Number of Subscribers to Fixed-Line Telephone Services 0.06% Up to 12.3 Million

The number of subscribers to fixed-line telephone services rose by 0.06% or 7,000 to 12.346 million in April-June.

The State Statistics Committee announced this in a statement, a text of which Ukrainian News obtained.

The number of home telephone devices totaled 10.194 million or about 82.6% of all telephone devices.

In the second quarter of 2010, the number of telephone devices in the municipal telephone network totaled 10.704 million that is a 0.08% increase, compared with the first quarter of 2010.

Out of these, 8.689 million were home telephones.

The number of telephone devices in the rural areas fell by 0.1% to 1.642 million in the second quarter, including 1.505 million home telephones.

Kyiv has the largest number of telephone devices: 1.560 million or 12.6% of the total number in Ukraine.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the number of subscribers to fixed-line telephone services fell by 0.2% or 23,000 to 12.339 million in January-March (according to the refined data of the State Statistics Committee, number of subscribers to fixed-line telephone services made up 12.362 million in the fourth quarter of 2009).

According to the refined data of the State Statistics Committee, in 2009, the number of subscribers to fixed-line telephone services fell by 1% or 128,000 to 12.362 million.

Ukrtelecom, Ukraine’s largest telecommunications company, has a 78% share of the fixed-line telephone market in Ukraine, providing services to over 10.1 million subscribers.

The other major players on the market — the Optima Telecom and Farlep companies — provide services to about 700,000 subscribers and jointly control 8% of the market.

The Golden Telecom company controls about 4% of the fixed-line telephone market and provide services to more than 110,000 phone-lines.

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