Telecoms news from Ukraine
Nokia today announced that its Location & Commerce business has updated the NAVTEQ Map for the UK, Poland and Ukraine to help sports fans travelling to the major European events this summer ...more.
Ukrainian telco, Ukrtelecom has confirmed plans to sell off its mobile network subsidiary, Utel. The funds will be used to improve the company's landline network and broadband internet services. ...more.
Russia based mobile network,VimpelCom has reported a 22% rise in its fourth-fiscal quarter revenues to US$2.8 billion, while net profit jumped by 63% to US$461.2 million. ...more.
The Ukrainian government has sold the state-owned telecoms network, Ukrtelecom for US$1.3 billion to an Austrian private equity firm. ...more.
A crocodile is facing an operation after it swallowed a mobile phone that was accidentally dropped into the enclosure by a tourist. ...more.
The Ukrainian Anti-Monopoly Committee has confirmed its prior approval of the transaction to combine VimpelCom and Kyivstar GSM into a single holding company. ...more.
The Ukrainian government has announced plans to sell the entire of its 93% holding in the landline monopoly operator, UkrTelecom. ...more.
Ukraine based mobile WiMAX network, Intellecom has signed a contract for Samsung to supply Mobile WiMAX solutions for the expansion of its network. ...more.
Ukraine's Anti-Monopoly Committee has started an investigation into Russia's Altimo Holdings after it reportedly failed to supply requested information about the scope of its investments in the country. ...more.
Alcatel-Lucent and Ukrainian Television and Radio Company ETHER announced they have successfully completed field tests that demonstrated for the first time ever in a live network the viability of the DVB-SH format using the UHF band ...more.
The Ukrainian Antimonopoly Committee has decided to review the planned merger of Russia's Alfa-Group and Telenor's mobile network investments in the country, citing concerns over market share and radio spectrum allocation. ...more.
The Ukrainian telecoms regulator, National Communications Regulatory Commission of Ukraine has cancelled the planned 3G license auction. ...more.
The Ukrainean mobile network operator, Life has reported that its Q3 2009 revenue grew by around 8.5% comparing to previous quarter and reached US$93.2 million. Life's revenue in US dollars declined by 27.1% compared to a year ago mainly due to the depreciation of the local currency against the US$. ...more.
The plans to sell a 3G license in Ukraine has been called into question after Ukraine's president overturned a decision to transfer parts of the radio spectrum controlled by the military for mobile phone network use. ...more.
Telenor and Russia's Altimo have found a route out of their persistent battles over their Russian and Ukrainian assets and have announced plans to common assets in VimpelCom and Kyivstar to create a single company. ...more.
The Ukrainian telecoms regulator, the National Communications Regulatory Commission (NCRC) has announced plans to sell a single 3G license later this year. ...more.
ZTE says that it has won a WiMAX deployment contract in Ukraine from Icon Private Equity's portfolio company, Ukraine High Technologies (UHT). ...more.
Turkish telco, Turkcell says that it is to guarantee a US$75 million loan being signed by its Dutch subsidiary, Financell to fund network expansion by Astelit - a mobile network in Ukraine. ...more.
Ericsson says that it has won an expansion and modernisation contract from Ukrainian operator, Kyivstar. Ericsson will boost capacity and coverage of the operator's radio access and core network. ...more.
The last twelve months has seen a total of 41.8m new customers in the Russia and Central Asia region. Of these, 6.86m came in the final period, the first three months of 2009. ...more.