Belarus 3G license granted to Telekom Austria The Belarusian subsidiary of Telekom Austria has been awarded a countrywide 3G licence, at a price of ?9.5 million and it will run until August 24, 2017. In order to support the 3G network, Velcom's mobile network is already undergoing up gradation at a rate of 10 base stations per day.

After striking a reseller deal with CDMA operator Belcel in May 2009, Velcom has been selling mobile broadband services to its customers in Belarus. As per the 50-50 revenue sharing agreement, Velcom offered Internet services running on Belcel's EV-DO network, which at the time was capable of supporting connection speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps.

Velcom has the second largest share of the market with 4 million customers; following MTS which currently has the largest share of the market with 4.52 million subscribers.


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