Intelltelecom (the Giraffe trademark) jointly with Ericsson and Huawei on July 29 first tested LTE TDD 4G technology in the 2,300 MHz range in Ukraine.
The company said in a press release that the highest speed of radio interface, voice and video calls and online high-resolution video were tested at several terminals at once.
"During the test, the peak speed was 220 megabit per second. The highest possible speed with the combination of 20 MHz + 20 MHz in the 2,300 MHz range could be 224 megabits per second," the company said.
Voice calls from LTE smartphone to another LTE smartphone, a GSM smartphone serviced by one of the Ukrainian mobile communications operators and a fixed communications phone were made.
The company said that 77 commercial networks in 43 countries are using LTE TDD standard now.
As reported, in February 2016 Ukrainian communications operators, including Intelltelecom, the National Commission for Communications Regulation (NCCR), Ukrainian State Center of Radio Frequencies (UCRF) and the research institute at the Defense Ministry signed an agreement with Britain's Analysys Mason to conduct a study of the radio frequency spectrum for the implementation of the LTE communications standard (4G).
According to the public register, the founder and former president of Kyivstar Ihor Lytovchenko recently became the owner of Intellectual Communications LLC via Cypriot Magnilda Holdings Limited.