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Ukraine - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Ukraine - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: September 21, 2021
BuddeComm
Content info: 153 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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Ukraine's telecom sector settles on back-office dealings to jolt the market

Despite the Ukraine government announcing grand plans in November 2020 to enable the commercial launch of 5G mobile services by the end of 2021 (including a spectrum auction slated for October), there has been remarkably little evidence of any progress being made towards putting those plans into action. That includes near-radio silence on the details of the supposed forthcoming tender. Growth in the mobile sector is likely to remain stagnant for more time to come, while the market waits for the regulator and the three dominant MNOs to crawl towards making faster and more powerful services available for public consumption.

Most of the action with Ukraine's telecom market has instead taken place behind the lines, with a range of M&A activity resulting in more consolidation or, in the case of Vodafone Ukraine, a role-reversal.

First up was telecommunications service provider Datagroup, which completed its acquisition of cableco Volia in June 2021. The combined entity now operates one of the largest fibre networks in the country, with a reach of more than four million households. Then in August 2021, Vodafone Ukraine reversed its position from 2015 when it had sold its fixed internet and fixed telephony operations in Odessa and Kyiv to Vega. The mobile operator instead acquired 99.9% of Vega, as well as the cableco Cable TV-Finance. In doing so, Vodafone Ukraine broadcast a clear intention to become a quadruple-play provider rather than solely one of the country's three major MNOs.

This report includes the regulator's market data reports and telcos' financial and operating data updates to June 2021, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, an assessment of the global impact of Covid-19 on the telecoms sector, and other recent market developments.

Key developments:

  • The Ukrainian telecoms regulator NCCR reduced the MTR from UAH0.12 per minute to UAH0.08 per minute, effective from October 2020.
  • Kyivstar and Huawei trialled LTE using tri-band Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology in the 900MHz, 1800MHz, and 2600MHz bands, achieving data speeds over 800Mb/s.
  • Vodafone Ukraine launched NB-IoT services in partnership with Danube Freight Company, Liana, and BTK-Tsent Komplekt.
  • All three MNOs (Lifecell, Kyivstar, and Vodafone Ukraine) joined together in an infrastructure sharing agreement to accelerate the deployment of LTE networks into rural areas. All three MNOs are expanding their LTE networks using newly available 900MHz spectrum.
  • Intertelecom has started closing down its CDMA-based wireless services due to its inability to meet the cost of LTE license fees required to proceed with a nationwide deployment.
  • Datagroup announced a $20 million network modernisation program in partnership with Cisco.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Ukrtelecom, Kyivstar, Vodafone Ukraine, Lifecell, Intertelecom, Datagroup, Eurotranstelecom, Vega, Volia Cable, TriMob, Triolan, PEOPLEnet.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Key statistics

Regional European Market Comparison

  • Europe Telecom Maturity Index by tier
    • Market Leaders
    • Market Challengers
    • Market Emergents
  • TMI versus GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration

Country overview

Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market

Regulatory environment

  • Law of Ukraine on Telecommunications
  • Regulatory authority
  • Fixed-line developments
    • Privatisation
    • Network access
    • European Electronic Communications Code
  • Mobile network developments
    • Licences
    • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • Mobile Termination Rate (MTR)

Mobile market

  • Mobile infrastructure
    • 5G
    • 4G (LTE)
    • 3G
    • GSM
    • Other infrastructure developments
    • Mobile broadband
  • Major mobile operators
    • Vodafone Ukraine
    • Kyivstar
    • Lifecell
    • Ukrtelecom (Utel/TriMob)
    • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • Mobile content and applications

Fixed-line broadband market

  • Broadband statistics
    • 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)

Fixed network market

  • Ukrtelecom
  • Datagroup
  • 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

