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Ukrtelecom and Iskratel launch €12 million fibre network expansion programme in Ukraine

Ukrtelecom and Iskratel launch €12 million fibre network expansion programme in Ukraine

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It has been announced that a €12 million investment will bring better broadband to Ukraine. The partnership between Ukrainian telecom operator, JSC Ukrtelecom, and a leading European ICT vendor and solutions provider, Iskratel, will help expand the country’s fibre optic network as they continue to bridge the digital divide.

The three-year network expansion programme — financed by Ukrtelecom, Iskratel and its financial partners — provides more than 300 locations in various Ukrainian regions with gigabit-capable connectivity. The Passive Optical Network (PON) technology will potentially offer connectivity to 1.3 million people and 530,000 homes.

Željko Puljić, CEO, Iskratel, said: “The joint programme between Iskratel and Ukrtelecom is playing an increasingly important role in the roll out of broadband Internet in Ukraine. This collaboration continues the long-term partnership between our two companies in the development of fibre-optical access in the country that now amounts to €25 million.”

Addressing both rural and urban areas in the country, the project targets the roll out of new fibre-optical networks. Modern certified telecommunications equipment that is assembled in Slovenia at Iskratel’s production centres enables customers to gain access to speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s, IPTV and other IP-based services.

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