27 Feb 2024 15:19

Germany allocates 700,000 euros to Ukrainian telecom operators to restore Internet access

MOSCOW. Feb 27 (Interfax) - The German government has issued grants totaling 700,000 euros under the Application and Implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in the field of trade (ReACT4UA) international program to 68 Ukrainian telecom operators to restore Internet connection, Ukrainian media said, citing the Digital Transformation Ministry.

The largest number of such projects will be implemented in the Kiev region (16), the Sumy region (13), the Kharkov region (11), and the Kiev-controlled part of the Kherson region (6), the ministry said.

Fifty of the grant winners use xPON, as this technology is more resistant to power outages and transmits data up to 1 Gigabit per second.

The grants will be provided to Ukrainian telecom operators as part of the ReACT4UA international cooperation program, financed by the German government and implemented by company Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zus.

The Ukrainian partner is the Better Regulation Delivery Office, backed by Ukraine's Digital Transformation Ministry as the organizer and key partner.