Ukrainian cable operator Volia has said it has continued to invest in upgrading its networks in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov despite the military crisis in the eastern part of the country.
Volia said it has upgraded 450 apartment blocks in Kharkov, which has remained under Kyiv’s control throughout the crisis, including blocks comprising 50,000 homes in the Saltkovka area. The company is upgrading switches as well as replacing open-air cables with underground plant.
Volia said it also upgraded the internet connections of 70,000 homes in the southern port city of Odessa in April.
In eastern Ukraine, Volia operates in Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk and Donetsk, the last of which has been at the centre of the struggle between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Moscow separatists.