Beltelecom, AzTelekom to cooperate on direct communication channel

25 Apr 2013

Belarus’s Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Nikolai Pantelei, has told reporters that his government is working with counterparts in Azerbaijan to establish a direct communication channel between the two nations. Speaking at a bilateral ICT forum, Pantelei said that national PTO Beltelecom and AzTelekom in Azerbaijan have signed a memorandum of cooperation to work on the necessary regulation of communications as part of the plan to establish traffic exchange links between Belarus and Azerbaijan. The tie-up will enable both telcos to cut transmission costs in intra-country data traffic, he said. Echoing his thoughts, the Azerbaijani communications minister Ali Abbasov is quoted by BelTA as saying: ‘Azerbaijan is located on the outskirts of Asia, Belarus is in the heart of Europe. Therefore, such cooperation has big prospects.’

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