Donetsk separatists to invest RUB 350 mln into e-govt

Thursday 14 March 2019 | 16:58 CET | News

The Ministry of Communications of the Donetsk People Republic, formed in areas of Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian separatists, plans to invest RUB 350 million in digital services for the region, including an e-signature service, reports Cnews.ru. The region plans to use funds earned by regional government-owned operators. The revenues of those operators totaled RUB 2.4 billion in 2018, up from 486 million the year before. 

The regional government runs the mobile operator Phoenix, the fixed operator Comtel and the backbone operator Ugletelecom. Phoenix works on the infrastructure expropriated from Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar. Comtel works on the assets of Ukrainian national operator Ukrtelecom. Ugletelecom, which earlier provided telecom services for the coal mining industry, exploits newly-deployed backbone links to Russia. 

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Categories: General
Companies: ComTel / Kyivstar / Ukrtelecom
Countries: Ukraine
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