Belarus

Beltelecom to connect 100,000 Minsk apartments to GPON by 2015
Belarus reports 15-fold expansion in its international internet gateway since 2010
beCloud to launch LTE in Minsk in 2015
Velcom dips toe into fixed internet arena; Beltelecom to connect one millionth IPTV user
Belarus’ Cosmos TV offers 100Mbps for all
Cosmos TV deploys Teleste’s DOCSIS access hub to bring IP services to Minsk users
MTS Belarus extends Ethernet coverage in Minsk and other regional centres
MTS Belarus extends Ethernet coverage in Minsk and other regional centres
MTS Belarus deploys 3G technology on Minsk subway
MTS to upgrade more than 1,000 2G base stations in Minsk
ADN’s ‘Atlant Telecom’ brand connects 100,000 residential subscribers
Beltelecom to hike broadband internet prices from 23 June
Russian company ‘wants to buy’ MTS Belarus stake, ambassador says
Belarusian telco extends DVB-T coverage, paper says
Beltelecom says net profit reached USD84.2m in FY13; not planning to alter the cost of internet access this year
MTS Belarus secures fourth channel to boost 3G bandwidth
Belarus government fails to sell MTS stake at auction
BelCel to lose wireless spectrum
Beltelecom sums up 2013 achievements
Government cuts cost of MTS Belarus stake to USD863m
Belarusian cellco BelCel plans to relaunch on LTE-450 network, director says
MTS Belarus reports solid Q3: subscriber base up 3.7%, as 3G users top 1.2m
Belarus govt confident of raising USD800-900m through MTS sale
Belarus expands international internet gateway to 450Gbps
Beltelecom, Cosmos TV launch DVB-T2 services
MTS Belarus launches new fibre broadband offering
Belarusian govt once again sets its stall to sell MTS stake
Belarus’ mobile users top 10.94m in September, ministry reports
beCloud to test LTE-A
MTS Belarus kicks off implementation of IPv6 in its Ethernet network
MTS Belarus to add HD voice on 3G network
MTS Belarus plans FTTB rollout in Belarus, report says
Beltelecom sets 19 September date for presentation to sell state’s 51% stake in MTS Belarus
Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan eye end to roaming rates
Bandwidth boost at Beltelecom
beCloud to be only LTE network operator in Belarus
Velcom expands DC-HSDPA coverage and 3G capacity
MTS Belarus pushes ahead with DC-HSDPA upgrades
MoCI licenses new Belarusian telco, beCloud
MTS Belarus reports 5.26m subscribers at end-June
Belarus to get second national provider in shape of beCloud, paper says
MTS Belarus installed an additional 58 base stations in Q2 2013
MTS Belarus sale: govt will try again in 2014, sticks with USD1bn valuation
Beltelecom to deploy an additional 500 Wi-Fi hotspots ahead of 2014 Hockey World Cup
MTS Belarus breaks new ground with ‘unlimited mobile apps’ download service
BeST unveils network modernisation programme
Sale of MTS Belarus stake once again fails to attract interest
MTS Belarus extends mobile internet to 62 new localities
MTS Belarus says more than one million subscribers now use a smartphone
Velcom says CDMA service cut off in parts of Belarus due to partner switch-off
Beltelecom, AzTelekom to cooperate on direct communication channel
Belarusian minister confirms plans for LTE-A tests in 2013
Belarus continues quest to find suitor for MTS stake
MTS Belarus offers smartphones on instalment plans
MTS Belarus, beCloud mull joint LTE development plan
Beltelecom offers discount incentive to new byfly broadband subscribers
Velcom reports 15.4% rise in FY12 revenue
Beltelecom reveals more plans for internet capacity upgrade
Beltelecom to launch ‘Skype-like’ option; expands international gateway
