In January 2010, the number of subscribers of Ukrainian mobile-telephone operators rose by 0.09% or 50,000 to 55.370 million, compared to December.
cdma2The number of CDMA subscribers in Ukraine at the end of October 2009 increased by 2.6% compared with September 2009 and amounted to 1, 038,242, according to a report by IKS-Consulting.
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.