Ukrtelecom taking Intertelecom customers in 15 regions

14 Jun 2021

Ukrainian nationwide operator Ukrtelecom confirms on its website that it is ready to provide fixed telephony services to ex-customers of Intertelecom in 13 additional regions where the latter operator will shut down CDMA voice services on 1 July 2021, having already taken on several thousand such customers from two regions, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporozhye, after Intertelecom closed its CDMA voice networks there on 1 May. The CDMA regions shutting on 1 July are: Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Kirovohrad, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Sumy, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Kyiv region and Kyiv city.

Intertelecom previously struck an agreement with Ukrtelecom to re-register CDMA telephony users’ phone numbers to Ukrtelecom’s GSM/3G-based fixed telephony service on an opt-in basis, requiring a suitable handset, allowing customers to continue using an existing regional/district telephone number. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database says that Ukrtelecom’s hybrid fixed-wireless telephony service uses its subsidiary TriMob’s national roaming arrangement with Vodafone Ukraine.

Ukrtelecom states that it is offering users making the switch tariffs ‘as close as possible to the current tariff plans’ of Intertelecom.