Kyivstar and Astelit reach bilateral interconnect agreement

14 Jul 2011

Ukraine’s largest mobile operator by subscribers Kyivstar and its smaller rival Astelit (Life:) have agreed on interconnection rates, also covering interconnection rates with Kyivstar’s integrated sister companies Beeline Ukraine and Golden Telecom. The operators have not had a bilateral interconnection agreement since early 2010, reports Telecompaper. Kyivstar will subsidise Astelit under the agreement, as traffic volume from the Kyivstar network to Life:) is 10%-15% higher than traffic in the opposite direction.