Ukraine Internet service providing and popular guide line…
Ukraine has a large and steadily growing Internet sector, mostly uninfluenced by the global financial crisis; in April 2012 rapid growth was forecast for at least two more years. As of 2011, Ukraine was ranked 9th in the “Top 10 Internet countries in Europe”, with then 33.9% Internet penetration and 15.3 million users; as of June 2012, the Internet penetration had grown to 34.1%, and further to 36.8% as of 2012 yearly results.
According to the Internet Association of Ukraine, 48% of Ukraine’s population older than 15 have had access to Internet in March 2012; 31% of them were accessing the Internet daily.
As for GfK Ukraine polls of 2012, 16,8 million people (43,5% of Ukraine’s population older than 16) accessed Internet in the month preceding poll, which was the 10% increase to 2011 results.
A February 2012 general population poll by Research & Branding Group showed that 59% of those polled did not use the internet.
In 2011 the number of subscribers to Internet service providers in Ukraine had increased compared to 2010 by 13.3% to 4,148,658. By the of 3rd quarter of 2012, number of broadband subscribers alone exceeded that figure, grown to 6 700 000. 2011 revenues from Internet service providing in Ukraine reached UAH 4.75 bn (USD 595 mn). It is unclear whether these numbers include mobile Internet services which are provided by all of Ukraine’s mobile phone operators.
Most popular Internet service providers (ISP) in Ukraine…
There are plenty of possibilities for internet access in Ukraine. The number of wifi areas is growing constantly and wifi can be accessed in some pubs, hotels and public buildings. In hotels, wifi is mostly for a charge. Several internet cafes also operate in bigger cities.
Libraries mostly have public internet points. The terms of their usage may vary from library to library but mostly using a computer is free of charge while a fee may be asked for booking in advance. Sometimes the usage terms limit the amount of time that a computer may be used per day or week by one person.
Feeling comfortable in a new country starts from small things. Some practical details that have been gathered here might already be useful on the first day of your stay in Ukraine.