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.
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 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.