life:) launches 3G network, claims a first for Belarus

3 Nov 2009

Belarusian Telecommunications Network (BeST), which trades under the banner life:), has launched the country’s first 3G network offering high speed internet connectivity at speed of up to 7.2Mbps and providing new services such as videocalling. The operator, which is 80%-owned by Turkish telecoms company Turkcell, with the remaining 20% in the hands of the Republic of Belarus, says that its 3G/3.5G network is available to residents in the capital Minsk and other major cities. Local news portal e-Belarus.org says BeST is looking to deploy 500 3G base stations which will provide coverage in all cities with a population of 50,000 people. 70% of Belarus’ population is expected to have access to 3G life:) services by the end of this year. life:) currently has more than 600,000 subscribers.

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