Ukraine’s mobile market is highly competitive due to a number of mobile operators offering services via GSM, CDMA and WCDMA/HSDPA networks. Mobile broadband services present the next growth opportunity given the saturated mobile voice market although the major GSM operators are hampered by lack of licences to offer 3G services. Into this market opportunity has stepped Ukraine’s CDMA operators, which initially offered fixed-line services but have since moved into the mobile market, launching mobile broadband services. Ukraine is also home to a nascent mobile content and applications market, with future growth largely dependent on mobile data uptake. This report presents a concise overview of Ukraine’s mobile market in 2011, offering a variety of statistics, profiles of key players, mobile technologies used, industry developments and industry analysis.
Epic Services Ukraine planning sale of TriMob; Kyivstar sells redundant Beeline mobile infrastructure; government and military finalise plan to release a 100MHz block of spectrum in the 2.1GHz band for auction; ITC/Velton Telecom close down mobile service; Astelit awarded 800MHz licenses in all 27 regions; CDMA refarming leads to MNO moves to share infrastructure; more operators apply for CDMA-450 licenses; First Investment Alliance with licensed in the 1980MHz-2000MHz band; regulator market data for 2011; State Statistics data to October 2012; telcos’ operating and financial data to September 2012; market developments to February 2012.
Companies covered in this report include:
Kyivstar, Ukrainian Radio Systems, Astelit, MTS Ukraine, Ukrtelecom, Beeline, Golden Telecom.