Awash in Mobile Phones, Belarusians are Ready to Call Your Business!
The state controls the only provider of fixed-line telephone service, which is a large part of the reason that the country is falling behind its neighbors when it comes to the number of landlines, the quality of service and the reliability of the network. Although fixed-line teledensity has improved recently, rural areas are still underserved.
It is the mobile sector, however, where Belarus really shines. Several GSM mobile networks are experiencing incredible growth. There is now more than one cellular phone for every resident of Belarus. Belarus is a member of the Trans-European Line (TRL), and it is connected by fiber optic cable to Latvia, Poland and Ukraine.
The country has more than 5 million Internet users
who are serviced by around 300,000 Internet hosts. In a nation of around 9.5 million people, that means more than half of the country is online.