Ukraine possesses a sizeable broadband market, with effective cross-platform competition. DSL dominates access, though cable is also available while there has been considerable investment in FttH and FttB in recent quarters. LAN and wireless platforms such as WiFi and WiMAX exist on a smaller scale. Digital TV is accessible from the cable and satellite platforms, while the DTTV platform has progressed though not without controversy in the selection of broadcasters. This report offers a concise overview of Ukraine’s broadband and digital media sectors, covering major players, market developments and a wide range of statistics.
National Council Radio and TV Broadcasting plans to retender regional DTT frequencies; Volia launches 150Mb/s cable broadband service and bundled TV package; UBG secures capacity on ASTRA satellite for DTH pay-TV offering; two new satellite platforms prepare to launch; Volia reports 500,000 broadband subscribers; Kyivstar’s ‘Home Internet’ fibre network extended to 70 cities; Ukrtelecom registers trade names for FttH offerings; Russian DTH platform Tricolor TV set to launch in Ukraine; Ukrtelecom gears up for FttH launch; regulator subsidises up to one million STBs to encourage DTTV take-up; regulator market data for 2011; State Statistical data to October 2012; telcos’ operating and financial data to September 2012; market developments to March 2013.
Companies covered in this report include:
Golden Telecom, PAN Wireless, Volia Cable, Ukrtelecom, VimpelCom