Mobile coverage

Leaders of the mobile network coverage, as it has been already mentioned above, are Kyivstar, Vodafone and Lifecell. Being national leaders in 3G coverage, all three of them have already undertaken to provide 4G connection that is only starting to be implemented.

When it comes to 3G coverage, maps of Kyivstar and Lifecell are not only comparable in terms of percentage of territory covered, they overlap in their bigger part. However, a significant difference between these two companies is that Lifecell can boast a far denser coverage in southern and eastern Ukraine. Vodafone’s coverage is significantly smaller, being extensive in the capital and several major cities, including Dnipro, Kharkiv, Odessa, Zaporizhzhia, Lviv and Kharkiv, its representation deeper in regions could be characterised as little to none. The general feature of all players in the market is weak coverage, or absence thereof, in rural areas.

As of 2019 none of the three companies operate in the Crimean peninsula and in the non-government-controlled areas of Donbas region.