The Government has supported the expansion of the authority of the Ministry of Digital Transformation in the telecom sector. This will allow for more efficient development of communications and the Internet in Ukraine.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, russia has been trying to leave Ukrainians without communication and the Internet. The occupiers have destroyed and damaged a quarter of all networks and more than 3,000 base stations of mobile operators. That is why one of Ukraine's top priorities is to restore communication where necessary. It is also necessary to create conditions for mobile operators and Internet providers to quickly rebuild the telecom infrastructure.
Since the start of the Ministry's work, telecom development has been a key focus for the team. During this time, the team has succeded in the following:
Starting September 1, the Ministry of Digital Transformation will become the central government agency in the telecom sector. The Ministry will be transferred the powers of the State Service for Special Communications, while the agency will focus on the protection of critical infrastructure.
As the main government agency in the telecom industry, the Ministry of Digital Transformation will have the following functions:
We continue to work to ensure that Ukrainians stay in touch with their loved ones and have the opportunity to work, study and learn news from anywhere, even in wartime.