In 2011, online retailing turnover in Ukraine exceeded USD 2 bn. Online payments in the country in 2011 where estimated at USD 400 million, 200% growth compared to 2010.
It is unclear whether these numbers include mobile Internet services which are provided by all of Ukraine's mobile phone operators.
There are plans and projects for providing mass wireless broadband access in urban open spaces, on Ukrzaliznytsia long-distance trains and in urban public transport vehicles.
According to Ericsson Consumer Lab, 36% of Ukraine's urban population access the Internet via mobile phone or smartphone.
According to the i KS-Consulting, there were 6 700 000 broadband subscribers in Ukraine as of 3Q 2012; 5.97 millions of them were households, which amounts to 34% broadband Internet penetration of all country's households.
The consultancy estimated broadband providing revenues in the 3rd quarter of 2012 at UAH 1.36 bn (USD 167 mn), which is the growth 13.7% compared to 3Q 2011 results.
According to Expert & Consulting (E&C), the top-10 Ukrainian fixed Broadband Internet service providers had about 3,36 millions subscribers as of the 2nd quarter of 2012; as of the 3rd quarter, that figure rose to about 3,46 million subscribers.
Ukrtelecom is the largest Internet access provider (as well as fixed telephone provider) and was the only UMTS 3G provider in Ukraine until 2015, when all three major operators (Vodafone, Kyivstar and Lifecell) have gained the licensing and set up their own 3G networks.
In particular, it was serving over 1.4 million DSL/ISDN fixed access clients in June 2012.
(Ukraine's largest mobile phone operators) also offer fixed broadband access along with their mobile Internet services.
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