Ukrainians will soon be able to use Wi-Fi while travelling by Intercity

With the support of the Ministry of Digital Transformation team, about 30,000 Starlinks are currently operating in Ukraine. Some of them were allocated to provide Wi-Fi for Intercity trains. Ukrzaliznytsia is already gradually implementing the technology. Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov and Chairman of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia Oleksandr Kamyshin tested internet via Starlink while travelling.

“The team of the Ministry of Digital Transformation is actively implementing progressive ideas and is looking for innovative solutions for the use of Starlinks. Together with Ukrzaliznytsia, we have made sure that the terminals work efficiently while travelling. The Ministry of Digital Transformation has already handed over 450 Starlinks for the needs of Ukrzaliznytsia. In early February, we will deliver another batch so that Ukrainians could use Wi-Fi while they travel. This proves once again that Ukraine is the best place for progressive technological solutions,” said Mykhailo Fedorov.

According to Oleksandr Kamyshin, by the end of the year all high-speed Intercity+ trains will be connected to the internet via Starlink. This will allow Ukrainians to watch movies, send messages or work while on a trip.

“Ukrzaliznytsia strives to improve the service for passengers even during a full-scale invasion. Together with the team of the Ministry of Digital Transformation, we tested internet via Starlink in a high-speed Intercity+ train. The results are positive: the average internet speed per port is 65.7 mbps, and uninterrupted internet access was available during 96.7% of the journey. Next, we plan to start the process of installing equipment, focusing on making internet via Starlink available to passengers of all Intercity+ trains by the end of the year,” said Oleksandr Kamyshin, Chairman of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia.

During the full-scale war, Ukraine became one of the countries with the largest number of Starlinks. Recently, with the assistance of the Ministry of Digital Transformation, Ukraine received a new and largest batch of Starlinks from Poland. 8,000 terminals were sent to the military, to the Points of Invincibility, and to support the energy and social spheres. The terminals enable critical infrastructure to continue operating even in extremely difficult conditions, and our military to gain a competitive advantage over the enemy.