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Ukraine - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses


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Ukraine - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Ukraine's telecoms market is supported by a population of almost 46 million. National telecom infrastructure is being modernised through considerable investment in both the mobile and fixed-broadband sectors. Competition is provided from a number of alternative operators. Wireless local loop and fibre operators are active, and although the incumbent Ukrtelecom remains the dominant player, the regulatory environment is likely to improve further following the sale of Ukrtelecom to the local conglomerate SCM Group. In addition, Ukraine's telecom market has attracted investors from Turkey and Russia. The political tension which erupted in late 2013, and which continues, has brought focus to the vulnerability of the national telecom network, parts of which have been subjected to vandalism. In addition, telcos operating in Crimea, annexed by Russia, left the peninsular after their licences were made over to Russian firms. The telecom regulator now assesses market statistics, including revenue, excluding data from Crimea and the separately administered city of Sevastopol. Continuing political and military difficulties in the country's eastern provinces have rendered it difficult for telcos to maintain network upgrades and services.

This report provides an overview of Ukraine's telecom market, including profiles of the major operators, a review of telecom network infrastructure, regulatory measures, and emerging network developments.

Key developments:

Ukrtelecom begins three-year network upgrade project with Huawei, secures renewal of its local telephony licence; new cable to Crimean peninsula becomes operational; MTS and Volia end services to Crimea; DREAM cable linking Ukraine to Germany and China opens for commercial traffic; Ukrtelecom sold to SCM Group for $1 billion; telecom revenue growth returns in 2015; legal amendments to Telecoms Law widens regulator's powers; legislation approved to encourage network sharing; number of fixed lines dips below nine million; report update includes the regulator market data, State Statistics data to January 2016, telcos' operating and financial data to Q4 2015, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Ukrtelecom, Datagroup, Eurotranstelecom, Beeline, Vega, Velton Telecom, Intertelecom, ITC, Telesystems.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Law of Ukraine on Telecommunications
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.2.1 National Commission for Communications Regulation (NCCR)
5.3 Government policies
5.3.1 Privatisation
5.3.2 Interconnection
5.3.3 Carrier selection and carrier preselection
5.3.4 Number Portability (NP)
5.3.5 Licensing
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Ukrtelecom
6.3 Datagroup
6.4 Eurotranstelecom
6.5 Kyivstar (VimpelCom)
6.6 Vega
6.7 Wireless Local Loop (WLL) operators
6.7.1 Velton Telecom
6.7.2 Intertelecom
6.7.3 International Telecommunication Company (ITC)/CDMA Ukraine
6.7.4 Telesystems of Ukraine/PEOPLEnet
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.1.1 Ukrtelecom
7.1.2 Datagroup
7.1.3 Eurotranstelecom
7.1.4 Kyivstar
7.1.5 Vega
7.2 International infrastructure
7.3 Data centres
7.4 Telecoms and IT
8. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2015 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2015 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2015
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2015 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2015 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Telecom services revenue by sector 2006 - 2015
Table 8 Telecom revenue 2013 - 2015
Table 9 Ukrtelecom financial data 2008 - 2015
Table 10 Ukrtelecom broadband and fixed-line subscribers 2012 - 2015
Table 11 Datagroup subscribers by type (historic) 2010 - 2012
Table 12 Datagroup financial data (historic) 2010 - 2012
Table 13 VimpelCom (Ukraine) financial data 2007 - 2015
Table 14 VimpelCom (Ukraine) financial data by sector 2007 - 2015
Table 15 VimpelCom (Ukraine) revenue by sector (UAH) 2012 - 2015
Table 16 VimpelCom (Ukraine) financial data (UAH) 2012 - 2015
Table 17 VimpelCom (Ukraine) subscribers by sector 2007 - 2015
Table 18 Intertelecom subscribers (historic) 2005; 2007 - 2009; 2011 - 2012
Table 19 PEOPLEnet subscribers (historic) 2007 - 2009
Table 20 Historic - Fixed lines in service - 1995 - 2004
Table 21 Fixed lines in service - 2010 - 2016
Chart 1 Telecom revenue by sector 2006 - 2015
Chart 2 Ukrtelecom financial data 2008 - 2014
Chart 3 VimpelCom (Ukraine) financial data 2007 2015
Chart 4 VimpelCom (Ukraine) financial data 2007 - 2015

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