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Premium SMS, Short Code Requirements


The regulations in Ukraine caters and covers all of the Mobile Payment types, that includes Premium SMS BillingStandard Rate ServicesShort Codes, WAP Billing and Operator Billing.


National_Commission_for_the_State_Regulation_of_Communications_and_Informatization___Main_page.png National Commission for the State of Regulation of Communications and Information.


Management and regulation of the Communications and Information, as well as rights, duties grounds for responsibility of natural persons physical and legal entities, which participate in this activity or use of telecommunication services.





Kyivstar's website states: "We improve lives by providing the highest quality telecommunications services. Activity "Kyivstar" subject key ideas Great customer care, which is based on five values: understand to be the best, keep the word, inspire, bring joy . On this basis, we build values ​​and vision of the implementation of our mission."




Vodafone Ukraine (formerly MTS Ukraine and before Ukrainian Mobile Communications, UMC) is the second-largest mobile operator in Ukraine with 23.1 million users and thus a 38 percent market share (in September 2014).[1] In November 2009 it had 17.74 million GSM subscribers.[2] The company is fully owned by Russia's Mobile TeleSystems.[3] In October 2015 Mobile TeleSystems and Vodafone expanded their 2008 strategic partnership; this resulted in the rebranding of MTS Ukraine to Vodafone Ukraine.[4]

The company's main competitors are Kyivstar and lifecell.

MTS's network codes in Ukraine are 50, 66, 95, and 99 (postpay and prepaid users).0. 




Life's website states: "We see the future of communication in full convergence of mobile, fixed, infotainment and large variety of value added services. This insight gives us the inspiration to create new means of sharing experiences, thereby connecting people in simple and meaningful ways."



Market Stastics


Ukraine’s possesses a significant telecoms market due to its large population. Competition is improving as alternative operators engage in infrastructure-based competition due to lack of an effective last mile network access regime. Wireless local loop and fibre operators have been most active in this area. However the incumbent remains the dominant player, with the regulatory environment more likely to improve once privatisation of the incumbent is completed.



Area: Total: 603,550 sq km Land: 579,330 sq km Water: 24,220 sq km
Cities: KYIV (capital) 2.779 million; Kharkiv 1.455 million; Dnipropetrovsk 1.013 million; Odesa 1.009 million; Donetsk 971,000 (2009)
Terrain: most of Ukraine consists of fertile plains (steppes) and plateaus, mountains being found only in the west (the Carpathians)
Climate: temperate continental;


Nationality: Noun: Ukrainian(s) Adjective: Ukrainian
Population: 45,134,707 (July 2011 est.)
Annual population growth rate: -0.622% (2011 est.)
Language: Ukrainian (official) 67%, Russian 24%, other (includes small Romanian-, Polish-, and Hungarian-speaking minorities) 9%
Flag: flag.jpg


Type: republic
Independence: 24 August 1991
Constitution: adopted 28 June 1996
Branches: chief of state: President Viktor YANUKOVYCH; head of government: Prime Minister Mykola AZAROV; First Deputy Prime Minister Andriy KLYUYEV; Deputy Prime Ministers Borys KOLESNIKOV and Serhiy TIHIPKO; cabinet: Cabinet of Ministers nominated by the president and approved by the Rada
Political parties: Block of Yuliya Tymoshenko-Batkivshchyna; Communist Party of Ukraine; European Party of Ukraine; Forward Ukraine!; Front of Change; Lytvyn Bloc; Our Ukraine; Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; Party of Regions; Party of the Defenders of the Fatherland; People's Movement of Ukraine; People's Party; Peoples' Self-Defense; PORA! (It's Time!) party; Progressive Socialist Party; Reforms and Order Party; Sobor; Social Democratic Party; Social Democratic Party; Socialist Party of Ukraine; Strong Ukraine; Ukrainian People's Party; United Center; Viche
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

Nominal GDP: $305.2 billion (2010 est.)
GDP per capita: $6,700 (2010 est.)
Annual GDP growth rate: 4.2% (2010 est.)
Natural resources: iron ore, coal, manganese, natural gas, oil, salt, sulfur, graphite, titanium, magnesium, kaolin, nickel, mercury, timber, arable land
Agriculture: grain, sugar beets, sunflower seeds, vegetables; beef, milk
Industry: coal, electric power, ferrous and nonferrous metals, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food processing
Trade: Export - Russia 24.1%, Turkey 5.9%, Italy 4.7% (2010) Import - Russia 33.9%, China 8.5%, Germany 8.1%, Poland 5.4%, Belarus 4.1% (2010)



Market Growth

General region↓ Total number of Internet users (thousands)↓ Internet Users per 100 inhab.↓ Total population (thousands)↓ GDP per capita↓ GDP total (thousands)↓ Mobile subscibers per 100 inhab.↓ Total number of mobile subscribers (thousands)↓
Europe 15300 33.3 46,008 $6656 $302679000 120.3 53100
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The hryvnia, sometimes hryvnya or grivna (Ukrainian: гривня; sign: ₴, code: (UAH), has been the national currency of Ukraine since September 2, 1996. The hryvnia is subdivided into 100 kopiyok. 

100 UAH in £GBP

100 UAH in $USD

100 UAH in €EUR


Approval Process

As part of the application process for a short code, you will need to complete a txtNation Customer Care Form (CCF)


Billing Types

We operate on Mobile Originated (MO) billed lines in Ukraine however it is Mobile Terminated (MT) for the network Kievstar. 

See forum entry "What are the SMS billing types available?" for more information on these billing types.


Shortcodes and Keywords

On our dedicated code in Ukraine, we operate on a 4 digit shortcode for each carrier. Adult content is available in the form of Bikini only. 



The current Ukraine rate of tax is available via Wikipedia. The out-payments on our rate cards are exclusive of VAT, so if you are VAT registered you can claim a higher outpayment than is shown.


Dedicated Codes 

Dedicated codes are available with a 2 - 5 week lead time depending on carrier availability, the carriers approve based on their backlog, the time of year, price point and service type. You can read more about Short Code Coverage, SMS Billing Services and Mobile Payments in Ukraine via the txtNation Gateway.


 The Ukraine has the following Mobile Payment options available, all of which fall under these regulations:

  • Premium SMS (P-SMS) including Short Code services
  • Operator Billing (Direct-to-bill)
  • WAP Billing
  • MSISDN Pass-through

Additional options for Mobile Payments and Messaging in the Ukraine include:

  • HLR Lookup
  • Bulk SMS

Note: This page is updated as frequently as possible when we are informed from the regulators or mobile operators in Ukraine of a change or update in regulations. There may be a latest version of Premium SMS, Mobile Payments or Short Code Regulations in Ukraine. Please contact your account manager for more information.

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