According to TeleGeography Mobile network operator (MNO) A1 Belarus, working in partnership with ZTE of China, has launched a 5G standalone architecture (SA) network in test mode, claiming a first for the eastern European country. The fully-fledged 5G SA network uses the 3.5GHz band and has been set up at a number of locations in Minsk including October Square (covering A1's head office and in the area near the Palace of the Republic) and Great Stone industrial park. Further test sites are already earmarked for the premises of the Minsk-Arena multifunctional cultural and sports complex and near the Minsk Sports Palace.
According to BelTA the United Nations Development Program in Belarus is recruiting a team of personnel to set up an acceleration lab, BelTA learned from UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Alexandra Solovieva during a videoconference held on 21 May to discuss results of the Small Towns project of the UNDP and the Economy Ministry.
According to BelTA the Office of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Belarus in collaboration with the Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs and MTS mobile network operator with financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland will hold a series of free webinars for parents, elementary school children and teenagers to educate them about Internet safety.
According to BelTA as many as 82 companies have been registered as resident companies of the Hi-Tech Park. They are the first companies to be allowed to become residents of Belarus' Hi-Tech Park in 2020.