The Kyivstar telecommunication operator (Kyiv) from April 11 raises the cost of mobile internet by 16.67% or UAH 1 and UAH 2 to UAH 6 and UAH 12 a Mb of data.
For the clients of prepaid and contract forms of servicing the cost of the ‘Customary access to the internet network under the GPRS and EDGE technology’ service one megabyte of data will cost UAH 6 (now UAH 5), for the ‘WAP access to the internet network under the GPRS and EDGE technology’ service one megabyte of data will cost UAH 12 (now UAH 10).
The statement also says that the cost of mobile internet for the clients changes in all the tariffs expect for: Economy, L, Internet 3G, Absolutely Unlimited (for contract-bound subscribers), Internet, Djuice Internet, Djuice Unlim + Music, Bomba, Health Resort (for prepaid service users).
On October 5, 2009, Altimo (Russia) and Telenor (Norway) agreed to merge Kyivstar and VimpelCom to create a new cellular communications operator, VimpelCom Ltd. (Bermuda islands), to provide integrated cellular communications services in Russia, Ukraine, and other member-countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as in Georgia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
Kyivstar and Beeline intend to complete their merger by 2014.