Minsvyazi reports 2.1m byfly broadband users for Beltelecom

31 Jul 2015

Belarus’ Ministry of Communications and Informatisation (Minsvyazi) has reportedly issued a statement confirming that the country’s state-owned telco Beltelecom had more than 2.1 million ‘byfly’ broadband subscribers at 1 July 2015. Telecompaper quotes the ministry as saying that the PTO added a net 90,700 high speed internet subscribers in the year to end-June, while over the same period the number of public Wi-Fi hotspots in service climbed by 42,500 to 345,000. Further, Beltelecom is seeing strong demand for its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network based on Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology, with subscribers here reaching 423,000 by 30 June, up from 289,600 a year earlier, IPTV customers climbed 81,400 to approximately 1.1 million, and ZALA-branded over-the-top (OTT) subscribers rose to 4,500.