Astelit reveals 3Q operating stats

1 Nov 2006

The subscriber base of Ukrainian mobile operator Astelit reached 4.65 million at the end of September, up from 3.91 million three months earlier, according to a company press release. Astelit, which uses the brand name life:) is continuing to expand its network, which now covers 83% of the Ukrainian population.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Astelit was merged with its sister company Digital Cellular Communications (DCC) in August to create the Ukraine’s third largest mobile operator. Both companies are owned by Netherlands-based Eurasia Telecommunication Holdings, a joint venture of Turkey’s Turkcell and Ukrainian holding company System Capital Management.

Ukraine,Lifecell (formerly Astelit),


Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate


Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.