKO sign an agreement
12.06.2005
IPKO NET sponsors the concert for liberation day of Prishtina
27.05.2005
IPKO NET opens sales center in Prizren
25.06.2005
IPKO NET supports SOS Kinderdorf

2006

11.09.2006
IPKO NET gets the license for fix telephony
13.06.2006
Slovenian Telecom officially buys IPKO NET
29.05.2006
Slovenian Telecom visits Kosova
28.04.2006
IPKO NET participates in the career fair
31.03.2006
IPKO NET starts expansion of optical fibre

2007

17.12.2007
Marks the launch of mobile telephony with a concert of worldwide known rapper 50 Cent
14.12.2007
IPKO, second GSM operator is launched
13.11.2007
First international call is made from IPKO GSM network
29.10.2007
First call is made, in Kosova, from IPKO GSM network
18.10.2007
IPKO NET opens sales center in Mitrovica
08.08.2007
IPKO NET sponsors Dokufest
10.07.2007
IPKO NET marks 20000th client of DUO service
27.06.2007
IPKO NET chooses Ericsson for network coverage
26.06.2007
IPKO NET opens sales centers in Peja, Gjilan and Ferizaj
22.06.2007
IPKO NET among biggest tax payers
25.05.2007
10000th client of DUO service is marked
27.04.2007
IPKO NET participates at the career fair
06.03.2007
Telecom Slovenia, IPKO NET and Mobitel consortium, sign the contract
21.02.2007
IPKO NET winner of the license for second mobile telephony operator

2008

30.12.2008
IPKO helps families in Malisheva
25.12.2008
IPKO organises a party for New Year
15.12.2008
IPKO celebrates the first anniversary of mobile telephony
11.12.2008
Entertainment with IPKO in 8 cities of Kosova
21.11.2008
IPKO awards with a BMW X3
08.09.2008
IPKO launches new packages of fix telephony and internet
03.09.2008
Digital TV project beggins
05.08.2008
IPKO golden sponsor of Dokufest
29.05.2008
Record achieveing usage and sending of multimedia messages (MMS)
15.04.2008
250.000 thousand SIM cards are sold within the four months of operation
08.04.2008
IPKO applies for cable TV license
31.03.2008
Invitation for public debate
18.03.2008
IPKO opend sales center in Dardania nighborhood
12.02.2008
IPKO with over 40000 DUO clients
14.01.2008
IPKO marks client number 35000 of DUO service

2009

18 December 2009
IPKO presents new general director, Mr. Branko Babic
24 November 2009
IPKO celebrates its 10th anniversary
28th of October 2009
IPKO and Raiffeisen Bank launch prepaid card of famous international brand Visa with partners Better Served Kosovo and RêvEurope.
9th of October 2009
IPKO launches Pay Per View service.
18th of September 2009
IPKO on the occasion of Bayram Holiday rewards all customers by lowering the price of a local SMS at 1 cent for all three operators.
1st of September 2009
IPKO offers DUO package, combination of digital television and internet.
14th of July 2009
IPKO lowers the prices of roaming services with Macedonia for 75%, with customers selecting Cosmofon operator during their stay in Macedonia.
1st of July 2009
IPKO applies the lowered tariffs of European Union, by paying the same price for mobile telephony services with IPKO during the stay in one of the European Union countries.
12th of June 2009
IPKO launches the most attractive offer in the market “Super Circle”, where customers can talk to 10 persons in the circle for 1 cent a minute.
28th of May 2009
IPKO launches TRIO package, the combination of internet, digital television and fix telephony.
15th of May 2009
IPKO launches innovative product Fillo 10 for mobile telephony, where consumers are charged for calls and not for the minutes.
29th of April 2009
IPKO spreads in the whole country with new store and authorized distributors.
08.04.2009
Brings the famous Latino American band “Pasion De Buena Vista” in Mitrovica
31.03.2009
IPKO shuts down analogue transmission
16.03.2009
Launches the Digital Television service
09.03.2009
IPKO opens entertaining and informative portal for everyone (www/ipko.net)
19.02.2009
IPKO repairs the yard of “A.Z.Çajupi” school in Mitrovica
16.02.2009
Magnificent fireworks and entertaiment for children, for independence day
09.02.2009
IPKO opens super center of sales and business in Prishtina
27.01.2009
IPKO covers with its network main turist parts of Kosova

