As of 1 January 2020, the number of subscribers connected to the Internet in Uzbekistan made up 16.38 million, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.
The government of Uzbekistan plans to gradually privatize mobile operators Mobiuz and Perfectum.
Today, on 27 October, an online conference entitled "The role of youth in the implementation of the Digital Uzbekistan-2030 program" was held at the Specialized School for Advanced Study of Information and Communication Technologies dedicated to execution of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On approval of the Strategy “Digital Uzbekistan – 2030” and measures for its effective implementation."
Seedstars, the Swiss-based private company with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets, is on the search for the next big tech companies to add to their growing portfolio of startups.
The Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan is actively working in the third direction of the Five Initiatives put forward by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan - creating conditions for the wide and effective use of computer technologies and the Internet by the population and youth.
On 23 October, an online conversation was held between the Minister for Development of Information Technologies and Communications Shukhrat Sadikov and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Uzbekistan Ms. Jiang Yan.
The number of IT companies that are IT Park residents is continuously growing. Still, there are IT Park residents who, for various reasons, lose this status and, accordingly, lose their right to tax benefits. Following the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of 15 July 2019 No. 589, in respect of legal entities that violated the requirements of the Regulation, tax authorities apply measures to cancel benefits, with the restoration of obligations to pay them to the State Budget of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the prescribed manner.
The Irish company Ookla has published data from the Speedtest.net service according to the monthly Speedtest Global Index, which contains data on the speed of mobile and wired Internet in the world at the end of September 2020. Uzbekistan again showed growth in the speed of mobile and fixed Internet, adding one position upward for mobile Internet and 2 positions upward for the speed of fixed.
Odnoklassniki social network has launched the Moments service. OK users will now be able to share moments from their lives with the help of disappearing photos and videos and compete with friends in popularity - the rating of friends with the best moments is updated in real time.