It’s been two years since mobile operators started rolling out third-generation internet in Ukraine — years after most other European countries. And it’s still the talk of the market.
Kyivstar, Vodafone Ukraine and lifecell, the top three Ukrainian cellphone operators, who service a total of 60 million active SIM cards in Ukraine, are continuing to pump millions into the rollout of 3G in Ukraine. So far, they have covered less than half of Ukraine’s territory, and are primarily focusing on big cities for now.
Compared to the rest of Europe, 3G in Ukraine is more than a decade late: EU countries started to introduce mass market commercial 3G services back in March 2003. Ukrainian carriers only started in 2015.