Kyivstar completes traffic capacity upgrade

28 May 2008

Ukraine’s largest cellco by subscribers Kyivstar has completed an upgrade of its nationwide network using DWDM technology , giving it an eight-fold increase in maximum traffic capacity to 320Gbps, the company said in a press release.The project, which took two years, allows Kyivstar to serve four million mobile users simultaneously within two network units, whilst protecting mobile traffic from malfunction, according to the operator. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database says that Kyivstar, majority-owned by Norway’s Telenor, had 23.69 million GSM subscribers at the end of March, up by 7.9% year-on-year, giving it a 46.3% market share.

Ukraine, Kyivstar