Number of subscribers of MTS-Uzbekistan, former Uzdunrobita, made up 1.95 million as of 30 June 2007, owner of the company Russia’s MobileTeleSystems (MTS) said on Monday, 16 July.
Uzbek Agency of Communication and Informatization hosted the meeting of the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Director General of the UzACI Abdulla Aripov and a delegation of the Sumitomo Corporation headed by its Executive Office, General Manager of the Telecommunication, Environment and Industrial Infrastructure Division Mr. Takafumi Sone.
Number of subscribers of Uzdunrobita, using MTS-Uzbekistan brand, reached 2 million point, the company said. Uzdunrobita is the largest mobile operator in Uzbekistan in terms of subscribers’ number and its market share is over 50%.
Number of mobile users in Uzbekistan made up 3.7 million people as of 1 July 2007, a complex on information systems and telecommunication of Cabinet of Ministers said at the session dedicated to the first half of 2007.
The Nordic region’s top telecom operator, Swedish-Finnish TeliaSonera , said on Monday it reached a deal to buy US-based MCT Corp., which has stakes in mobile operators in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
An annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM) of Uzbekistan’s national fixed-line operator Uzbektelecom has approved paying 2006 dividends of 88.63 soums per common share and 250 soums per preferred share, a company said.
MobileTeleSystems (MTS), largest mobile operator of Russia and CIS, said it increased its share in Uzbek GSM operator, Uzdunrobita, from 74% to 100%. The company said it spent US$250 million to gain full control in the Uzbek mobile operator.
Nordic telecoms operator TeliaSonera AB is completing talks to buy the Central Asian assets of US firm MCT Corp. through its majority-owned Fintur Holdings unit, news agency ComNews reports on Wednesday.