Telekom Austria Group to Offer Mobile Broadband Services in Belarus

The Telekom Austria Group has announced that Velcom, its Belarusian mobile subsidiary, will offer mobile broadband to its customers in cooperation with Belcel, a mobile communication service provider. The service will be based on CDMA 450/EV-DO Rev, a technology with data rates of up to 3.1 Mbit/s.

Velcom entered into an exclusive agreement with Belcel, the Belarusian mobile communications joint venture of BelTelecom and CIBBV, Netherlands, which is assigning its mobile broadband retail business to Velcom in exchange for a 50% revenue share.

"With this cooperation Velcom once again brings innovation and convenience to the market. This agreement provides our customers with a mature mobile broadband service and a future proof option to upgrade, once even more advanced technology becomes available in Belarus," says Helmut Duhs, Chief Executive Officer of Velcom.

"The cooperation concluded today allows Belcel to increase quality and capacity of its network significantly while customer service and sales of EV-DO mobile broadband services will be handled by the renown mobile communication operator Velcom", explains Konstantin Tikar, General Director of BelTelecom jointly with Fayez Al Araj, Chairman of BelCel.



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