Author: Mikhail Doroshevich
Belarus is negotiating with Siemens and Ericsson, in order to launch 4G pilot projects. That was an announcement made by Minister of communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Goncharenko at the press-conference held on Friday, November 25.
Minister Goncharenko informed that he met with Siemens representatives on November 24. Before he negotiated about the project with Ericsson.
It is planned a new, fifth, mobile operator will provide 4G services. But the Minister haven't specified whether it will be a state-owned company.
As of November 2005, there were 3,74 mln mobile phone users. There are four mobile operators in Belarus: Velcom, MTS (GSM 900/1800 standard),BelCel (NMT450 and IMT-MC-450 standards), BeST which is planning to put its network into operation by the end of 2005.
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