According to Bitcoin News Service it appears Russia is not the only Eastern European country not taking a liking to Tor. Belarus has now restricted access to the privacy-centric service as well. Of are, their strategy seems to work rather fine, which is rather troublesome for anyone looking to obtain more privacy when browsing the Internet.
According to TeleGeography Belarusian mobile infrastructure operator Belarusian Cloud Technologies (beCloud), which owns a 15-year licence to operate 4G LTE infrastructure in the 1710MHz-1730MHz/1805MHz-1825MHz and 2530MHz-2565MHz/2650MHz-2685MHz bands, has announced the commercial launch of 4G LTE in the regions, with LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) set to follow from 2017.
According to TeleGeography in the wake of Telekom Austria Group's (TAG's) recent acquisition of Belarusian fixed network operator Atlant Telecom and its subsidiary TeleSet from the private equity company ZUBR Capital and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) via Belarusian subsidiary velcom, the new owners have confirmed plans to develop its fixed networks, including upgrading its IPTV portfolio.
According to TeleGeography state-owned PTO Beltelecom says the number of people signed up to its 'YASNA' brand triple-play service - offering high speed internet, unlimited voice telephony and interactive television (ZALA) - passed the 100,000 mark on 1 December.