According to TeleGeography Belarusian communications and IT minister Nikolai Pantelei says that the country will begin testing fourth-generation LTE Advanced (LTE-A) services in 2013, BelTA reports. The trials will be carried out by domestic mobile operator MTS Belarus, a joint venture between the government and Russian powerhouse Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), and Belarusian cloud technology firm becloud.
According to TeleGeography Belarusí deputy prime minister Anatoly Kalinin reportedly told a press conference that the government is still in the hunt for an investor to buy its stake in mobile network operator MTS Belarus and that its policy Ďremains unchangedí.
According to BelTA The Presidential Administration, the government and the Operational and Analytical Center of the President of the Republic of Belarus need to team up for the development of proposals on the organization that would specialize in IT penetration in Belarus. The Belarusian leader made the relevant statement at his annual State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly on 19 April.
According to TeleGeography Belarusian news agency BelTA reports that domestic mobile carrier MTS Belarus and Belarusian Cloud Technologies (beCloud) are discussing plans to cooperate in the development of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in the country.