Beltelecom and MTS ‘prolong permission’ to sell state’s stake in MTS Belarus
MTS Belarus switches on third 3G/3G+ frequency channel
Velcom begins implementation of third 3G frequency channel
ADN chief executive says Beltelcom’s ‘cheap’ broadband is a bar to investment
MTS Belarus reports 1.5m mobile internet subscribers in 2012
Belarus national PTO to raise broadband, IPTV rates
Beltelecom announces internet gateway capacity increased to 350Gbps
Velcom says 3G/3G+ network available to 100% of the urban population
Kazakhstan scoffs at suggestion it is interested in MTS Belarus
MTS planning fixed line launches in Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia
Beltelecom announces hike in international call rates
life:) ups international/roaming rates; MTS Belarus increases charges by 10%
MTS Belarus reports 13% rise in 3Q revenue; govt auction announcement expected soon
Turkcell linked with possible MTS Belarus bid
Beltelecom to up internet gateway capacity to 360Gbps
Govt refuses to budge on MTS Belarus asking price
MTS Belarus reports 800,000 3G mobile internet subscribers
MoCI may license third ISP to handle rising demand for international internet traffic
GTS to roll out DWDM network to Minsk, via Beltelecom partnership
Govt sets 2 November date to launch MTS auction process
MTS Belarus launches new smartphones and unlimited internet offer
Regulator to auction off state’s 51% stake in MTS Belarus this year, report says
Telecom regulators from six east European nations form new association
MTS Belarus reports 16% y-o-y dip in Q2 revenues
MTS Belarus launches low-cost ‘3G Lite’ service
life:) loses 600k subscribers in 1H12
Beltelecom targets two million Byfly and IPTV subscribers by September
MTS inaugurates ADSL service in Minsk
Belarusian operators announce ‘convergent cooperation’ plan
MTS Belarus marks ten years in business; signs up five-millionth subscriber
MTS rekindles interest in buying government’s MTS Belarus stake
BelCel to end WiLL tie-up with Beltelecom, considers LTE move
Scartel to quit Belarus on 11 June, reports claim
Beltelecom increases Russia, Ukraine call rates
No day of rest as Yota Bel sets Sunday launch date for LTE
Minister reaffirms it has no urgent need to divest MTS stake
Velcom increases revenues on back of Teradata solution
Russia’s Yota rushing to sell Belarusian business, report says
Beltelecom picks Huawei for commercial 100G WDM rollout; launches VoD
Belarus to launch national communications satellite system, paper says
Velcom owner selects Procera for Belarusian fixed and mobile deployment
2011 not the best for BeST, but subs base continues to grow
Belarus targets 1Q14 launch for new communication satellite
Telekom Austria: USD390m impairment charge in Belarus will impact ‘significantly’ on 2011 income
Belarus government clamps down on foreign website access
Beltelecom reports 1.15m byfly users, 430k IPTV subs
Beltelecom: no rise in internet traffic costs in 2012
Yota announces LTE rollout covering major regional centres of Belarus
MTS opts out of buying state’s 51% stake in MTS Belarus
Beltelecom, Huawei test 100G services in WDM network
MoCI invites 50 foreign firms to bid for MTS Belarus stake
Beltelecom’s byfly broadband base breaks 1m barrier
Authorities plan event to advertise sale of MTS stake
PTO launches new services on IMS
State to offload its 51% stake in MTS Belarus
MDC (Velcom) reports 27.2% rise in income; customers up too
Government to curtail Beltelcom’s monopoly on international traffic routing this year
Belarus home to 10.45m mobile users by end-June, Ministry says
Beltelecom to remain in state hands
Polkomtel interested in BelCel purchase?
