According to TeleGeography Belarusian altnet velcom, part of the A1 Telekom Austria Group which from next month is merging with sister firms Atlant Telecom and TeleSat to become VELCOM, has revealed plans to increase its fibre-optic footprint in 2018, expanding its GPON network in a number of new cities, including Brest, Polotsk, Novopolotsk and Zhlobin.
According to BelTA transformations in the Belarusian IT sector will catch the interest of foreign business, Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich said as he opened the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Minsk on 28 November.
According to BelTA Belarus intends to actively promote the economic digitization initiative in the Eastern Partnership, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told the media after the Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels on 24 November
According to TeleGeography belarusian fixed network operator Atlant Telecom and its subsidiary TeleSet, both of which were purchased from ZUBR Capital and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) by A1 Telekom Austria Group (TAG), through a deal brokered in December 2016, will be transferred to a single legal entity - unitary enterprise (UE) VELCOM - effective 1 December 2017.
According to BelTA digital technology will be in the spotlight of the meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Central European Initiative in Minsk on 28 November, Irina Starovoitova, chairperson of the Council of the Republic 's permanent commission on education, science, culture and social development, the head of the National Assembly's Delegation to the CEI Parliamentary Dimension, told a press conference in BelTA's press center.
According to BelTA Belarus is one of the leaders in the digitization of economy in the Eastern Partnership program, Dirk Schuebel, the head of the division for bilateral relations with the Eastern Partnership countries in the European External Action Service, said at the Minsk Forum.