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Number of Kyivstar subscribers visited EU 25% up in 2017

The use of mobile Internet in roaming by Kyivstar's subscribers grew almost four times (by 293%) in 2017 compared with 2016, and the use of voice services rose by 70%, the company has said in a report.

In 2017, the number of roaming service users in the operator's network grew by 10%, and the number of subscribers who use the mobile Internet in roaming doubled compared with 2016.

According to the operator, the number of Ukrainians who traveled to the countries of the European Union this year increased. Among the Kyivstar's subscribers they were 25% more than in 2016.

Kyivstar said that Poland, Romania, Turkey, Hungary, Germany, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Russia, Moldova and Belarus became the most popular countries among roaming users by the end of the year.

Last year, Kyivstar reduced the cost of mobile services in roaming in 34 countries.

The operator provides international roaming services on five continents, in 195 countries. Roaming is connected automatically, as soon as the subscriber starts using mobile services.

Kyivstar is the largest Ukrainian mobile communication operator, serving about 26.4 million subscribers as of the end of the third quarter of 2017.

Kyivstar's shareholder is international group VEON (earlier VimpelCom Ltd.). The group's shares are listed on the NASDAQ exchange (New York).

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