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Belarus set to launch 4G networks in 2016

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The 4G telecommunication technology will appear in Belarus after the New Year, First Deputy Minister of Communication and Informatization Dzmitry Shadko told Belarus 1 TV channel.

The tests on the forth-generation telecommunication equipment are under way in Minsk, he said. All telecom operators in Belarus has built a 3G network with the maximum data transfer speed at slightly over 40 Mbit/secod. The forth-generation technology make it possible to transfer data in LTE networks with the speed of up to 600 Mbit/second.

The deputy minister said 4G will be already available from January 1, 2016.