Ukraine's Mobile Customer Base Exceeds 40 Million

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine ended September with 40.4 million mobile subscribers, up from 38.8 million in August and 37.2 million in July, according to figures from market researcher Advanced Communications & Media.

Mobile penetration in the country went up to 84.9 percent, from 81.6 percent in August.

Kyivstar had 17.7 million subscribers at the end of September and a market share of 43.8 percent, up from 17.2 million customers and a market share of 44.3 percent in August.

UMC (MTS) ended the month with 16.4 million subscribers, up from 15.9 million in the previous month.

The company saw its market share drop slightly to 40.5 percent, from 41 percent in August.

Astelit (operating under the life:) brand) had 5.1 million subscribers, up from 4.7 million in the previous month, and the company's market share reached 12.7 percent from 12 percent in August.

VimpelCom (URS) saw its customer base go up to 938,647, from 785,598 customers in the previous month.

VimpelCom had a market share of 2.3 percent, up from 2 percent in August.

Source: Telecom