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“Kyivstar” Invested UAH 740 million in 3G Development

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In the first quarter of this year, the national telecom operator strengthened its leadership both in terms of NPS (Net Promoter Score), and the market revenue share. This is stated in the operator’s financial report for the first quarter of 2017.

The capital investment of “Kyivstar” amounted to UAH 737 million in the first quarter of 2017. Basically, they were allocated to upgrade its infrastructure and to build actively its 3G network.

So, at the first quarter-end, the access to the 3G services of “Kyivstar” became available to 64% of the Ukraine’s population, while in the same quarter of last year this figure was just 40%. Today, the “Kyivstar”’s 3G network covers more than 7 500 localities.

In the first quarter, the number of subscribers to the “Kyivstar” mobile services grew by 3%, against the same period of last year, and amounted to 26 million. This became possible due to decreasing customer outflow and increasing new subscriptions, as a result of introducing new favourable offers for the mass market segment.

ARPU (average revenue per customer) grew by 7.9%, up to UAH 45.

The total income increased by 12% at the first quarter-end, against the same period of previous year and amounted to UAH 3.9 billion, which is due to the popularity of the company’s commercial offers, as well as the increase in number of mobile Internet users, and a 70% increase in receipts from mobile data transmission services.

It is pointed out that, as compared to the 1st quarter of 2016, the average mobile Internet consumption grew threefold.

The income from fixed-line services increased up to UAH 295 million, which is 14% more than in the 1st quarter of 2016. The growth in this segment is due to the popularity of the “Home Internet” service. Thus, the number of households enjoying this service increased up to 818 thousand, while ARPU of customers grew by 14%, up to UAH 69.

The EBITDA increased by 14% in the 1st quarter of 2017, up to UAH 2.1 billion, and the EBITDA margin was 53.6%.

In the 1st quarter, the “Kyivstar” transferred to the different level budgets over UAH 1 billion of taxes and charges. Let us recall that the company has paid more than UAH 50 billion to the state budget over 20 years of its operation in Ukraine.