Ukrtelecom’s 3G mobile service, offered under the Utel brand, increased its
subscriber base by 17.1% in April to 16,400, an improvement on the 3.7% rise in
March, but still performing well below the company’s expectations. The Utel
W-CDMA/HSDPA network was launched on 1 November 2007 in Ukraine’s six largest
cities; the state-run operator is Ukraine’s only UMTS licence holder.