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Beltelecom deploys GPON in Rogachev

20 Aug 2015

State owned fixed and broadband operator Beltelecom has announced the latest expansion of its large-scale Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Networks (GPON) programme in all the regions of the Republic, adding the city of Rogachev (aka Rahachow) in the Gomel Region. The telco says it connected its first customer in the city on 28 January this year as part of the pilot rollout phase, but has now connected 2,400 customers to its GPON network – a figure it aims to boost to 3,000 by the year end. The telco’s next generation fibre infrastructure currently offers high speed broadband of up to 100Mbps and allows Beltelecom to offer value added services (VAS) such as IPTV and video-on-demand (VoD).

TeleGeography notes that Beltelecom closed out 2014 with a total of 2.044 million fixed internet subscribers – including 290,000 GPON users – having connected 160,000 net new users to its fibre services last year. The technology supports ultra-high speed connections of up to 1Gbps and is capable of delivering triple-play services of television, broadband access and voice telephony on a single cable. Work on the rollout of GPON infrastructure began in the capital Minsk in 2011 and the fibre-optic technology is now being deployed in regional and district centres where Beltelecom is upgrading its networks.

Belarus, Beltelecom

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