Belarus Government Blocking Renewal of BelCel's Operating License
Published on: 16th Jan 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
The Belarusian mobile network operator BelCel has been reportedly denied the renewal of its operating license after it missed network coverage obligations.
The company is accused of missing its 90% coverage obligations, having reached just 77 percent during ministry checks.
The semi-official BelTA news agency reported the news, citing the press service of the Belarusian Information Technologies and Communications Ministry.
However, the mobile network said that 13 percent of its base stations are co-located with the state-owned Beltelecom and that its staff were denied access to them prior to the regulator's inspection.
BelCel's license is valid till 23 January 2014.