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HUAWEI HOLD THE UKRAINE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FORUM 2019 IN KYIV

26th of Nov Huawei invited the stakeholders from government, operators, and industry partners to attend the forum. On the forum Huawei and the industry partners shared the views and suggestions regarding digital transformation of Ukraine.
Huawei introduced the global experience regarding the universal coverage and the infrastructure sharing, and all the stakeholders warmly discussed the development plan in Ukraine. Huawei said they would work closely with the Ukrainian partners to develop industry ecosystems, and drive Ukraine’s social and economic development.
In the 2019 Global Connectivity Index recently published by Huawei, Ukraine ranks four places higher than last year. Its GCI score has increased by 12 points in the span of five years, an impressive achievement among the 79 countries surveyed. From 2015 to 2019, the mobile broadband penetration in Ukraine increased from 8% to 65%.
During the past 20 years, Huawei has established close partnerships with major carriers, and enterprises to drive joint ICT infrastructure construction across the country. In the past three years, Huawei, together with local operators, has helped Ukraine achieve leapfrog development from 2G to 4G, saving three to five years of construction time compared with other countries.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE COUNTDOWN PARTY AT FAIRMONT GRAND HOTEL KYIV

Everything you would expect and more from one of the best new year`s eve parties in fairmont grand hotel Кyiv.New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv will definitely be the highlight of your year! Don’t miss the chance to bring in the new year in Kyiv’s most beautiful hotel. The night that will certainly become the best start of the year. We will dance, sing, make those cherished wishes, while the clock strikes midnight. And believe us all of those wishes will come true!ANATOLIY ANATOLICH will host the night away.
The atmosphere this evening create:
JAMALA — the winner of Eurovision Song Contest, the coach of “The Voice” (Ukraine) project.
LAUD — the breakthrough of the show “The Voice” (Ukraine), season 6, a singer that possess a rich timbre that fascinates millions, the most stylish voice of Ukrainian show business, the finalist of National selection of Eurovision song contest.
The night then continues as you dance away to lively beats courtesy of our DJ BOLOTIN.
A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE, BOOK NOW!
MORE INFORMATION: +38 067 444 80 90
And what celebration can be without gifts? Tour operator “Alterego Travel”, our partner, will give away a VIP getaway weekend for two and lots more of different surprises from Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv, Elixir SPA Deluxe, VOGUE Café Kyiv, library-confectionary SWEET BOOK.

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ANCIENT TRADITIONS OF WINTER GREETING WILL COME TO LIFE NEAR KYIV

On November, 23 and 24 Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus («The Kyivan Rus Park») invites to make a thrilling time travel in a thousand years ago and join the ancient rites of the ancestors. Slavic amusements, horse shows, horse riding, tasty dishes prepared on open fire and hot drinks, merry games and contests, fiery round dances will be waiting for the guests. And all of this in the atmosphere of living Middle Ages!
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program starts at 13:30 and lasts till 18:000.
The ticket price: a full adult ticket – 190.00 UAH, for pensioners and students – 150.00 UAH; for schoolchildren – 80.00 UAH, for preschool children – for free.
Ancient Kyiv in the «Kyivan Rus Park» is situated in the vill. Kopachiv, Obukhiv district, Kyiv region. Route taxis leave from Kyiv from the «Vydybitchi» metro station
Detailed information on the website www.parkkyivrus.com
The Interfax subscribers can save money with the “openbusiness-20” promo code for a 20%-discount for the adult ticket (at full price) to the Principality of Kyivan Rus:
– by previous order by tel.: +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
– or at the cash desk at the entrance to the «Kyivan Rus Park».

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4G TO BE LAUNCHED IN KYIV SUBWAY IN Q1 2020

The start of the 4G network in Kyiv subway is scheduled for the first quarter of 2020, advisor to Kyiv Mayor Maksym Bakhmatov said. According to him, in particular, it is planned to first connect the following subway stations in the 4G network: Akademmistechko, Zhytomyrska, Sviatoshyn, Nyvky, Heroiv Dnipra, Minska, Obolon, Syrets, and Dorohozhychi and Lukianivska, and at the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021 to connect all stations and tunnels.
According to Bakhmatov, to date, negotiations have already been held and a common implementation scheme has been approved with the key mobile operators Vodafone Ukraine, Kyivstar and lifecell.
At the same time, he said that for the implementation of the project it is still necessary that the municipal enterprise Kyiv Metropoliten signs technical conditions, and the Kyiv City Council approves tariffs for telecom access to municipal transport facilities of the city. In addition, Huawei Ukraine needs to review the subway sites, develop and coordinate a working project for 4G implementation, conduct expert reviews by the relevant government services, and Kyiv Metropoliten and operators to prepare, coordinate and sign an access agreement, then sign a common document with Huawei Ukraine about the start of work.

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“THE WORLD OF HORSES” NEAR KYIV

On November,16 and 17 a show-program “The world of horses” will take place in the «Kyivan Rus Park».
An interesting program with horse-trick performances, live vocal, theatrical performances on historical theme, and traditional Slavic funs there will be for the guests. Also the visitors will be presented a historical horse breeds collection from all over the world in the Princely stable.
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program starts at 13:30 and will last till 18:00.
The ticket price: a full ticket for an adult – 190 UAH., for pensioners and students – 150 UAH., for schoolchildren – 80 UAH., preschool children – for free.
Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of «Kyivan Rus» is not far from the modern Kyiv – only in a 45-minutes drive – in the Kyivan region, Obukhivskiy district, vill. Kopachiv. Route taxis from Kyiv leave from the «Vydubychi» metro, according to the schedule on the website.
The Interfax subscribers can spare money using the promo code “openbusiness-20” for the 20% discount when buying a ticket for an adult (at full price) to the Principality of Kyivan Rus:
– by previous booking by tel.: +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
– at the cash desk at the entrance to the «Kyivan Rus Park».

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UKRAINE’S LOW COST SKYUP AIRLINE TO LAUNCH DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM KYIV TO BARI

Ukraine’s low cost SkyUp Airlines on March 30, 2020 will launch direct flights from Kyiv to Bari (Italy).
The press service of the airline reported that the flights will be performed twice a week – on Mondays and Fridays.
The cost of a one-way ticket without luggage starts from UAH 1,694.
SkyUp Airlines LLC was registered in Kyiv in June 2016. The founder is ACS-Ukraine LLC of Tetiana and Yuriy Alba, who also own JoinUp! tour operator.

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