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11 May 2022, 19:10

Three 5G technology deployment options under consideration in Belarus

MINSK, 11 May (BelTA) – Three strategies to introduce 5G technology have been worked out in Belarus, BelTA learned from First Deputy Communications and Informatization Minister Pavel Tkach.

Pavel Tkach said: “The 5G technology is the most promising technology and the technology the ministry and consumers look forward to most strongly. Three variants of the strategy to introduce 5G have been worked out. Each has pros and cons for the operating company and for the government as far as technical, organizational, and financial models are concerned. A working group will have to evaluate them. We intend to make the final decision on choosing the strategy soon.”

The official remarked that everyone is aware of 5G network benefits – low signal lag, high data transfer speeds (about ten times as fast as the current 4G technology), and the possibility of building several network layers, which will operate independently and will not interfere with each other.

“The construction of the 4G network is also nearing completion. Belarus' entire territory will be covered by 2023. The construction of individual segments in Grodno Oblast is nearly finished. To make it happen, the relevant measures had been taken to free radio frequencies and coordinate the release of the radio bands with the neighbors,” the first deputy communications and informatization minister said.

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