By Nikolay Denisov
“This is the 24th service point in the Gomel Region, offering a whole range of telecommunication services,” noted Andrey Soborov, Beltelecom’s Deputy Director General, speaking at the opening ceremony in Svetlogorsk. “We currently have 138 similar sites countrywide, allowing us to consistently follow our strategy of improving social service standards for our subscribers.”
A mini excursion through the district telecommunication centre assured us that the national operator has prepared a worthy gift for the residents of Svetlogorsk, marking the town’s 50th anniversary this year. One room has 12 Internet access stations, using ADSL high-speed technology, enabling clients to quickly and reliably download and transfer information. Moreover, wireless Wi-Fi Internet is available.
A second room offers a wide range of services: from receiving payments and selling telephone and Internet cards to long-distance telephony, telegraph and fax. You can connect to Beltelecom’s services, gain broadband Internet access (byfly) and view interactive television (ZALA). The advantages of this broadcasting format are evident; you can consult specialists and visit ZALA’s demonstrational site.
“There are over 40,000 digital television subscribers in the Gomel Region,” notes Victor Shamkin, Director of Beltelecom’s Gomel Branch. “Last year, we managed to almost completely eliminate waiting times for installing fixed-line telephones: a great achievement for us.”