Belarus is the CIS leader in the development of telecommunication services
Today it is hard to imagine our life without Internet, phones, and television. These technologies evolve over time. Today we can talk about digital government and smart homes, virtual phone stations, and interactive television. Beltelecom Director General Sergei SIVODEDOV explains how telecommunication technologies change our lives day by day and what new products can be tested now in the interview with the Economy of Belarus Magazine.
Thanks to close attention of the government, information and communication technologies in Belarus have made great advances in the last few years. What can you tell us about the results? How accessible are telecommunication technologies in Belarus in comparison with the neighboring countries?
In order to evaluate accomplishments of nations as they build an information society, the Inter national Telecommunication Union has established a handy index to measure the development of information and communication technologies. Last year Belarus was ranked 36th in the information and communication technologies (ICT) development index. The country has greatly improved its position in the last few years. In 2014 Belarus was ranked 38th, in 2010 it was 50th, and in 2008 it was 84th. Now Belarus is