3G UMTS Frequency Bands
Belarusian Telecommunications Network CSJC began operations in November 2004, and obtained its GSM licence in March 2005. The joint stock company was formed between government-owned Beltelecom, and a now defunct government-owned research firm. In 2008 the company was purchased by Turkcell, with the government retaining a minority share.
The company operates 2G GSM services on 900 and 1800 MHz bands, and in 2009 launched 3G services over the B1 (2100 MHz) band, later upgraded to DC-HSPA+ in 2010.
Belarus has an unusual method of deploying LTE services, where the government as part of their Unified Republican Data Network initiative has elected a single infrastructure provider Belarussian Cloud Technologies (beCloud) to provide the physical LTE-A radio access network over B3 (1800 MHz) and B7 (2600 MHz) bands, which is in turn leased to Life:).