23. 4. 2020
Ukrtelecom and Iskratel to connect the rural regions of Ukraine
Iskratel, a leading European ICT provider, together with PJSC Ukrtelecom and SID Bank, have signed an agreement to build a fibre-optic Internet network (GPON) to connect the rural areas of Ukraine.
The two-year network construction project – which has had a total investment of almost 200 million UAH - will connect more than 200 localities in 13 Ukrainian regions, and is the second project between Ukrtelecom and Iskratel.
The project includes the manufacturing of more than 2,000 km of fibre-optic cables, and the installation of modern certified telecommunication equipment, which is assembled in Slovenia at Iskratel’s production centres. Hundreds of thousands of people, who live in rural areas of Ukraine in the Vinnitska, Khmelnytska, Dnipropetrovska, Zaporizhska, Odeska, Poltavska, Mykolayivska, Sumska, Rivnenska, Khersonska, Kharkivska, Cherkaska, Luhanska regions will have the opportunity to use fibre-optic Internet at speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s, IPTV and other IP-based services.