Kyivstar’s 4G-ready upgrades also indicate move towards Chinese equipment

9 Jun 2016

Ukraine’s largest cellco by users Kyivstar has announced that it is replacing all of its base stations in the capital Kiev and suburbs with new LTE-ready equipment in preparation for the country’s eventual introduction of the 4G mobile broadband platform. Work began in the capital on 6 June and will last three months, involving replacement of more than one thousand base stations, following similar work already completed in five other regions in which around 2,000 base stations have been replaced. BizLiga notes that the project means swapping existing radio access network equipment supplied by Sweden’s Ericsson for that of China’s Huawei Technologies, and Kyivstar president Peter Chernyshov reportedly indicated that the company plans a full transition to Chinese radio network suppliers, with 60% of the new 4G-ready network to be provided by Huawei, and the remainder to be supplied by ZTE.

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