Minister of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus Sergey Popkov held talks with the Secretary-General of ITU Houlin Zhao

Within the framework of participation in the ITU Telecom-2017 in Busan, the Minister of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus Sergey Popkov held talks with ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. During the talks the topical issues related to international development trends of information and communication technologies at the present stage and further development of cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and ITU were discussed.

Sergei Popkov, Minister of Communications and Informatization, takes part in the ITU World event “ITU Telecom World - 2017” in Busan (the Republic of Korea)

From September 25, 2017 till September 28, 2017 the ITU World event “ITU Telecom World - 2017” takes place in Busan (the Republic of Korea). The Republic of Korea is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world and the leader according to ITU Development Index 2016. Minister of Communications and Informatization Sergei Popkov and the leading representatives of government bodies and the ICT industries from all over the world gathered at the World event.

Delegation of Vietnam Post (VNPost) visited RUE “Belpochta”

The delegation of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam headed by Mr. Pham Anh Tuan, President&CEO, Vietnam Post (VNPost), paid an official visit to RUE “Belpochta” on 15 September 2017.

On behalf of RUE “Belpochta” the delegation of Vietnam was received by Mr. Uladzimir Matusevich, Director General of RUE “Belpochta”, Ms. Elena Skripchik, First deputy Director General of RUE “Belpochta”, Ms.Elena Drozdovich, Head of Direction of technological support, operations and postal security of RUE “Belpochta”.

Data centre construction took 2 years with total amount of investments approaching $20 mln.

Another $30-50 mln are planned to be invested in further expansion considering demand on the services offered. Export potential during first years of operation is expected on the level of $2-5 mln. velcom DC will be 41st in the international chain of telecom giant America Movil. Design and construction was done in full compliance with international standards taking into account current demand on domestic and foreign market. Data centre was certified by Uptime Institute (UI) as Tier III compliant in the categories Design and Facility based on international reliability standards.

ITU releases 2017 global information and communication technology facts and figures

​​​​New data released by ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), show that 830 million young people are online, representing 80 per cent of the youth population in 104 countries. ITU's ICT Facts and Figures 2017​ also shows a significant increase in broadband access and subscriptions with China leading the way.