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Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
Facts, figures and statistics;
Industry and regulatory issues;
Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU, MoU;
Internet, VoIP, IPTV;
Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
Broadband (FttP, DSL, cable, wireless);
Convergence and Digital Media;
Mobile subscriber and ARPU forecasts;
Broadband market forecasts for selective years to 2022.
Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
Market liberalisation and industry issues;
Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences;
Mobile technologies (GSM; 3G, HSPA, LTE).Researcher:- Henry Lancaster Current publication date: April 2017 (15th Edition)
Ukraine’s telcos retreat from contested eastern regionsUkraine’s telecoms market is supported by a population of over 42 million. National telecom infrastructure is being modernised through considerable investment in both the mobile and fixed-broadband sectors. Competition is provided from a number of alternative operators, and although the incumbent Ukrtelecom remains the dominant player in the fixed-line market the regulatory environment is improving following the sale of Ukrtelecom to the local conglomerate SCM Group. In addition, Ukraine’s telecom market has attracted investors from Turkey and Russia, while Vodafone Group has partnered with MTS Ukraine to help develop mobile services under the Vodafone brand.
The political tension which erupted in late 2013, and which continues in a more violent form in eastern areas of the country, has brought focus to the vulnerability of the national telecom network, parts of which have been subjected to vandalism. A number of telcos operating in Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014, left the peninsular after their licences were made over to Russian firms. More recently, telcos have retreated from the Donetsk region after armed gangs made it impossible for them to operate their networks and continue to offer services. The telecom regulator now assesses market statistics, including revenue, excluding data from Crimea and the separately administered city of Sevastopol, as well as from a number of contested regions in the east.
The competitive mobile market is dominated by the three network operators MTS Ukraine (which has operated under the Vodafone Ukraine moniker since mid-2015), VimpelCom’s Kyivstar and Lifecell, owned by Turkcell. The mobile subsidiary of the incumbent telco Ukrtelecom, trading as TriMob, has been considered for sale since SCM Group acquired Ukrtelecom in 2013: in January 2016 Vodafone Ukraine made a bid for the operator but this was withdrawn in the following October after the Antimonopoly Committee delayed making a decision of the deal.
Competition resulting from mobile number portability has also been stymied by the regulator having delayed its introduction: a contract to manage the system was not concluded until the very end of 2016.
Mobile broadband services present a significant growth opportunity for operators. Significant investment has been made in extending 3G (HSPA+) infrastructure to support customer demand for mobile data and broadband services. However, the launch of commercial LTE services has been put back to end of 2017, when the auction of suitable spectrum is scheduled. This processed was eased in March 2017 after Kyivstar reached an agreement with Vodafone Ukraine and Lifecell on the redistribution of spectrum in the 1800MHz band currently used for GSM services, and to reassigned for LTE. To this spectrum will be added 80MHz of spectrum in the 2600MHz band, to be issued under 15-year licenses.
Ukraine’s sizeable broadband market enjoys effective cross-platform competition. DSL remains the dominant access platform, though cable is widely available and there has been considerable investment in FttP and FttB in recent years. LAN and wireless platforms such as Wi-Fi and WiMAX exist on a smaller scale. Digital TV is accessible from the cable and satellite platforms, while DTTV has progressed, though not without controversy in the selection of broadcasters.
This report provides an overview of Ukraine’s telecom market, including profiles of the major operators and a review of telecom network infrastructure, regulatory measures, and emerging network developments. The report also covers the fixed-line and wireless broadband sectors as well as digital media developments. In addition the report details the mobile market, including statistics from the major operators and analyses on regulatory measures, spectrum auctions and the anticipated launch of services based on LTE technology.
Telcos forced to stop telecom services in Donetsk and other disputed regions;
Ukrtelecom begins three-year network upgrade project with Huawei,
Telecom revenue growth stagnates in 2016;
Fixed lines in services dip below 8.5 million;
Volia acquires the W-Fi operator Normatek;
DTTV switch-over set for June 2018;
MNO agreement paves the way for redistribution of 1800MHz spectrum for LTE use by end-2017;
MTS Ukraine pulls out of deal to acquire TriMob;
Regulator preps for 2600MHz auction for LTE services;
SI Center and Teletech awarded three–year contract to manage MNP;
MNOs vacate Crimea and Donetsk regions;
Lifecell retreats from all but five regions;
Report update includes the regulator market data, State Statistics data to December 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q4 2016, recent market developments.Companies mentioned in this report:
Kyivstar, Ukrainian Radio Systems, Lifecell (Astelit), Vodafone Ukraine (MTS Ukraine), Ukrtelecom, Beeline, Datagroup, Eurotranstelecom, Vega, Velton Telecom, Intertelecom, ITC, Telesystems, Golden Telecom, PAN Wireless, Volia Cable, VimpelCom.
