Author: Mikhail Doroshevich
On June 1, 2005 Vladislav Kulaga, head of the Beltelecom Intrenational Commutation Centre Service Department informed that the number of internet users in Belarus totals 2 mln.
According to Vladislav Kulga, the data are based on the ITU calculations for the year of 2003 (1,409,780 internet users) and on the rate of growth in 2004-2005 evaluated by Beltelecom. At the same time, he noted that "there is no any unified methods for evaluation of the number of internet users and Beltelecom is not planning to develop such a methodology".
The average number of monthly bills for password-less internet access for 'non-password users', or those who have not registered with the ISP, accessing Beltelecom internet service, totals now 240 000. 23,5 thousand clients have signed Internet access agreements with Beltelecom.
According to ISPs assessments the volume of dial up services market totalled USD 24mln in 2004, which was USD 17mln than in 2003.
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