Author: Mikhail Doroshevich
According to the programme of Social and Economical development of Belarus for 2006-2010 adopted by President Lukashenko on June 9, 2006, the number of mobile phone users is to be increased by 1,5 and totaled 6 mln.
At present, there are 4 mobile operators in Belarus with 4,8 mln subscribers.
It is also panned to extend fixed telephone network and to achieve telephone density of 38 per 100 people (in 2005 the indicator was 35 for 100 inhabitants of the country).
The programme states the priorities of telecommunications sector development: liberalization of the telecommunications market within the framework of Belarus's joining WTO, telecommunications networks' modernization, development of Belarusian segment of Internet, more effective mail services, introduction of electronic workflow, e-commerce and other IT applications.
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