Belarusian Deputy PM sees LTE frequencies tendered by Sep 2011

MINSK, Nov 26 (PRIME-TASS) -- Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Burya said Friday a tender for frequencies to provide fourth generation (4G) mobile services via Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in the country was expected to be held by September 2011.

The state commission for radio frequencies has already approved holding a tender for 4G frequencies, Burya said.

One of the country's mobile operators, BeST, said in mid-November it had obtained regulatory permission to test a 4G LTE network. BeST is expected to submit the results of the test to the regulator by May 1, 2011, a spokesperson for the company said.

Belarus' three mobile operators, Velcom, MTS Belarus, and BeST, currently provide mobile services in third generation (3G) UMTS mobile standard and GSM standard, which is regarded as second generation standard.


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