The total telephone switchboard capacity in Mogilev Region has grown by 1,251 numbers in January-March 2007, Interfax has learnt from the region administration's department for transport, communications and material resources.
Town-based automatic telephone exchange stations saw their capacity exchanging by 944 numbers, while in rural areas the rise made 307 numbers.
The total number of telephones in Mogilev Region as of April 1, 2007, made 378,700, including 76,500 in rural areas.
As of April 1, 2007 there were 290 private landline telephones per mille in Mogilev Region (3.6% up on the year).
In rural areas there were 231 private landline telephones per 1,000 residents (7.9% up).