In January-June 2021, the share of communication and informatization services in the total volume of market services amounted to 5.7% (in January-June 2020 - 6.1%), the growth rate of this type of service compared to the same period last year amounted to 19.4%. The volume of services provided in this area amounted to 7.32 trillion soums.
On 3-5 August, and international webinar "Innovations, e-government and e-government services in Central Asia", organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan of Digital Development, began its work , innovations of the aerospace industry, and the Kazakh company JSC National Infocommunication Holding Zerde.
A Scientific Research Institute for the Development of Digital Technologies and Artificial Intelligence is being created in Uzbekistan.
The Export Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade held the first meeting of the Working Group on the development of the National Strategy for the Development of Electronic Commerce in the Republic of Uzbekistan within the framework of the Ready4trade grant project. The event was organized in cooperation with the UNCTAD / WTO Center for International Trade and relevant ministries and departments of the country.
In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it has become evident that the role of electronic commerce, or e-commerce, is crucial for trade. E-commerce opens many opportunities for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to access global markets and trade faster. Uzbekistan is currently introducing wide-ranging reforms, including the sphere of IT and e-commerce, to boost productivity and increase its competitiveness in various economic sectors.
On 21-22 August 2021, IT Park, together with the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and UNDP, will hold a data hackathon in the field of information technology as part of the World AI & Data Challenge competition with a prize fund at the international final stage in the amount of 5.5 million rubles.
The Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan receives a 100% state share in the authorized capital of Universal Mobile Systems (mobile operator Mobiuz).
On 15 July 2021, the opening ceremony of the IT Laboratory of the Uzbek-Indian Center for Entrepreneurship Development was held at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan (CCI).
Spotify, which started work in Uzbekistan in early 2021, published a ranking of the most streamed artists, songs, genres and playlists in Uzbekistan for February-May.