Appendix - Historic data

Glossary of abbreviations

Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 - Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Ukraine - 2021 (e)
  • Table 2 - Telecom services revenue by sector (UAH billion) - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 3 - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 4 - Development of mobile market revenue - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 5 - Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 6 - Change in the number of Vodafone Ukraine's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 7 - Development of Vodafone Ukraine's revenue (UAH billion) - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 8 - Development of Vodafone Ukraine's capex - 2015 - 2021
  • Table 9 - Development of Vodafone Ukraine's annualised mobile ARPU - 2015 - 2021
  • Table 10 - Change in the number of Kyivstar's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2021
  • Table 11 - Development of Kyivstar's mobile revenue (UAH million) - 2012 - 2021
  • Table 12 - Development of Kyivstar's mobile revenue ($million) - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 13 - Change in Kyivstar's mobile ARPU - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 14 - Change in the number of Lifecell's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 15 - Development of Lifecell's financial data (UAH million) - 2013 - 2021
  • Table 16 - Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 17 - Change in the number of Ukrtelecom's broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2020
  • Table 18 - Change in the number of Kyivstar's broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 19 - Development of Kyivstar's broadband revenue - 2012 - 2021
  • Table 20 - Change in Kyivstar's broadband ARPU - 2010 - 2021
  • Table 21 - Change in the number of cable broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2019
  • Table 22 - Change in the number of DSL subscribers - 2009 - 2019
  • Table 23 - Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2019
  • Table 24 - Development of Ukrtelecom's financial data (UAH billion) - 2008 - 2021
  • Table 25 - Ukrtelecom broadband and fixed-line subscribers - 2012 - 2020
  • Table 26 - Development of Kyivstar's financial data (UAH million) - 2010 - 2021
  • Table 27 - Development of Kyivstar's revenue by sector (UAH million) - 2012 - 2021
  • Table 28 - Change in the number of Kyivstar's subscribers by sector (million) - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 29 - Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 30 - Historic - Telecom services revenue by sector (UAH billion) - 2006 - 2010
  • Table 31 - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2010
  • Table 32 - Historic - Vodafone Ukraine Value Added Service revenue (UAH million) - 2007 - 2015
  • Table 33 - Historic - Vodafone Ukraine subscribers - 2004 - 2010
  • Table 34 - Historic - Vodafone Ukraine revenue (UAH billion) - 2004 - 2010
  • Table 35 - Historic - Vodafone Ukraine annualised ARPU - 2004 - 2010
  • Table 36 - Historic - Kyivstar mobile revenue ($) - 2007 - 2010
  • Table 37 - Historic - Kyivstar ARPU - 2007 - 2010
  • Table 38 - Historic - Kyivstar subscribers - 2007 - 2010
  • Table 39 - Historic - Lifecell subscribers - 2008 - 2010
  • Table 40 - Historic - Lifecell financial data ($ million) - 2007 - 2010
  • Table 41 - Historic - TriMob subscribers - 2010 - 2013
  • Table 42 - Historic - Internet users and penetration rate - 1999 - 2010
  • Table 43 - Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2010
  • Table 44 - Historic - Kyivstar FttB subscribers - 2010 - 2012
  • Table 45 - Historic - Kyivstar FttB revenue - 2011 - 2013
  • Table 46 - Historic - Datagroup subscribers by type - 2010 - 2012
  • Table 47 - Historic - Datagroup financial data (historic) - 2009 - 2012
  • Table 48 - Historic - Kyivstar financial data - 2007 - 2010
  • Table 49 - Historic - Kyivstar financial data by sector - 2007 - 2010
  • Table 50 - Historic - Kyivstar subscribers by sector - 2007 - 2010
  • Table 51 - Historic - International bandwidth - 2004 - 2017
  • Table 52 - Historic - Fixed lines in service - 1995 - 2010

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 - Europe Telecoms Maturity Index - Market Leaders (top tier)
  • Chart 2 - Europe Telecoms Maturity Index - Market Challengers (middle tier)
  • Chart 3 - Europe Telecoms Maturity Index - Market Emergents (bottom tier)
  • Chart 4 - Overall view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 5 - Europe - mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 6 - Scandinavia and Baltics - mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 7 - Northern Europe - mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 8 - Southern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 9 - Eastern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 10 - Scandinavia and Baltics fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 11 - Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 12 - Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 13 - Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 14 - Telecom revenue by sector - 2011 - 2021
  • Chart 15 - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 16 - Development of mobile market revenue - 2011 - 2021
  • Chart 17 - Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 18 - Change in the number of Vodafone Ukraine's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2021
  • Chart 19 - Development of Vodafone Ukraine's revenue (UAH billion) - 2011 - 2021
  • Chart 20 - Development of Vodafone Ukraine's capex - 2015 - 2021
  • Chart 21 - Development of Vodafone Ukraine's annualised mobile ARPU - 2015 - 2021
  • Chart 22 - Change in the number of Kyivstar's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2021
  • Chart 23 - Development of Kyivstar's mobile revenue (UAH million) - 2012 - 2021
  • Chart 24 - Development of Kyivstar's mobile revenue ($) - 2011 - 2021
  • Chart 25 - Lifecell financial data (UAH million) - 2013 - 2021
  • Chart 26 - Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 27 - Change in the number of Kyivstar's broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2021
  • Chart 28 - Development of Ukrtelecom's financial data (UAH billion) - 2008 - 2021
  • Chart 29 - Development of Kyivstar's financial data (UAH million) - 2010 - 2021
  • Chart 30 - Development of Kyivstar's revenue by sector (UAH million) - 2012 - 2021
  • Chart 31 - Change in the number of Kyivstar's subscribers by sector - 2011 - 2021
  • Chart 32 - Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2011 - 2021

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 - Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment