Kyivstar’s tariff increases get nod from anti-trust agency

12 Feb 2013

The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU or AMKU) has approved the end-user tariff increases announced last month by the country’s largest cellco Kyivstar, according to the AMCU’s deputy head Rafael Kuzmin, quoted by newspaper Kommersant. As reported by CommsUpdate, the selected price increases, which took effect in the first week of February, form part of a company strategy to offset losses stemming from certain tariff reductions implemented under pressure from the AMCU. The increases will affect no more than around 5% of Kyivstar’s total customer base, the anti-trust agency confirmed. Amongst the changes, monthly fees for certain post-paid plans rose by 15%-30% while some pre-paid users incurred a 15%-25% increase in the cost of on-net calls.

Ukraine, Kyivstar