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Ukraine - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Ukraine - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Ukraine's telecoms market has attracted investors from Turkey and Russia and although there remain considerable difficulties resulting from the annexation of Crimea from Russia and continuing unrest In eastern regions, the country has emerged from the severe recession of 2015 and 2016 and this is reflected in improving revenue growth for telcos.

The sizeable broadband market enjoys effective cross-platform competition. DSL remains an important platform though by the end of 2019 it is expected to have been eclipsed by fibre following efforts by operators to build networks based on FttP. Wireless platforms such as Wi-Fi and WiMAX exist on a smaller scale and there is ongoing investment aimed at delivering a national wireless network. A number of wireless broadband licensees have also had their concessions extended to 2025, which will provide greater certainty in investment decisions.

The competitive mobile market is dominated by the three network operators Vodafone Ukraine (owned by MTS and using the Vodafone brand name), Kyivstar (owned by VEON) and Lifecell (owned by Turkcell). These dominant providers have effectively stymied the development of the MVNO sector by promoting their own low-cost subsidiaries. As a result, the MVNO market remains underdeveloped and few operators have been licensed thus far. Nevertheless, in coming years a gap in the low-cost segment may provide the opportunity for MVNOs to thrive.

Mobile broadband services present a significant growth opportunity. Significant investment has been made in extending 3G infrastructure, while operators have more recently concentrated on LTE. Spectrum in the 2600MHz and 1800MHz bands were auctioned in 2018and all three MNOs promptly launched LTE 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. The report also reviews the mobile market, offering a range of statistics as well as assessments on the key players and technology deployments. In addition the report covers the fixed-and fixed-wireless broadband segments, including subscribers forecasts.

Key developments:

Legal amendments to Telecoms Law widen regulator's powers;
Fixed lines in service continue to decline;
Fixed-line and mobile providers team up to offer bundled services;
Lifecell and Vodafone launch NB-IoT services;
Ukrtelecom extends fibre-based services to additional communities;
Aero extends WiMAX licence to 2025;
Report update includes the regulator market data, State Statistics data to December 2018, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Ukrtelecom, Kyivstar (Beeline), Datagroup, Eurotranstelecom, Vega, Velton Telecom, Intertelecom, ITC, Telesystems, Golden Telecom, PAN Wireless, Volia Cable, Ukrainian Radio Systems, Lifecell (Astelit), Vodafone Ukraine (MTS)


  • Executive Summary
  • Key statistics
    • Table Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities – Ukraine – 2018 (e)
    • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
  • Telecommunications market
    • Table Telecom services revenue by sector – 2006 – 2018
  • Regulatory environment
    • LAW OF UKRAINE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • GOVERNMENT POLICIES
      • Privatisation
      • Interconnection
      • Carrier selection and carrier preselection
      • Number Portability (NP)
      • Licensing
      • Network access
  • Fixed network operators
    • INTRODUCTION
    • UKRTELECOM
      • Table Ukrtelecom financial data – 2008 – 2018
      • Table Ukrtelecom broadband and fixed-line subscribers – 2012 – 2018
    • DATAGROUP
      • Table Datagroup subscribers by type (historic) – 2010 – 2012
      • Table Datagroup financial data (historic) – 2010 – 2012
    • EUROTRANSTELECOM
    • KYIVSTAR
      • Table Kyivstar financial data – 2007 – 2018
      • Table Kyivstar financial data by sector – 2007 – 2018
      • Table Kyivstar financial data (UAH) – 2012 – 2018
      • Table Kyivstar revenue by sector (UAH) – 2012 – 2018
      • Table Kyivstar subscribers by sector– 2007 – 2018
    • VEGA
    • WIRELESS LOCAL LOOP (WLL) OPERATORS
      • Velton Telecom
      • Intertelecom
      • International Telecommunication Company (ITC)/CDMA Ukraine
      • Telesystems of Ukraine/PEOPLEnet
  • Telecommunications infrastructure
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Public payphones in service – 2014 – 2009
      • Table Historic - Fixed lines in service - 1995 – 2009
      • Table Fixed lines in service - 2010 – 2018
      • Ukrtelecom
      • Datagroup
      • Eurotranstelecom
      • Kyivstar
      • Vega
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Table International bandwidth - 2004 – 2016
    • DATA CENTRES
  • Broadband market
    • FIXED BROADBAND MARKET
      • Introduction and statistical overview
        • Table Internet access revenue – 2012 – 2018
        • Table Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 – 2009
        • Table Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 – 2018
        • Table Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2018
        • Table Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
      • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
        • Table Cable broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
      • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
        • Table Ukrtelecom broadband subscribers – 2011 – 2018
        • Table Kyivstar broadband subscribers – 2008 – 2018
        • Table Kyivstar broadband revenue – 2012 – 2018
        • Table Kyivstar broadband ARPU – 2011 – 2018
        • Table DSL broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
      • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
        • Table Kyivstar FttB subscribers – 2010 – 2013
        • Table Kyivstar FttB revenue – 2011 – 2013
        • Table Fibre broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
  • Digital economy
    • E-HEALTH
  • Mobile communications
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics
        • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 – 2009
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 – 2019
        • Table Total mobile market revenue – 2006 – 2018
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • 5G
      • 4G (LTE)
      • 3G
      • GSM
      • Other infrastructure developments
      • Mobile data
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2010 – 2019
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Licences
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Vodafone Ukraine (MTS Ukraine)
        • Table Vodafone Ukraine subscribers – 2004 – 2018
        • Table Vodafone Ukraine revenue – 2004 – 2018
        • Table Vodafone Ukraine Value Added Service revenue – 2007 – 2015
        • Table Vodafone Ukraine annualised ARPU – 2004 – 2015
      • Kyivstar
        • Table Kyivstar mobile revenue ($)– 2007 – 2018
        • Table Kyivstar mobile revenue (UAH) – 2015 – 2018
        • Table Kyivstar ARPU – 2007 – 2018
        • Table Kyivstar subscribers – 2007 – 2018
      • Lifecell (Astelit)
        • Table Lifecell subscribers – 2008 – 2018
        • Table Lifecell active subscribers – 2013 – 2018
        • Table Lifecell financial data ($) – 2007 – 2015
        • Table Lifecell financial data (Turkish Lira) – 2013 – 2018
        • Table Lifecell financial data (UAH) – 2014 – 2018
      • Ukrtelecom (Utel/TriMob)
        • Table TriMob subscribers – 2010 – 2013
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • m-banking

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