Kyivstar to enter fixed broadband access market with fibre rollout

5 Aug 2009

Ukraine’s largest mobile operator by subscribers Kyivstar has begun building a high speed fixed access network based on fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) technology in Kyiv and Odessa, reports Ukrinform. Vitaliy Vorozhbyt, Kyivstar’s director of product development, said: ‘At the first stage, the project will involve cities with population of over a million, and then it is planned to extend the network to other regional centres.’ The company, a majority-owned subsidiary of Norway’s Telenor, intends ultimately to launch a quad-play package of services combining fixed and mobile voice services, broadband internet access and digital TV. Telenor Executive Vice President Thor Halvorsen said of the Ukrainian FTTB rollout: ‘First we wish to enter the market of internet access services; then we will develop television and voice.’

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