BelTA news agency writes that Belarusian Cloud Technologies (beCloud) plans to establish a second nationwide universal access data network in the Republic, to compete with incumbent PTO Beltelecom. The announcement was revealed by Vladimir Anishchenko, president of the council of the Infopark association, at a meeting this week to discuss the government’s best practice on digital services. According to Mr Anishchenko, the large-scale introduction of ICT should be carried out as part of wider public private partnerships. In his opinion, the state does not have the requisite resources to fully finance the country’s informatisation processes, but investors can be invited for implementing such projects.
beCloud was set up to implement innovative ICT-based projects in Belarus. Its founders are the Belarusian enterprise National Data Peering Center (51%) and Russian businessman Konstantin Nikolayev (49%) – a co-owner of several major transport companies.