Kyivstar Today

Kyivstar is No. 1 operator in the mobile communications, one of the best brands in Ukraine

Kyivstar provides mobile communications services in GSM-900 and GSM-1800 standards; roaming services in 195 countries on 5 continents; services of broadband internet access on the basis of FTTB; services of fixed-line telephony for business under the most contemporary technologies.

The company started its history in early 1994, and on December 9, 1997 the first call rang in the Kyivstar mobile communications network. Kyivstar is the first company that implemented new tariff plans for contract and corporate subscribers based on the principal of dynamic minute cost reduce depending on the airtime spent as on 2002.

Today every second Ukrainian uses Kyivstar services. At the moment the subscriber base contains more than 25 mln subscribers.

Kyivstar mobile communications network is one of the best in Europe according to NetQB network survey of Ericsson company (http://www.kyivstar.ua/f/1/about/about/quality/KS_Ericsson_2012.pdf)and covers all cities and towns of Ukraine as well as more than 28 thousand of rural settlements, all the main national and regional roads, the most of sea and river shores of Ukraine.

On October З, 2010 two Ukrainian telecommunication operators — Kyivstar PJSC and Beeline-Ukraine (Ukrainian Radio Systems PJSC and Golden Telecom LLC) — became the part of united Kyivstar, Ukrainian business unit VimpelCom Ltd. Ukrainian business unit VimpelCom Ltd. provides telecommunication services under the brands of Kyivstar and Kyivstar Business subbrand.

Since 2010 Kyivstar has started providing services of fixed-line telephony for business and broadband access on the basis of FTTB. Today the broadband internet access network (Home Internet service) operates in 138 cities and towns of Ukraine. Kyivstar is the only big internet provider of Ukraine which uses FTTB technology (Fiber to the Building): optical cable is put to the building and allocated among apartments by means of Ethernet copper cable. It allows providing in each apartment a qualitative internet access on a maximal speed up to 100 Мbit/s. The service is provided with a use of dynamic IP address.

We are proud to say that Kyivstar is the leading national multiservice telecommunication operator in Ukraine.

The first and unchangeable President of the company and the Head of Kyivstar Ukrainian business unit is Ihor Lytovchenko: (http://www.kyivstar.ua/pl/about/about/management/).

Ihor Lytovchenko, the President of Kyivstar, set top marks in the best company top managers rating. Igor Volodymyrovych is acknowledged as the most successful and the most authoritative top manager according to the 10 Best Top Managers of Ukraine 2011 rating provided by the Companion magazine, He became the winner in the following categories: the Best Manager - Team Leader and the Best Manager - HR, besides he was among the top 5 best managers of TOP-100: The Best Top Managers of Ukraine general rating according to the Ekonomika publishing house in 2011.

Kyivstar innovativeness and quality were marked by the experts in various fields:

Kyivstar won the gold and bronze Effie Awards Ukraine 2011 in the category of communication means and services. In 2011 the Kyivstar marketing team was acknowledged to be the best in four categories of Х-RAY Marketing Awards. The Your Number business clients magazine, the Kyivstar corporate annual report of 2010 and the Kyivstar Business Digest became the best in their categories in the Best Corporate Media of Ukraine 2011 contest. At once several staff members of the Kyivstar Corporate Relations department were among the TOP-100 of the best specialists in the field of communications rating from the Marketing Media Review. Zhanna Parkhomenko, Corporate Relations Director was included into the Top-10 the best PR Directors of Ukraine.

In 2011 our company offered absolutely new products to the market: a new business direction was introduced — the brand smartphones sale - Kyivstar Aero, Kyivstar Terra and Kyivstar Aqua. Share Your Love to Ukraine, a unique Ukrainian nationwide project gathering people around the topic of love to the beauty of their motherland was created.

Kyivstar team includes around 4500 professionals working throughout Ukraine. Several years on end Kyivstar is called the best employer in the Ukrainian market. As the researches of Ernst & Young international auditor company conducted in 2012 showed that 84% of employees are proud of their job in Kyivstar and 82% recommend it as a place of work. KYIVSTARiYA (KYIVSTARandI), a mind game for employees won the HR-projects international contest of 2011.

As a national company created by the Ukrainians for the Ukrainians we give the key attention to social responsibility of our business, our contribution into the development of independent Ukraine. Kyivstar aims at the success in business, which is for us inseparable from the weal of Ukrainian society and strengthening of its foundations. Not only high result of our work is important for us, but also the way of its achievement.

That is why we always implement system program social initiatives directed to forming of mobile communications use culture, popularization of safe internet use by children, we provide free high speed internet access to Ukrainian schools, propagate principals of knowledge and love to our country. Kyivstar is an active charity provider; our staff takes active part in voluntary programs. You can learn more about it here: http://www.kyivstar.ua/pl/about/responsibility/, http://bezpeka.kyivstar.ua/ and http://iloveukraine.com.ua/main.

In 2012 Kyivstar educational project named Know Ukraine was implemented. It was created for those people, who want to know more about Ukraine and are ready to prove that they have the best knowledge. Kyivstar encourages Ukrainians to learn more about the country. One can find more information here: http://iloveukraine.com.ua/quiz

On December 11, 2012 the first Ukrainian business-novel “Lighting up the star. Kyivstar history from the first person” was published. The author of the novel is Ihor Lytovchenko Kyivstar founder and permanent President. The book tells about the history of creation and formation of the biggest Ukrainian telecommunication operator in the context of the country and business development history. It is a direct speech of the author, narration about his life and a whole generation of people, who were ready to risk and be number one yet in the nineties.