Beltelecom holds tender to expand internet gateway to Russia
Beltelecom signs up 300,000th IPTV subscriber
Beltelecom picks ZTE for national GPON broadband project
Beltelecom extends ZALA IPTV to regions
Beltelecom CEO targeting strong broadband subscriber growth
Beltelecom goes Universal with triple-play offer
Government widens list of regulated services
MTS Belarus’ 3G network now covers 60% of population
Lukashenko slaps USD1 billion price tag on MTS Belarus stake
Minister claims Yota does not have LTE licence in Belarus
Ministry provides update on telecoms sector development
Beltelecom reports on business progress; reveals five-year strategy plan
Velcom expands 3G network
MTS Belarus’ 3G users topped 130,000 in September
Regulator grants BeST permission to test LTE
President Lukashenko will not take Beltelecom private
Telekom Austria acquires remaining 30% stake in Velcom
BelCel (Diallog) launches new C-motech CDMA router
MTS launches 3.5G network for 39% of Belarusians
Beltelecom announces full launch of new VoD library
Belarusian mobile base tops 9.9m
Beltelecom, Synterra ink transit deal
MTS Belarus hits 4.56m subs
Minister outlines Belarus’ targets for broadband growth in 2010
Beltelecom to launch DTT
Beltelecom launches mobile WiMAX network in capital
ITU provides financial support to Belarus
Velcom launches commercial UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ network
Beltelecom ups internet gateway to 37Gbps
Secret services allegedly snooping on cellcos’ databases
TA to snap up remaining Velcom shares by year-end
life:) reports 200,000 3G subscribers
ADN signs deal with Alca-Lu to offer Ethernet broadband solutions
Velcom receives nationwide 3G licence in Belarus
Belarus tightens noose on internet access
Velcom subs base tops 4.1 million, announces 3G launch plans
Beltelecom plans to more than double Byfly base in 2010
life:) breaks one million user barrier
life:) launches 3G network, claims a first for Belarus
Beltelecom, BelCel connect 100,000th WiLL user
Belarus approves MTS, Velcom 3G licences, report says
Beltelecom included in state’s 2009 privatisation plan
Beltelecom to be incorporated as JSC?
Do or do not, there is no try; Yota to deploy mobile WiMAX network in Belarus
Beltelecom unveils USD125m network development plan
MTS marks seven years in Belarus
Beltelecom to use Verimatrix content security for IPTV
Cosmos TV hits 50k broadband user mark; begins its shift towards digital broadcasting
Velcom launches 3.1Mbps mobile broadband service
Internet user base tops 3.1 million
Velcom EDGEs speeds up 20%
Ericsson Nikola Tesla wins Belarusian network expansion deal
Kosmos has 40,000 cable internet users
Cellcos to raise call rates, reports say
ISPs get green light to offer Wi-Fi
Broadband user base tops 250,000-mark in 2008
BeST: Turkcell aims for 30%-plus market share by 2010
Minister targets 1.7 million fixed broadband users by 2010
Ministry hints at September 2009 date for 3G licences
Velcom reports 3Q results
Beltelecom international monopoly will be revoked by 2011
Belarus passes new amendments on telecoms law
Beltelecom’s byfly broadband service tops 100,000 subscribers
Velcom adds 169,000 new subs in 2Q
Turkcell inks deal to acquire 80% of BeST for USD500m
Beltelecom introduces Minsk IPTV service
Belarus begins first hearing on amendments to telecoms law
Belarus to issue tender for 3G licences
Belarus ups internet gateway capacity to 4.5Gbps
Government sets USD500m price tag on BeST stake
Beltelecom: communications investment to reach USD150 million in 2008
Turkcell to buy majority stake in BeST?
Beltelecom awards IPTV contract to ZTE
Minister of Communications: Belarus has 170,000 broadband users
Government: no plans to liberalise the telecoms market anytime soon
Deputy minister forecasts half a million broadband users by 2010
Government predicts mobile user base to top eight million by end-2010
MTS Belarus reports strong growth in 2007
Telekom Austria Group releases year-end subscriber figures
Beltelecom launched 105 Wi-Fi hot spots in 2H 2007
Beltelecom reviews progress in 2007
Government: no plans to sell BeST shares
Telekom Austria completes purchase of MDC stake
Cosmos TV to provide 24/7 internet service
BeST deploys Alca-Lu and Amdocs support systems
Beltelecom to deploy NGN for multiservice data networks
Telekom Austria buys Belarusian cellco MDC
Telekom Austria edges closer to Velcom acquisition
Synterra, Beltelecom to build trans-border fibre link
Telekom Austria remains tight-lipped on possible Belarus mobile purchase
