Ukrtelecom’s new kid sister reports FTTH expansion progress

24 Jul 2013

Ukrainian fixed network operator Vega – owned by conglomerate SCM which last month signed a deal to take over national incumbent PSTN operator Ukrtelecom – has reported on its website its recent progress in expanding coverage of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband connections, which offer internet speeds of ‘up to 100Mbps’ and access to IPTV and other advanced multimedia services. Aimed mainly at residential users, Vega says FTTH services – which it began deploying in selected urban areas in Q4 2012 – have been launched in ’33 zones’ since the beginning of 2013, including the cities/regions of Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Odessa, Kharkiv, Kiev and Crimea.

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that at the beginning of its FTTH rollout in October 2012, Vega already operated a fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) network with a presence in selected areas of 33 cities, offering internet access for consumers and businesses at up to 100Mbps.

Vega’s soon-to-be-big-sister telco Ukrtelecom (pending antimonopoly authority permission) is also developing direct fibre access technology, but its rollout remains in the early stages, TeleGeography adds.

Ukraine,Ukrtelecom (incl. TriMob), Vega,

Subscribe

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

Subscribe to CommsUpdate

Feedback

Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to editors@commsupdate.com.

Browse Past Issues

Filter

Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.

Search

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

Advertise

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.

Share