Ukraine’s second largest mobile operator Ukrainian Mobile Communications, or UMC, plans to launch a CDMA-450 mobile network into commercial operations by July, UMC’s General Director Adam Voyatski told Prime-Tass late Thursday.
Ukraine’s second largest mobile operator Ukrainian Mobile Communications, or UMC, has ceased providing mobile services in the NMT-450 standard, the company said in a press release Monday.
Ukraine’s mobile market continued to boom in the first half of this year, though the mobile subscriber base is unlikely to double as it did in 2005, analysts said. Mobile operators are trying to attract customers who spend less, as well as people who want to use several SIM cards. Ukraine?s market may reach 100% SIM-card penetration in 2007 as a result but the ARPU is likely to fall. The boom is coming to and end, analysts said.