The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has published the ICT Development Index (IDI) for 2024

The Index measures progress towards the realization of the concept of universal and meaningful connections, defined as the possibility of equal access to the Internet for everyone, at an affordable price, anywhere and at any time with minimal costs.

The Republic of Belarus improved its position in seven indicators out of nine, with two indicators - the cost of fixed broadband basket (as a % of GNI per capita) and the number of people with a cell phone (%) - being the highest (100%).

Belarus is achieving success in ICT development

The Ministry of Communications, as a regulatory body, carries out wide-range work aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, which are within the competence of the Ministry.

The implementation of a number of activities on the construction and modernization of telecommunication networks, the construction of fiber-optic communication lines directly to the consumer, and the development of cellular mobile telecommunication networks contributed to the implementation of the tasks required to achieve the SDGs.

"TIBO-2024" in numbers

260 exhibiting companies from 5 countries took part in the exhibition, of which 20% were foreign companies

26 cooperation agreements were signed

about 50 thematic events took place

88 thousand people visited "TIBO" in 4 days

Colorful footage from the exhibition and reviews from participants - in the story of the TIBO film crew!

Belarus ranks 22nd in terms of access to ICT among 132 countries of the world

Belarus ranked 22nd in terms of access to ICT among 132 countries of the world according to the Global Innovation Index for 2023.

For reference: access to ICT is a composite index that assigns weight coefficients to 4 indicators (25% each):

Percentage of the population covered by mobile networks (at least 3G, at least LTE/WiMAX);

The number of mobile cellular subscribers per 100 residents;

International Internet bandwidth (bps) per Internet user;

The percentage of households with Internet access.

The Communications Administration of Belarus participates in the joint meeting of the RSS Commission on Postal Communications

On May 17, 2024, the 56/45th joint meeting of the RSS Postal Communications Commission, the Council of RSS Postal Operators and their working bodies was held, which was attended by Svetlana Konstantinovna Shimanskaya, Head of the Postal Communications Department of the Ministry of Communications and Informatization, Elena Drozdovich, First Deputy Director General of RUE Belpochta, and specialists of RUE Belpochta.

Ministry of Communications: development of telecommunications and data transmission networks in Belarus

The Ministry of Communications of Belarus continues to actively develop the country's information and communication infrastructure, providing modern telecommunication services for the state, business and citizens.

To date, 170 telecommunication operators have a license in the field of telecommunications.

Beltelecom actively switches subscribers to the IMS platform, providing a wide range of telecommunications services.

Today the postal network in the Republic of Belarus has more than 4 thousand postal facilities

28 postal operators in the Republic of Belarus have a license to provide public postal services for sending of postal items, accepting subscriptions to printed media and their delivery.

Innovations and achievements in the field of postal services, implemented recently on the basis of IT-technologies, include the development of the national postal electronic system, electronic prepayment system, “Mobile Postman” and pre-postage processing services, as well as the expansion of the parcel lockers network.

ITU Workshop: Exchange of experience in the collection and analysis of telecommunication/ICT statistics in Bishkek

The training seminar of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) "Informed digital development: exchange of experience in the field of collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics in the field of telecommunications/ICT" has started, which takes place from April 22 to 25 in Bishkek.

Natalia Mochu, Regional Director of the ITU Regional Office for the CIS Region, welcomed the participants of the seminar.

Save the date: 25 April 2024

In 2024, International Girls in ICT Day will be celebrated on 25 April.

This year's theme for the Girls in ICT day celebrations is "Leadership", to underscore the critical need for strong female role models in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers.

Although women now fill 40% of high-skill occupations globally, their participation in ICT-related fields continues to be low.

Belarus plans to sign an agreement with the Russian Federation on the recognition of electronic digital signatures in April

The intergovernmental agreement between Belarus and Russia on the procedure for recognizing an electronic signature (electronic digital signature) in an electronic document during cross-border electronic interaction is planned to be signed in April.