New Wi-Fi operator starts its work in Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- An official launch ceremony of a new telecommunications Wi-Fi operator under the SOLA brand took place in Tashkent. Tashkent will be the first city in Central Asia with a citywide network of wireless broadband Internet access.
At the moment, 1200 Wi-Fi access points are already functioning in the capital, and by the spring of next year their number is planned to be increased to 5,000.
The SOLA system provides two types of access - paid and free. Free access is provided after viewing the commercial. Paid tariffs work without traffic restrictions and are distinguished by increased flexibility: the subscriber is offered to issue an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly subscription.
“The public Wi-Fi network is an important factor in urban development. People should feel that Tashkent loves and cares about them, and what speaks about feelings better than providing an opportunity to communicate? Money on the phone may run out, a foreign guest may not have a local SIM card, but the inconvenient situation will not become a problem. Using free Wi-Fi, the person will continue to communicate with the outside world. The SOLA network already covers such popular locations in Tashkent as the South and North railway stations, Megaplanet, Parus, Samarqand Darvoza and VegaCentre shopping centers, Chilanzar, Katartal, Yunusabad, Mirabad and Parkent markets. Coverage area will be constantly expanded in accordance with the incoming applications for connection. Our immediate plans are to install a Wi-Fi network in the tourist cities of Uzbekistan,” Bekzod Akhmedov, director of Asia Wireless Group LLC, said.
A distinctive feature of SOLA services will be their versatility and mobility. You no longer need to pay bills from three different providers to access the Internet at home, on the street and in the office. The SOLA subscriber will have access to his unlimited quality traffic in any location of the city included in the network coverage area. In addition, the user does not have to go to the office of the company to draw up a contract, the connection to the network is made in four clicks, and payment is accepted through the payment systems Paynet, Click, UzCard and PayMe. In the future, Asia Wireless Group plans to introduce payment through international cards Visa, Mastercard and Unionpay.
In the service portfolio of Asia Wireless Group there are effective solutions for business. Telecom operators can use the technical capabilities of the company to offload mobile traffic. The provision of Internet services through a partner Wi-Fi network SOLA will allow the mobile operator to reduce the load on its own data network, reduce costs to increase coverage and ensure high quality services. Another promising area of activity for the company will be the development of the SOLA advertising platform, whose audience will grow with each new access point. Commercials that are viewed by the user for free Internet access are geographically and temporarily targeted. At the request of the advertiser, the experts of Asia Wireless Group are able to customize the display of an ad within a given radius around the outlet or during its hours of operation.
The future plans of Asia Wireless Group include expanding the city’s Wi-Fi network in Tashkent and installing 45,000 access points in Jizzakh, Samarkand, Andijan, Namangan, Bukhara, Navoi, Urgench and Karshi.