European telecoms mobilise free services for Ukrainian refugees

European telecoms providers have taken measures to improve the humanitarian situation created by the Ukrainian conflict. Measures include free international calls to Ukraine, the distribution of SIM cards to refugees, and free Wi-Fi in refugee camps. 

Operators involved include Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Proximus, Vodafone, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Proximus and Vivacom.

There have been proposals to reduce and even to eliminate roaming costs in Ukraine as well. However, implementation is more difficult as it requires receiving operator’s agreement.