Ukraine - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Publication Overview

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Ukraine’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the fixed-line, mobile and broadband sectors. Subjects include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  • Facts, figures and statistics;
  • Industry and regulatory issues;
  • Infrastructure developments;
  • Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU, MoU;
  • Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
  • Broadband (FttP, DSL, cable, wireless);
  • Mobile subscribers and ARPU;
  • Broadband market forecasts;
  • Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
  • Market liberalisation and industry issues;
  • Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences;
  • Mobile technologies (GSM; 3G, HSPA, LTE, 5G).

Researcher:- Henry Lancaster

Current publication date:- February 2019 (17th Edition)

Executive Summary

Ukraine’s mobile operators open up potential of IoT services

Ukraine’s telecoms market has attracted investors from Turkey and Russia and although there remain considerable difficulties resulting from the annexation of Crimea from Russia and continuing unrest In eastern regions, the country has emerged from the severe recession of 2015 and 2016 and this is reflected in improving revenue growth for telcos.

The sizeable broadband market enjoys effective cross-platform competition. DSL remains an important platform though by the end of 2019 it is expected to have been eclipsed by fibre following efforts by operators to build networks based on FttP. Wireless platforms such as Wi-Fi and WiMAX exist on a smaller scale and there is ongoing investment aimed at delivering a national wireless network. A number of wireless broadband licensees have also had their concessions extended to 2025, which will provide greater certainty in investment decisions.

The competitive mobile market is dominated by the three network operators Vodafone Ukraine (owned by MTS and using the Vodafone brand name), Kyivstar (owned by VEON) and Lifecell (owned by Turkcell). These dominant providers have effectively stymied the development of the MVNO sector by promoting their own low-cost subsidiaries. As a result, the MVNO market remains underdeveloped and few operators have been licensed thus far. Nevertheless, in coming years a gap in the low-cost segment may provide the opportunity for MVNOs to thrive.

Mobile broadband services present a significant growth opportunity. Significant investment has been made in extending 3G infrastructure, while operators have more recently concentrated on LTE. Spectrum in the 2600MHz and 1800MHz bands were auctioned in 2018and all three MNOs promptly launched LTE services.

This report provides an overview of Ukraine’s telecom market, including profiles of the major operators, a review of telecom network infrastructure, regulatory measures, and emerging network developments. The report also reviews the mobile market, offering a range of statistics as well as assessments on the key players and technology deployments. In addition the report covers the fixed-and fixed-wireless broadband segments, including subscribers forecasts.

Key developments:

  • Legal amendments to Telecoms Law widen regulator’s powers;
  • Fixed lines in service continue to decline;
  • Fixed-line and mobile providers team up to offer bundled services;
  • Lifecell and Vodafone launch NB-IoT services;
  • Ukrtelecom extends fibre-based services to additional communities;
  • Aero extends WiMAX licence to 2025;
  • Report update includes the regulator market data, State Statistics data to December 2018, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Ukrtelecom, Kyivstar (Beeline), Datagroup, Eurotranstelecom, Vega, Velton Telecom, Intertelecom, ITC, Telesystems, Golden Telecom, PAN Wireless, Volia Cable, Ukrainian Radio Systems, Lifecell (Astelit), Vodafone Ukraine (MTS)

Henry Lancaster
February 2019

Table of Contents

  • Key statistics

    • Country overview
  • Telecommunications market

  • Regulatory environment

    • Law of Ukraine on Telecommunications
    • Regulatory authority
    • Government policies
      • Privatisation
      • Interconnection
      • Carrier selection and carrier preselection
      • Number Portability (NP)
      • Licensing
      • Network access
  • Fixed network operators

    • Introduction
    • Ukrtelecom
    • Datagroup
    • Eurotranstelecom
    • Kyivstar
    • Vega
    • Wireless Local Loop (WLL) operators
      • Velton Telecom
      • Intertelecom
      • International Telecommunication Company (ITC)/CDMA Ukraine
      • Telesystems of Ukraine/PEOPLEnet
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • Overview of the national telecom network
      • Ukrtelecom
      • Datagroup
      • Eurotranstelecom
      • Kyivstar
      • Vega
    • International infrastructure
    • Data centres
  • Broadband market

