VEON intends to optimize its assets in those markets that do not meet the criteria in which the company wants to develop, said Kaan Terzioglu, CEO of the company. Among the criteria are: a large population, low level of 4G network penetration and financial, entertainment and educational services. Kaan Terzioglu did not specify which markets he was referring to. Currently, VEON operates in Russia, Ukraine, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.