News Emitel helps rebuild TV and radio broadcasting in Ukraine

Emitel donated another batch of radiotelecommunication equipment for the reconstruction of the broadcasting network in Ukraine. Delivery of 50 pieces of TV transmitters will enable the resumption and maintenance of stable transmission of TV signal in the liberated areas of the country.

As a result of the Russian rocket attacks and bombing, several dozen Ukrainian broadcasting centers were damaged. The relaunch and maintenance of television and radio broadcasting is essential for the security of citizens, not least in view of the information war being waged by Russia. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Emitel has been supporting the Ukrainian government in the successive reconstruction of critical broadcasting infrastructure.

In May this year Emitel organized a technical and logistics point in the eastern part of the country, where the company’s experts configure and prepare for the transport of telecommunication and radiotelecommunication equipment. The equipment is shipped successively. Currently, Emitel has handed over 50 DVB-T transmitters to the Ukrainian side for terrestrial television broadcasting. In addition, an initiative has been taken to involve other European broadcast network operators within Broadcast Networks Europe (BNE). Thanks to this cooperation, supplies of necessary equipment, including TV and VHF transmitters and antennas, reach Poland and then Ukraine.

– When pictures of bombed Ukrainian towns and villages, including the destroyed TV tower in Kiev, circulated around the world in February this year, we immediately made contact with the Ukrainian authorities and offered our help. Our colleagues from telecommunication companies in Ukraine risk their lives fighting to maintain communications and broadcasting capabilities of Ukrainian television and radio. We know very well how important it is to reach out to citizens with news and other broadcasts that show the true picture of the events of this cruel war and maintain the spirit of the fight. This would not have been possible without a constant supply of appropriate equipment and facilities – said Andrzej Kozłowski, President of the Management Board of Emitel S.A.

Emitel has been involved in helping Ukraine since the beginning of the war. In cooperation with Polish broadcasters, radio and television broadcasts in the Ukrainian language were launched for refugees staying in Poland. Women and children fleeing from the war need safe shelter, a substitute for normal life, to be able to find work, schools or kindergartens, so in addition to material and financial support, the company has also decided to adapt one of the administrative buildings in Poznań for refugees from Ukraine. Importantly, the last finishing work was done by the employees themselves of Emitel as part of the employee volunteering. Currently there are about 25 people in this location, who are looked after by the association “Warto razem”, which has a lot of experience in helping the citizens of Ukraine.

– I am very glad that Emitel employees are also actively involved in helping the fighting Ukraine; they often devote their private time supporting Ukrainian refugees in Poland. As a company, we will continue to provide material and in-kind support to our friends from Ukraine. We know how much the Ukrainian people look forward to the end of the war and the possibility of rebuilding the country. When this happens, we will be ready to share our knowledge and experience in the construction of modern telecommunications infrastructure – added Andrzej Kozłowski, President of the Management Board of Emitel S.A.