The Republican Unitary Enterprise Beltelecom is the leading telecommunication company with a long history, the personnel of which provides and develops communication technologies important for the state, society, private and corporate customers. In its activities, the company focuses on the active policy of expansion and improvement of telecommunication services. The company shows a constant dynamic development and holds a leading position on the telecommunication market of the Republic of Belarus being the largest telecommunication operator in the territory of our country.
Beltelecom was founded on July 3, 1995 as Republican Association. On 1 August 2004 the company was re-organized to the Republican Unitary Telecommunication Enterprise. Regional unitary enterprises as well as the Minsk City Telephone Network, Long Distance Communications and the Minsk Telephone-Telegraph Station were re-organized into branches of Beltelecom by affiliation.
Today, Beltelecom includes 9 branches and 3 productions as part of the company's head unit.
- Brest Branch
- Vitebsk Branch
- Gomel Branch
- Grodno Branch
- Mogilev Branch
- Minsk Branch
- Minsk City Telephone Exchange Branch
- Long-Distance Communication Branch
- Agricultural Subsidiary Economy Branch
Productions as part of the company's head unit:
- International Switching Center
- Information and Accounting Center
- Minsk telephone-telegraph station
Mission of Beltelecom – bringing people together, giving the freedom to communicate and obtain information.
The company’s brand portfolio consists of the brand Beltelecom, that represents voice communication, data transmission, hosting and other services as well as the brands byfly (high-speed Internet access), ZALA (interactive, terrestrial and Internet TV), YASNA (service packages), and YASNAe TV.
byfly - is a strong and independent brand, in the trading portfolio of which the best offers on Internet access for corporate and home use are collected. Today byfly is both a wired and wireless Internet access ensuring high speed of data transmission, comfortable use of the service at home and at work.
Speeds from 3 up to 200 Mbps and higher are available for byfly subscribers depending on the connection technologies.
ZALA - is the brand combining television services of RUE Beltelecom. Under this brand interactive, terrestrial and Internet television services are provided to subscribers. A wide range of channels, thematic packages of various genres make ZALA services popular among different social groups. Interactivity of ZALA allows subscribers to watch favorite TV programs at the time of their convenience.
YASNA is a brand under which subscribers are offered various sets of services needed by modern people for comfort and adequate communication. The brand provides individuals with the most requested services based on the subscriber access network using GPON technology (passive optical networks). Using this technology, subscribers can access the Internet at speeds up to 200 Mbps, modern television services and other services that require high capacity.
YASNAe TV is the round-the-clock television channel of RUE Beltelecom in Full HD format, aimed at a wide audience: a viewer of any age, gender and profession will find something fascinating.
GPON-technology is a variety of FTTH (optic to home) and offers optical fiber laying to a subscriber’s flat. Thereby all active intermediate devices (switches and routers) are excluded, that certainly improves the quality of services provided, and creates the preconditions for increasing the speed to a subscriber up to 1 Gbps and more. In this case, a subscriber is provided with a ‘smart’ device ONU, which has different interfaces (Ethernet, FXS, Wi-Fi) for provision of various telecommunication services – telephony based on IMS technology, ZALA interactive and Internet television, Internet access, security alarm system, home entry system, and “Smart Home” services.
One of the main indicators of success and company’s credibility is a constantly growing number of its subscribers. Millions of subscribers choose RUE Beltelecom as a communications service provider. As for the penetration rate of broadband Internet access per 100 inhabitants the Republic of Belarus has achieved the European average.
Wi-Fi access points from Beltelecom are available in the most visited public places of cities. The most popular hot-spots are in hotels, the national airport, sport complexes and health resorts, railway stations, bus stations, cinemas, shopping and exhibition centers.
For the convenience of its subscribers, Beltelecom has a network of service centers throughout the country.
At present, RUE Beltelecom provides transmission of television and radio programs by television and radio companies through communication channels, organizes the delivery of unscheduled television programs, “video bridges” and “video playouts” from venues and other events, and ensures television and sound broadcasting within the territory of the republic.
Results of Work in 2021
In 2021, Beltelecom continued to develop a modern telecommunications infrastructure. At the moment, tens of thousands of kilometers of fiber-optic communication lines have been built and put into operation. The entire urban multi-apartment sector is provided with passive optic network technology (GPON). All settlements with more than 100 households are provided with a fiber-optic cable approach. "Optics" is also laid to more than 64% of settlements with the number of households from 50 to 100.
The large-scale modernization of networks has made it possible to significantly reduce the "digital divide" and provide residents of the republic with almost equal access to services.
Over the past year, 7.9 thousand km of fiber-optic communication lines were built and put into operation. The number of GPON network subscribers increased by almost 100 thousand and reached 2.84 million. The number of IMS platform subscribers amounted to 3.7 million, broadband access subscribers - 2.6 million, ZALA television subscribers - 2.5 million.
2021 is marked for Beltelecom by new major projects. This include: testing of 5G mobile network; modernization of the digital interactive television platform ZALA (IPTV); joint launch of the My City project with the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus; retail direction launch.
The company offered new services to corporate clients - "Cloud PBX" and "Local Networks Development and Maintenance".
The jubilee, 100,000th subscriber of the multi-apartment sector is connected to the Video Surveillance service.
In 2021, the YASNA brand turned 5 years old. It combines popular telecommunication services in one package. The line is constantly updated, it already has 17 package options. Their convenience is also that you do not need to pay for each service separately - they are all included in one contract.
In its anniversary year, YASNA won the People's Brand award, taking first place in the Internet Provider Service Package nomination of the consumer recognition award. The ZALA brand won in the nominations "Online TV" and "Interactive TV". Thus, Beltelecom became the winner of the People's Brand award in three nominations at once!
One of the vivid results of 2021 was the entry of the YASNAe TV channel, founded by RUE Beltelecom, into the TOP-10 rating of viewer preferences on the ZALA platform, which unites more than 150 TV channels.
In 2021, the work of the team was praised by the State. RUE Beltelecom and the enterprise’s Grodno branch are listed on the Republican Board of Honor among the organizations that have achieved the best results in socio-economic development in 2020. The Republican Unitary Enterprise Beltelecom is also listed on the Board of Honor of the Central District of the capital, and the Vitebsk and Gomel branches of RUE Beltelecom are represented on the Boards of Honor of the Vitebsk and Gomel regions.
The enterprise has successfully completed 2021. Today Beltelecom brings together vast experience, knowledge and unique expertise. Thousands of employees continue their work to ensure that the most advanced communication services are available in every corner of Belarus, and our country takes its deserved place in the modern digital world.