2010

23 december 2010
IPKO and Digitalb launch High Definition TV channels
05 November, 2010
IPKO: Digital TV prices for businesses, up to 60 percent cheaper
03 October, 2010
IPKO lowers roaming prices again for EU and Macedonia
15 September, 2010
IPKO offers free access on Facebook.com®
07 September, 2010
IPKO’S offer reduces prices of mobile telephony for within and outside network
13 July, 2010
IPKO lowers roaming and gprs prices, as well as offers bonus for every mobile phone refill
07 May, 2010
IPKO discounts its prices of digital television packages

2011

09 December, 2011
IPKO: CALLS TOWARD MOBILE OPERATORS IN SWITZERLAND, ONLY 18 CENTS
16 November, 2011
Pay 60€ refill and win another 60€, via Starcard
26 October, 2011
“Quatro” package provides all telecommunication services in one single place
18 October, 2011
IPKO: business packages, combined with mobile telephony, fixed telephony, Internet and smart mobile phones
18 September, 2011
More benefits for IPKO clients and their friends
15 September, 2011
All IPKO clients now have multiply faster internet, without limitations and without any additional cost
16 August, 2011
IPKO uses the social network – Facebook, to help children with Down syndrome
13 July, 2011
IPKO supports the documentary film festival-Dokufest, the jubilee edition
11 July, 2011
IPKO applies the “euro-tariff”, once again reducing roaming prices for 27 EU countries
04 July, 2011
IPKO reduces roaming prices for Albania, Montenegro and Croatia, up to 40 percent
08 June, 2011
IPKO updates its image, with a new vision of the company
20 May, 2011
IPKO, “FLAT” 8.5 cents for calls toward all mobile operators in Kosovo
15 May, 2011
IPKO presents the package containing national SMSs and minutes, mms, gprs, and smart mobile phones Nokia, HTC and Samsung
08 March, 2011
Less than a month time for registration of IPKO mobile numbers
15 February, 2011
IPKO: free of charge calls for one month, with the preferred number
07 February, 2011
Telekom Slovenije appoints Robert Erzin in the position of Chief Executive Director in IPKO
24 January, 2011
IPKO registers the first 60 thousand clients of mobile telephony

2012

19 December, 2012
IPKO increases again the Internet speed, with no price change
10 December, 2012
IPKO distributes 13 million “PIKA” to loyal clients, enabling the conversion of “PIKA” into products
21 November, 2012
IPKO: 100 days of communication without borders between Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia
16 November, 2012
Hej! enables users to reward themselves and their friends with free communication
27 July, 2012
IPKO speeds up Kosovo with Internet, offering 80mbps packages
06 July, 2012
IPKO welcomes new clients with 1000 minutes, SMSs or MB
03 July, 2012
IPKO upgrades Internet throughout Kosovo, simplifying access
13 June, 2012
Hej! does not wait, it increases the client base and mobile traffic
16 May, 2012
IPKO launches the platform for the youth – the trademark “HEJ! PSE PO PRET?” (“Hej! What are you waiting for?”)
24 April, 2012
IPKO rewards its loyal clients, launching the ‘IPKO PIKA’ program
14 March, 2012
IPKO presents the new design of its official website
05 January, 2012
IPKO has the most stable network, even during holidays
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2013

26 December, 2013
IPKO enhances 3G network coverage and presents a high level of Internet use on mobile devices
13 December, 2013
IPKO launches new monthly packages containing national minutes and SMSs, as well as 3G internet bonus
01 December, 2013
IPKO brings 3G, the fastest mobile internet, for the first time in Kosovo
07 November, 2013
Every week IPKO rewards its clients with 140 smart mobile phones
27 September, 2013
IPKO with a new tariff for calls toward any operator in Kosovo
03 September, 2013
Calls from Switzerland by 50% cheaper
05 July, 2013
IPKO: Communicate free of charge with friends and family during this summer
26 June, 2013
IPKO, the first company enabling Kosovars to make online payments
05 June, 2013
IPKO introduces the new version of TVim, removing the restrictions, adding new channels to the platform
29 May, 2013
IPKO celebrates 500,000 users on its mobile network, and its general business growth
12 February, 2013
IPKO expands the “PIKA” program, rewarding now even the clients of fixed services