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Company Name

Kyivstar JSC

Ownership Type


Ownership/Controlling Entity



3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

IoT Technology

Company Overview

Kyivstar, Київстар, is the largest mobile network operating in Ukraine. The company's history started back in 1994, and on December 9, 1997, the first call in Kyivstar mobile network was made. Kyivstar is a part of VEON Ltd., one of the world's largest integrated telecommunications companies, headquartered in Netherlands. The holding company owns telecom assets in the CIS countries, Europe, Asia, and Africa, and its shares are freely traded on the stock exchange (NASDAQ).

Kyivstar is also the largest Ukrainian telecommunication operator providing communications and data services based on a broad range of mobile and fixed-line technologies, including 3G. Company's customer base amounts to over 26 million in mobile and around 820 thousand in broadband Internet.

The company provides 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. 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.

Kyivstar IoT

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

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date 2015-07 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active [Launched 2018-04]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation Features -
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
15 MHz Active
20 MHz Active
IoT Network - NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1)
Technology Status Active
Band Launch Date

Services Available

As specialists in 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies, our R-Spectrum team provides in-country technical services to most regions around the world. Operating on a contract basis we are often sent to remote and isolated regions to assist companies in establishing voice and data communications.

Through our R-Spectrum team, we help our clients visualise and understand mobile signal issues by offering a range of radio frequency modelling services for 2G GSM, 3G UMTS, 4G LTE, and 5G NR cellular technologies. The first step to solving any problem is to understand the problem.