MTS Ukraine, a Ukrainian mobile operator owned by Mobile Telesystems, is taking to building a nationwide MTS Wi-Fi network. Pyxus-2006 was picked up in an open tender as a contractor for this project.
Turkish telco, Turkcell says that it is to guarantee a US$75 million loan being signed by its Dutch subsidiary, Financell to fund network expansion by Astelit – a mobile network in Ukraine. The financing will be used for the products and services that will be purchased from Ericsson AB and Ericsson Ukraine for Astelit LLC’s 2G infrastructure investments.
The consulting company IDC has said that the Ukrainian IT market failed to achieve the planned 30% growth due to the financial crisis. Instead it grew 7% in 2008 up to 3.8 billion dollars.
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Dmytry Hryshchuk is founder of a broadband Internet provider in Kyiv that is building its own infrastructure independent of state monopoly Ukrtelcom.
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.