Ukrtelecom opened a network of free public Wi-Fi zones in five cities: Kyiv, Dnipro, Lviv, Odesa and Kharkiv, where active street distribution cabinets were installed a few years ago as part of the modernization of the telecommunications infrastructure.
“During the war, we all band together and help each other. As a telecom operator, we are also looking for a solution so that people can use the Internet in the city when it is not at home. Therefore, having certain opportunities, we implement various initiatives. After all, there will hardly be too much free Internet. The project of free Wi-Fi on the streets of megacities is one of such initiatives. It is important for us that Ukrainians stay in touch with their loved ones, relatives, and colleagues during these trying times,” says Denys Zakharenko, director of development of the mass segment of Ukrtelecom.
About 700 public Wi-Fi zones in Kyiv, Dnipro, Lviv, Odesa and Kharkiv are already working and you can use the service. Telecommunication cabinets are marked with appropriate stickers so that citizens know that this is where they can use the Internet free of charge, even in the event of a temporary power outage. In the absence of electricity in the area, the service may be available for 2-4 hours.
This project provides an opportunity to use Wi-Fi Internet access for free at a speed of up to 20 Mbit/s with an average radius of up to 10 meters from such a cabinet. The actual speed and radius are determined by the number of consumers using the access at the same time and the technical parameters of the consumer’s device.
Network name UKRTELECOM_FREE.
You can get acquainted with the list of addresses on the website of Ukrtelecom.
Ukrtelecom does everything possible to ensure that as many people as possible have access to telecommunication services even during power outages.
Note that 60% of Ukrtelecom subscribers already provide energy-independent Internet, and they can use the Internet for a certain time during power outages by powering up their home modem/router.
We will remind that in November, Ukrtelecom offered free Wi-Fi in almost 200 of its service centers for subscribers throughout Ukraine who work offline, and also provided the opportunity to recharge the phone in its centers