According to BelTA The Operations and Analysis Center under the President of Belarus has compiled a list of telecom operators, which have the right to transfer international traffic and connect to telecom networks of other countries.
The list has been laid down by Operations and Analysis Center order No. 91 of 6 December 2012, BelTA has learned.
The list includes only two entities: the national unitary telecommunication enterprise Beltelecom and the national unitary enterprise National Traffic Exchange Center.
At present Beltelecom remains an active player on the market of external Internet connectivity. Created in line with Belarus President decree No. 515 “Measures to develop the data network in the Republic of Belarus” of 30 September 2010, the National Traffic Exchange Center is designed to encourage the market development, too. The institution has the right to transfer international traffic and connect to foreign telecom networks. The body is in charge of protecting the united nation-wide data network from unauthorized access, enabling interaction between data networks, organizing payments for connecting data networks to the united nation-wide data network, and other functions.
There are plans to use tenders in the future to choose companies, which have the right to transfer international traffic and connect to foreign telecom networks. The previous tender to enable telecom operators to transfer international traffic and connect to foreign telecom networks was unsuccessful.
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