Kyivstar’s efforts to develop a national broadband internet network in Ukraine are gathering momentum.
According to the company, it connected six more cities – Dneprodzerzhinsk, Lozova Makeevki, Netishyn, Rivne and Chervonohrad – to its FTTB network in the first quarter of this year, bringing the total already served to 43.
Kyivstar customers in the cities are offered internet access of up to 80 Mbps for monthly fees starting at UAH55 (€4.77).
Data produced by iKS-Consulting shows that Kyivstar was one of the top three providers of internet services in Ukraine in 2010, claiming over 292,000 customers. Its FTTB network already serves 22,000 apartment buildings housing 2.3 million families.
Kyivstar is the Ukrainian business unit of Russia’s VimpelCom and was integrated with Beeline-Ukraine in October 2010.