Kyivstar 4G coverages areas with 95% of the population

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Kyivstar base station

Ensuring the resilience of the telecom network and building 4G coverage is the main task of Kyivstar. From 2022 to December 2023, the company invested UAH 12.3 billion in Ukraine.

In 2023, the company increased its investments by 6.8% compared to 2022 to UAH 6.364 billion, the highest amount of capital expenditures in the last three years. Almost 100% of Kyivstar’s mobile network in the government-controlled territory is operating as usual, providing vital services to the population of Ukraine.

95% coverage of the population

The company’s investments helped expand the coverage of its 4G network. Thus, as of Q1 2024, more than 95% of the population in the government-controlled area has access to high-speed mobile Internet services.

In some regions, the company has achieved almost 100% 4G coverage. In Kyiv region, 99% of the population has access to 4G services, in Dnipropetrovs’k and Odesa regions – almost 98%, in Zhytomyr, Volyn and Rivne regions – 96%.

From 2022 to the present day, Kyivstar’s 4G network has expanded to more than 4 thousand settlements, 1400 new technology sites have been built with mobile equipment, and 12 thousand base stations have been upgraded to increase mobile Internet speed.

4G on highways

Kyivstar is building radio coverage along national and international highways. This project was launched in January 2022, and in less than a year, more than 7 thousand kilometers of international highways and 6 thousand kilometers of national highways have been provided with 4G radio coverage. Such highways as Kyiv-Lviv, Kyiv-Chop, Odesa-Chisinau are provided with 4G connectivity along almost the entire length of the road.

Energy independence

An important focus of Kyivstar’s work is the energy independence of the network. The company has invested over UAH 1 billion in this project. These funds were used to purchase diesel generators for the key sites of the network, provide backup power to all important facilities identified by the National Security and Defense Council, and install more than 100,000 new batteries at base stations that will ensure up to 4 hours of operation of the equipment without using power.

Over the next three years, Kyivstar plans to invest $600 million in Ukraine to rebuild infrastructure in de-occupied settlements and develop new communication technologies.

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