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Belarus government: 5G plans will be developed in 2019

Staff Writer | January 30, 2017
The Republic of Belarus plans to begin developing the implementation of fifth-generation mobile services starting from the first half of 2019.
Telecommunications   Socio-Economic development of Belarus
"Programme of Socio-Economic development of Belarus, 2016-2020" was approved by the Council of Ministers. reports that as part of the government’s five-year policy programme, moves to realise commercial 5G services will take into account the adoption of the preferred standard agreed upon by the ITU – currently pending – but targets data speeds of up to 7Gbps in the long term.

In addition, the country is also planning to develop its fibre infrastructure, and targets rollout of some 10,000km of fibre-optic lines direct to the consumer, over the course of the policy programme.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in December 2016 mobile infrastructure operator Belarusian Cloud Technologies (beCloud) announced that it is doing all it can to ensure that 5G technology starts being rolled out in Belarus from 2017.

BeCloud owns a 15-year licence to operate 4G LTE infrastructure in the 1710MHz-1730MHz/1805MHz-1825MHz and 2530MHz-2565MHz/2650MHz-2685MHz bands.