Ukrtelecom and Iskratel extend fibre network in Ukraine

Ukrainian operator JSC Ukrtelecom and ICT vendor Iskratel have announced the extension of gigabit connectivity to even more homes across the Ukraine.

The three year network expansion programme — which will cost EUR12 million – will extend JSC Ukrtelecom’s fibre optic network to 300 additional locations, 530,000 homes and 1.3 million people. The programme addresses both rural and urban areas, using equipment assembled at Iskratel’s production centres in Slovenia.

Yuriy Kurmaz, CEO Ukrtelecom

“Working with Iskratel will boost our contribution to the development of Internet access in the Ukraine, and continue our mission of bridging the digital divide across the country,” said Ukrtelecom CEO Yuriy Kurmaz.

Željko Puljić, Iskratel CEO

Iskratel CEO Željko Puljić emphasised that the collaboration continues the long-term partnership between the two companies in the development of full fibre access in the country. He said this latest expansion will build on the project announced last year which connected 200 locations, adding to the 300 locations launched in 2019.