Digital Transformation Ministry predicts full coverage of the territory of Ukraine with 3G and 4G communications and access to broadband Internet in all settlements until 2023. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov announce this during a speech at the Yalta European Strategy forum, Ukrainian News reports.
“In the next 3 years, we want to make sure that 100% of social infrastructure and 100% of settlements receive access to broadband Internet in general,” Fedorov said.
At the same time, Fedorov assures that the ministry is initiating the consolidation of the minimum Internet speed at the legislative level. He also noted that Ukraine would not introduce 5G-communication until the full-fledged work of past communication generations is ensured.
“At the forum in Mariupol, we will present a plan for how we, I think, in a year or two will make sure that we have 3G and 4G on every site in Ukraine. And until we fix such basic things, we won’t move on to the next level," Fedorov commented.
On May 17, 2019, former president Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on ensuring conditions for the implementation of the fifth-generation mobile communication system in 2020.
On May 16, Oleksandr Zhyvotovsky, the head of the National Commission implementing state regulation in the field of communications and information, announced the possible launch of 5G in mobile communications in 2020.