1.1 Country overview
2. Telecommunications market
3. Regulatory environment
3.1 Law of Ukraine on Telecommunications
3.2 Regulatory authority
3.3 Government policies
3.3.3 Carrier selection and carrier preselection
3.3.4 Number Portability (NP)
3.3.6 Network access
4. Fixed network operators
4.5 Kyivstar (VimpelCom)
4.7 Wireless Local Loop (WLL) operators
4.7.1 Velton Telecom
4.7.3 International Telecommunication Company (ITC)/CDMA Ukraine
4.7.4 Telesystems of Ukraine/PEOPLEnet
5. Telecommunications infrastructure
5.1 Overview of the national telecom network
5.2 International infrastructure
5.3 Data centres
5.4 Telecoms and IT
6. Broadband market
6.1 Fixed broadband market
6.1.1 Introduction and statistical overview
6.1.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
6.1.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
6.1.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
6.2 Other fixed broadband services
6.2.1 Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
7. Digital media
7.3 Cable TV
7.3.1 Volia Cable
7.4 Satellite TV
7.5 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
8. Digital economy
9. Mobile communications
9.1 Market analysis
9.2 Mobile statistics
9.2.1 General statistics
9.2.2 Mobile data
9.3 Regulatory issues
9.3.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
9.4 Mobile infrastructure
9.4.1 Other infrastructure developments
9.4.2 Major mobile operators
9.5 Mobile content and applications
9.5.2 Mobile TV
Table 1 – Country statistics – 2016 (e)
Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2016 (e)
Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2016 (e)
Table 4 – Broadband statistics – 2016
Table 5 – Mobile statistics –2016
Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
Table 7 – Telecom services revenue by sector – 2006 - 2016
Table 8 – Telecom revenue – 2013 - 2015
Table 9 – Ukrtelecom financial data – 2008 - 2016
Table 10 – Ukrtelecom broadband and fixed-line subscribers – 2012 - 2016
Table 11 – Datagroup subscribers by type (historic) – 2010 - 2012
Table 12 – Datagroup financial data (historic) – 2010 - 2012
Table 13 – VimpelCom (Ukraine) financial data – 2007 - 2016
Table 14 – VimpelCom (Ukraine) financial data by sector – 2007 - 2016
Table 15 – VimpelCom (Ukraine) financial data (UAH) – 2012 - 2016
Table 16 – VimpelCom (Ukraine) revenue by sector (UAH) – 2012 - 2016
Table 17 – VimpelCom (Ukraine) subscribers by sector– 2007 - 2016
Table 18 – Historic - Fixed lines in service - 1995 - 2009
Table 19 – Fixed lines in service - 2010 - 2018
Table 20 – International bandwidth - 2004 - 2015
Table 21 – Internet access revenue – 2012 - 2016
Table 22 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2009
Table 23 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
Table 24 – Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2018
Table 25 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 26 – Ukrtelecom broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2016
Table 27 – VimpelCom broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2016
Table 28 – VimpelCom broadband revenue – 2012 - 2016
Table 29 – VimpelCom broadband ARPU – 2011 - 2016
Table 30 – Kyivstar FttB subscribers – 2010 - 2013
Table 31 – Kyivstar FttB revenue – 2011 - 2013
Table 32 – Broadcasting revenue – 2006 - 2016
Table 33 – Cable TV revenue – 2006 - 2016
Table 34 – Cable TV subscribers – 2007 - 2016
Table 35 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2009
Table 36 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
Table 37 – Total mobile market revenue – 2006 - 2017
Table 38 – Vodafone Ukraine subscribers – 2004 - 2016
Table 39 – Vodafone Ukraine revenue – 2004 - 2016
Table 40 – MTS Value Added Service revenue – 2007 - 2015
Table 41 – Vodafone Ukraine annualised ARPU – 2004 - 2015
Table 42 – VimpelCom (Ukraine) mobile revenue – 2007 - 2016
Table 43 – VimpelCom (Ukraine) ARPU – 2007 - 2016
Table 44 – VimpelCom (Ukraine) subscribers – 2007 - 2016
Table 45 – Lifecell subscribers – 2008 - 2016
Table 46 – Lifecell active subscribers – 2013 - 2016
Table 47 – Lifecell financial data ($) – 2007 - 2015
Table 48 – Lifecell revenue (Turkish Lira) – 2013 - 2016
Table 49 – Lifecell financial data (UAH) – 2014 - 2016
Table 50 – TriMob subscribers – 2010 - 2013
Chart 1 – Telecom revenue by sector– 2006 - 2016
Chart 2 – Ukrtelecom financial data – 2008 - 2016
Chart 3 – VimpelCom (Ukraine) financial data – 2007 – 2016
Chart 4 – VimpelCom (Ukraine) financial data – 2007 - 2016
Chart 5 – Fixed lines in service - 2005 – 2018
Chart 6 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2002 - 2018
Chart 7 – Fixed-line broadband and penetration rate – 2005 - 2018
Chart 8 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2018
Chart 9 – Vodafone Ukraine revenue – 2004 - 2016
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