MTS Ukraine

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MTS Ukraine (formerly Ukrainian Mobile Communications, UMC) is the second-largest mobile operator in Ukraine with 23.1 million users and thus a 38 percent market share (in September 2014).[1] In November 2009 it had 17.74 million GSM subscribers.[1] The company is fully owned by Russia's Mobile TeleSystems.[2]

The company's main competitors are Kyivstar and Astelit - life:).

MTS's network codes in Ukraine are +38050, +38066, +38095, and +38099 (postpay and prepaid users).


In 1993, MTS-Ukraine was the first company to introduce mobile (cellular) services in Ukraine, initially in the analog NMT standard, then in GSM 900 and 1800. In October 2006, MTS-Ukraine terminated its NMT service with plans to use the spectrum for the CDMA-450 rollout. From late 2006, MTS-Ukraine has been developing their 3G mobile network with the CDMA-450 1xEV-DO standard. As of today, Ukrainian MTS network support various value-added services based on GPRS / EGPRS / EDGE and SMS / WAP / MMS / USSD. MTS is the only BlackBerry service provider in Ukraine and is also a service provider of WiFi hotspots, mainly in large cities and airports.

According to a survey of 500 companies by GfK Ukraine Company and the magazine "Correspondent", MTS-Ukraine was one of the three best employers in the country.

In 2007 MTS-Ukraine joined the United Nations Global Compact to acknowledge the obligations of business with universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The company always gives a great attention to advancement of principles of social responsibility and 10 principles of The United Nations Global Compact. Corporate social responsibility is one of the major strategic priorities of MTS-Ukraine activity. MTS-Ukraine activity is constructed on social responsibility before state, consumers, employees, partners, competitors and Ukrainian society altogether.

On March, 15th, 2007 MTS-Ukraine was the first among telecommunication companies in Ukraine to receive the Certificate of European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) "Perfection Recognition" which confirms the high standards of communication operator work.

In 2007 MTS-Ukraine was acknowledged as the most known socially responsible company in Ukraine according to popular opinion and by independent research by the UMG Company.

In 2008 MTS-Ukraine was the best regards telecommunication market participant in Ukraine according to research by independent PRP Group Company.

In 2011 MTS-Ukraine openly declared its interest to acquire Utel, a subsidiary of Ukrtelecom, Ukraine's monopolist telephone company, after it announced plans to divest its mobile business.[3]


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