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MINSK, 21 September (BelTA) – The cellular communication technology LTE will be deployed in all the district capitals of Belarus by the end of the year, BelTA learned from Belarusian Communications and Informatization Minister Sergei Popkov on 21 September.
At present LTE is available to 60% of the Belarus population. “By the end of the year we will extend the coverage to virtually all the district capitals,” noted the official.
Sergei Popkov said that the development of the cellular communication network in Belarus continues. 3G penetration stands at 96.5% of the country's territory, which is home to 99.9% of the Belarusians.
The rollout of the fourth-generation cellular communication services began in December 2015. At present LTE is available to residents of Minsk, the oblast capitals, and major district capitals.