Good buy, home telephone!

iKS-Consulting Company introduces with its evaluations of cellular communications market (according to the number of active SIM-cards) in Ukraine according to the results of April 2006.

In April 2006 the number of cellular communication subscribers in Ukraine was increased by 2,3% in comparison to the previous period and constituted 33,9 million persons. The cellular communication penetration level in Ukraine reached 73% of the Ukrainian population.

At the end of April 2006 “Kyivstar” operator had 549.4 thousand subscribers more than UMC Company. The share of “Kyivstar” in new subscriptions constituted near 24%, whereas, the unit weight of UMC in new subscriptions constituted 19%, “Astelit” has subscribed the most users – near 32%.

“URS” providing mobile communications services under “Beeline” trade mark has been the most dynamic according to the subscribers’ base growth rate.

According to the forecasts of iKS-Consulting Company the growth of investments in the Ukrainian mobile communications will constitute not less than 13% in 2006.

The total amount of investments will constitute near $1.8 Bln, “Kyivstar” will spend on its development – $0.6 Bln, UMC – $ 0.5 Bln, “Ukrtelecom” – $0.3 Bln, “Astelit” and “URS” –$0.2 Bln each.

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