    • Fixed broadband market
      • Introduction and statistical overview
      • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
      • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
      • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • Other fixed broadband services
      • Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
  • Digital economy

    • E-Health
  • Mobile communications

    • Market analysis
    • Mobile statistics
      • General statistics
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 5G
      • 4G (LTE)
      • 3G
      • GSM
      • Other infrastructure developments
      • Mobile data
      • Mobile broadband
    • Regulatory issues
      • Licences
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • Major mobile operators
      • Vodafone Ukraine (MTS Ukraine)
      • Kyivstar
      • Lifecell (Astelit)
      • Ukrtelecom (Utel/TriMob)
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • Mobile content and applications
      • m-banking

List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities – Ukraine – 2018 (e)
  • Table 2 – Telecom services revenue by sector – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 3 – Ukrtelecom financial data – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 4 – Ukrtelecom broadband and fixed-line subscribers – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Datagroup subscribers by type (historic) – 2010 – 2012
  • Table 6 – Datagroup financial data (historic) – 2010 – 2012
  • Table 7 – Kyivstar financial data – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 8 – Kyivstar financial data by sector – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 9 – Kyivstar financial data (UAH) – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 10 – Kyivstar revenue by sector (UAH) – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 11 – Kyivstar subscribers by sector– 2007 – 2018
  • Table 12 – Public payphones in service – 2014 – 2009
  • Table 13 – Historic - Fixed lines in service - 1995 – 2009
  • Table 14 – Fixed lines in service - 2010 – 2018
  • Table 15 – International bandwidth - 2004 – 2016
  • Table 16 – Internet access revenue – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 17 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 – 2009
  • Table 18 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 19 – Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 20 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Table 21 – Cable broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 22 – Ukrtelecom broadband subscribers – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 23 – Kyivstar broadband subscribers – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 24 – Kyivstar broadband revenue – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 25 – Kyivstar broadband ARPU – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 26 – DSL broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 27 – Kyivstar FttB subscribers – 2010 – 2013
  • Table 28 – Kyivstar FttB revenue – 2011 – 2013
  • Table 29 – Fibre broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 30 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 – 2009
  • Table 31 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 – 2019
  • Table 32 – Total mobile market revenue – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 33 – Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2010 – 2019
  • Table 34 – Vodafone Ukraine subscribers – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 35 – Vodafone Ukraine revenue – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 36 – Vodafone Ukraine Value Added Service revenue – 2007 – 2015
  • Table 37 – Vodafone Ukraine annualised ARPU – 2004 – 2015
  • Table 38 – Kyivstar mobile revenue ($)– 2007 – 2018
  • Table 39 – Kyivstar mobile revenue (UAH) – 2015 – 2018
  • Table 40 – Kyivstar ARPU – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 41 – Kyivstar subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 42 – Lifecell subscribers – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 43 – Lifecell active subscribers – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 44 – Lifecell financial data ($) – 2007 – 2015
  • Table 45 – Lifecell financial data (Turkish Lira) – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 46 – Lifecell financial data (UAH) – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 47 – TriMob subscribers – 2010 – 2013

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Telecom revenue by sector– 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Ukrtelecom financial data – 2008 – 2017
  • Chart 3 – Kyivstar financial data – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Kyivstar financial data – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Fixed lines in service - 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Internet access revenue – 2012 – 2018
  • Chart 7 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2002 – 2018
  • Chart 8 – Fixed-line broadband and penetration rate – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 9 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2019
  • Chart 10 – Vodafone Ukraine revenue – 2004 – 2018
  • Chart 11 – Kyivstar mobile revenue (UAH) – 2015 – 2018
  • Chart 12 – Lifecell financial data (UAH) – 2014 – 2018

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