Velcom is Telekom Austria’s target, says paper
Telekom Austria eyes Belarus
Ministry to launch internet access tender for ISPs
Velcom sold to Cypriot-based SB Telecom
BeST’s network investment reaches USD200m mark; reports 156,000 subscribers
Beltelecom begins Wi-Fi tests
Belarus’ universal service tender fails to attract interest
MTS content with the status quo in Belarus
Beltelecom lights fibre-optic node on Belarus-Russia border
Ministry launches 2007/08 universal services tender
Beltelecom cuts internet access rates
Velcom introduces pilot 3G network in Mogilev
Beltelecom and BelCel to launch Belarusian WiLL network
Velcom investments total USD402 million
Beltelecom launches Ethernet equipment tender
Beltelecom calms fears over possible price rises
MDC to invest USD140 million in 2007; BeST hits the 62,000 subscriber mark
Belarus publishes ‘health check’ on state of telecoms industry
Beltelecom, Rostelecom complete cross-border fibre tie-up
MDC reports 2.56 million subs at end-October
MTS Belarus reports revenues of USD138.1 million in 1H 2006
Government approves communication development programme for 2006-2010
BeST announces network expansion plan
MDC unveils USD100 million investment plan
MTS launches EDGE in capital
State Committee on Radio Frequencies will be attached to the Security Council
BeST plots network expansion
Ericsson wins in Belarus
BelCel launches EV-DO network in Minsk
President calls for market liberalisation
MDC reports 2.21 million subscribers as at 1 June
BeST reports 8,500 subscribers at 1 June
Belarusian communications minister seeks investors for wireless internet development
MDC reports 2.14 million mobile users
Beltelecom to open data centre in 2Q
Velcom investments total USD310 million
Belarusian cellcos test 3G
MDC sets up trial 3G network
BelCel completes migration to CDMA-450 network
Belarus to get full DVB coverage by 2015
Ministry bans home internet access
Ministry to increase international capacity to 8Gbps by 2010
MDC subscriber base tops two million mark
Ministry plans to build new broadband internet backbone
Velcom rolls out additional base stations to boost coverage
Ministry announces plans to license Wi-Fi
BelCel to up capacity to 260,000 numbers in 2006
MDC ups 2006 investment by 30%
Newcomer BeST targeting low-end users
4.09 million mobile subscribers in Belarus
Alcatel China opens Belarus office
Third GSM operator will launch on Wednesday
International numbering plan introduced
Velcom’s customer base rises to 1.7 million
Beltelecom to expand fibre-optic reach
Belarus to test 4G
Pilot WiMax to be launched by end-2005
Belpochta launches 40 new PIAPs
‘e-Belarus programme’ behind schedule
Mobile users grow 48% in 2005
BeST contracts Alcatel for new equipment
Internet users increase 50% in 2004
MTS contracts Alcatel
Government completes VoIP investigation
Beltelecom contracts Ericsson for modernisation
MTS gets new director
MTS selects Siemens
New Law on Telecommunications
Belcel outlines 2005/06 priorities
Velcom inks second deal – this time with Siemens
Velcom awards Ericsson GSM expansion contract
BeST and Siemens sign MoU for WiMax
MTS celebrates third birthday
BeST selects Alcatel for GSM expansion
Beltelecom and Intersputnik create satellite company
MTS splashes the ca$h
Country boasts two million internet users
New radio communications law
BeST selects potential suppliers for GSM rollout
Minister predicts four million mobile users by end-2005
No improvement in internet market
Velcom launches free MMS
BeST launches equipment tender
The state of play in Belarus
Lukashenko reveals plans for mobile sector
Fixed line market to be liberalised in 2007
BeST awarded GSM licence
Belpochta to launch 40 PIAPs
Cosmos TV to expand reach
Government increases BelCel share
Mobile price reductions will occur in 3Q
BeST applies for GSM licence
8% rise in GSM users in two months
No more NMT-450 for BelCel
BelCel celebrates two-year anniversary with 100,000 CDMA users
Wireless subscriptions double in 2004
Wireless players see widespread network expansion
Beltelecom network modernisation under way
Velcom places Siemens order
Third GSM licence attracting interest
Siemens wins USD200 million deal from MTS
Mobile TeleSystems boosts customer base to 15.24 million
Mobile TeleSystems boosts customer base to 15.24 million
Mobile TeleSystems boosts customer base to 15.24 million
KGB arrest cellco management
Belcel launches 3G under Diallog banner
Velcom achieves major milestone