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Mikhail Doroshevich
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September 2017

"Digital transformation": To what extent is the country ready to embrace it?
Mikhail Doroshevich, Marina Sokolova
e-baltic.ORG / Baltic Internet Policy Initiative
July 2017

Online Media in Baltic States
Mikhail Doroshevich
e-baltic.ORG / Baltic Internet Policy Initiative
March 2017

Awareness and involvement in activities of civil society organizations
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January 2017

Internet Governance in Belarus
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November 2016


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Belarus eager to earn some $4m from "Google tax" in 2018
According to BelTA the Belarusian Tax and Duties Ministry intends to receive about $4 million in 2018 by collecting VAT from foreign providers of digital services.

Belarus' Integral to develop new integrated circuits Economy
According to BelTA the Belarusian company Integral will develop new integrated circuits under the project of the state innovative development program for 2016-2020, Chairman of the State Science and Technology Committee Alexander Shumilin noted as he visited the company on 4 January.

MTS Belarus to launch LTE in 80 new cities/towns in 1H18

Belarus now on par with Singapore in IT thanks to Digital Economy Development Ordinance
According to BelTA with the Digital Economy Development Ordinance in effect, Belarus will become a Singapore-like country in the IT sphere, BelTA learned from Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich.

Debureaucratization in IT offers new opportunities for Belarus' startups
According to BelTA the removal of bureaucratic obstacles in Belarus' IT sector opens up new opportunities for small companies, startups, and gifted young people in the first place, Viktor Prokopenya, a big IT businessman, said in an interview with the SB.Belarus Segodnya newspaper when commenting on the digital economy development ordinance.

Beltelecom hooks up 200,000th GPON subscriber in Minsk region
According to TeleGeography Belarusian state-owned national PTO Beltelecom has connected its 200,000th Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Networks (GPON) high speed internet subscriber in the region of Minsk, connecting a household in Borisovan to its network and handing the subscriber a free annual pass to its triple-play 'YASNA 100' broadband plan in the process.

beCloud to launch 5G test zone in Minsk early next year
According to TeleGeography national infrastructure provider Belarusian Cloud Technologies (beCloud) will launch a full fifth-generation test zone in the capital Minsk in early 2018, says its deputy director Michael Duka.

Belarus' central bank okay with cryptocurrencies in Hi-Tech Park
According to BelTA Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) Pavel Kallaur believes that cryptocurrencies can definitely be used in international deals of resident companies of the Hi-Tech Park.

Belarus' vice premier: Draft decree on digital economy development approved
According to BelTA We have dotted all the "i-s" in what concerns the decree to develop digital economy in the country, Belarus' Vice Premier Vladimir Semashko told the media after the meeting chaired by the Belarusian president on 21 December.

Belarus becomes first country to legislate smart contract
According to BelTA Belarus has become the first country in the world to legislate the smart contract, Denis Aleinikov, a senior partner in the Aleinikov&Partners law firm, noted during a meeting between Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and representatives of the business community on 22 December.

Lukashenko signs ordinance to develop digital economy
According to BelTA Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has signed the Ordinance "Concerning the development of the digital economy".

Belarus' Hi-Tech Park revenue to hit $1bn in 2017
According to BelTA Belarus' Hi-Tech Park will report $1 billion in revenue by the end of 2017, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko said at a joint session of the Belarusian parliament on 20 December.

Five Cities in One central to SDG effort in Minsk
According to BelTA in trying to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Minsk is guided by the formula Five Cities in One

EaPConnect upgrades Belarus GEANT link to 10 Gbps

beCloud to double 4G BTS in 2018
According to TeleGeography Belarusian Cloud Technologies (beCloud), the firm tasked with deploying Belarus' national 4G infrastructure, says it will almost double the total number of 4G LTE base stations in service next year.

Belarusian telco velcom has launched NB-IoT network services in Minsk
According to TeleGeography Belarusian telco velcom has launched NB-IoT network services in Minsk, claiming a country first.


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