The mobile operator Vodafone Ukraine announced that since the launch of 4G in the 900 MHz range, the operator’s LTE-900 network has already covered more than a thousand settlements in Ukraine.
The first LTE-900 network from Vodafone was launched in the Transcarpathian region, followed by Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Ternopil, Rivne and Volyn regions. Earlier in the settlements, where the LTE 900 MHz network is now built, the user speed in EDGE was less than 0.5 Mbit / s. After the launch of LTE 900 MHz, the speed increased to 48 Mbps, which opens up new opportunities for online education, medicine, leisure and stimulates the development of entrepreneurship and the economy in general.
The expansion of 4G coverage in the regions gave the operator the opportunity, together with regional administrations, to launch the Vodafone Village Routes project aimed at supporting rural tourism and entrepreneurship in villages. These routes include rural estates that develop green tourism, small agricultural enterprises, farms, bakeries, cheese dairies, workshops where they are engaged in folk crafts.
Until the end of 2020, the LTE 900 MHz network will be launched in all regions of Ukraine: alternately from west to east. According to the licensing conditions, by the middle of 2022, mobile high-speed Internet coverage should be provided in settlements with a population of more than 2000 people, covering 95% of the territory and 90% of the population of Ukraine. And also – covering roads of international and national importance until mid-2024.
Vodafone is also working to expand network capacity in areas with heavy Internet traffic. In general, during quarantine, Vodafone expanded the network capacity in the Transcarpathian region, Odessa and Odessa region, in the Dnieper and Dnipropetrovsk region, Zhytomyr region, Kherson, Kharkiv, Chernivtsi regions, Poltava, Volyn regions, in the city of Uman, Cherkasy region, in Kiev, Sumy, Chernigov, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zaporozhye and Kropyvnytskyi. In general, the modernization covered more than 10 thousand sectors of base stations at 4 thousand sites.
Source: Vodafone Ukraine