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Powerful Internet and integration into the global telecommunications market in Ukraine

20. 01. 2023 Friday / By: Robert Denes / Industrial / Exact time: BST / Print this page

The Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Finnish multinational company Nokia Corporation have agreed to cooperate in the field of Internet and communications. This was reported by the department's press service.

The Ministry of Digital Transformation and Nokia jointly continue to develop Ukraine's telecommunications infrastructure, integrate Ukraine into the international telecommunications market, increase the number of Ukrainian telecommunications professionals and strengthen the capacity of Internet networks. This was agreed upon by Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister responsible for digital transformation, and Pekka Lundmark, CEO of Nokia, at a meeting in Davos.

"We are grateful to the international technology giant for its comprehensive assistance in the telecommunications sector. We already have the first results of the cooperation. Since the start of the full-scale invasion, Nokia has supplied Ukraine with a 1770 Beacon to provide Internet access to school shelters. Next week we will receive the second batch of 3230 Beacons. With this, even more Ukrainian schoolchildren can continue their studies even during the air raids. I am confident that together we will make the digital infrastructure even more resilient and modern," said Mykhailo Fedorov.

"The entire Nokia team is united in support of Ukraine and Ukrainians, and it was an honor to tell this to Deputy Prime Minister Fedorov in Davos. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, Nokia has been supporting its Ukrainian customers and partners to maintain their information and communication technology infrastructure despite Russian attacks. This support will continue and contribute to Ukraine's infrastructure, digitalization, cyber security and future reconstruction," said Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO of Nokia.

So, at the meeting held at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mihail Fedorov, head of the Ministry of Digital Development, and Pekka Lundmark, CEO of Nokia, agreed on the following joint actions:

Ukrainians will be online for up to 12 hours after the blackout:

  • service providers received battery
  • development of Ukrainian telecommunications infrastructure
  • the country's integration into the international telecommunications market
  • the increase in the number of telecommunications professionals in Ukraine
  • strengthening the power of Ukrainian Internet networks
  • Nokia has offered to create a local expert group to advise on the recovery, resilience and modernization of Ukraine's digital infrastructure, as well as support the construction of a backbone Internet channel in the Black Sea to make the country more attractive for opening global offices. IT companies.

    In addition, Ukraine held talks with the German software company SAP SE, with which it agreed to provide 1,000 free software licenses to the Ministry of Defense.

    Ukrainian customers can also use SAP software and cloud services for free in the first quarter of 2023.

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