Kyivstar is a leading Ukrainian telecommunications company, offering a wide variety of services including mobile communication, data transmission, fixed and mobile technologies. The company's mobile network spans across all cities of Ukraine, numerous rural settlements, major national and regional routes, and most sea and river coasts. Kyivstar was founded and registered in Ukraine in 1994 and began providing mobile services in 1997. Its head office is located in Kyiv. As part of the international telecom group VEON, Kyivstar operates under a European Union Netherlands-headquartered, NASDAQ, and EURONEXT-listed company. VEON has a diverse investor base spanning the US, Europe and worldwide. It does not have a majority or controlling shareholder.

Alias
Kyivstar JSC
Country
Type
Network Operator
Ownership
Kyivstar logo

3G Network

The company provided 2G GSM services over the 900 and 1800 MHz bands, and 3G UMTS over B1 (2100 MHz) since June 2015. A second 3G UMTS service was launched over B8 (900 MHz) for additional capacity and range.

    Network Frequency Band Status
    Active
    Active
    Date Event Subtype
    Launch of 3G Network
    Launch

    4G Network

    4G LTE-A was launched in April 2018 over the B7 (2600 MHz) band, with the company advising that it would utilise its 25 MHz holding in the 1800 MHz band to add an additional B3 (1800 MHz) service to operate in 2C CA. Kyivstar announced it had completed rollout of its B3 (1800 MHz) carrier in March 2019.

    Following testing in late 2018 and early 2019, Kyivstar commercially launched NB-IoT services over the B3 (1800 MHz) band in February 2019.

    In response to mass migration resulting from the Russian invasion, the company launched additional B40 (2300 MHz) carriers to increase capacity in affected areas.

      4G Frequency Bands
      Network Frequency Band Max. Channel Bandwidth Status
      20
      Active
      15
      Active
      5
      Active
      20
      Active
      20
      Active
      Date Event Subtype
      Launch of 4G Network
      Launch