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Country

Company Name

Belarusian Telecommunications Network CSJC

Ownership Type

Privately Held
State/Government Owned

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

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:).