According to TeleGeography Belarusian mobile operator Mobile Digital Communications, operating under the Velcom banner, has extended its W-CDMA/HSPA+ network to Braslav in the Vitebsk region and to the Silichi Ski Resort, near Minsk. As a result of the upgrade Velcom subscribers in these areas can now access a range of advanced services such as video calls, mobile TV or online TV it said, as well as benefiting from higher connection speeds when surfing on the internet. Velcom completed the construction phase of its 3G/3.5G network covering cities with a population of at least 30,000 in November 2010. At that date it said the total number of settlements equipped with HSPA+ enabled base transceiver stations (BTS) reached 81, a figure which had climbed to around 110 by the year end.
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