Macedonia host of Balkan conference on broadband internet

Skopje April 8th, 2010

- Broadband Internet is one of the most important prerequisites for information society development and access to digital contents, offered by contemporary ICT technology.

This was stated by the Minister of Information Society, Ivo Ivanovski, on today’s Balkan conference on the use of broadband Internet (SECT), hosted this year in Macedonia.


Minister Ivanovski said that the Government invests a lot in implementing this type of internet and that is proofed by statistics which show continuous growth in the use of computers and Internet access by Macedonian households.


- "In the first quarter of 2009, 54.1%of households in the country used computers and 41.8% of them had internet access. These figures show continuous growth in the use of computers and Internet to 10%. According to these data, 81% of households used broadband internet "said Ivanovski.


The minister added that the utilization of broadband Internet enables increased productivity and is a prerequisite for growth of gross domestic product (GDP) of the country. The head of the Association for broadband internet, Roger Blackway, as well as the head of the Macedonian Association for Information and Telecommunication Technologies MASIT, Goran Mitrevski had their own presentations on the conference, and indicated the importance of using this type of internet.


Within the conference, a fair of companies in the area of ICT technology was held. At the fair, with their own stands, appeared Macedonian companies Seavus, Cable Tel, MakSat, Kabtel, Teleks, Zora, as well as the foreign Telex, Delta and others.