Uzbektelecom Mobile (Uzbek Mobile, Uzbektelecom’s branch), the country’s mobile phone operator, has completed the modernization of its CDMA-450 network at a cost of $6.6 million, Uzmobile’s technical director Galina Gafurbekova told the press on Tuesday.
Uzbektelecom company held a shareholders meeting in Tashkent to consider the results of the activity in 2007. Vice Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov, who is chairman of the Uzbektelecom supervisory board, conducted the meeting, UzA reported.
Avistar Communications Corporation has signed a distribution partnership with SK GROUP LTD of Georgia. The agreement sees SK GROUP assist Avistar in extending the availability of its videoconferencing and collaboration software and services to markets in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In addition to Georgia, these include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
A training-course "Application of ICT in the public administration" was held in June 13 -14, 2008 in Nukus, Karakalpakstan and in June 16 - 17, 2008 in Urgench, Khorezm region. This training course was organized by the Communication and Information Agency of Uzbekistan and UNDP ICTP project "Assisting the government of Uzbekistan in the formulation and implementation of ICT for development policy".
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS), one of the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS, said on Wednesday, 18 June 2008, that its Uzbek branch serves over 4.1 million users at the end of May.
Q1 08 represented the tenth successive quarter in which the Uzbek mobile market recorded annual growth in excess of 100%. The latest figure was 117.5%, with annual net additions of 3.9m taking the total number of mobile connections to just under 7.2m at the end of the quarter. Uzbekistan has a population of more than 28m, making it Central Asia’s largest country by population - in fact it has almost twice as many inhabitants as Kazakhstan, the second most populous country - and with penetration at just 25.6% at the end of the quarter, there is enormous potential for further growth in Uzbekistan.
COSCOM, the third largest mobile operator of Uzbekistan, started to render services under Ucell brand starting from June, the press release of the company said on 16 June. The release added that the re-branding supported by the wide-scale marking campaign.
POSDATA has been selected to supply its Mobile WiMAX equipment to Super-iMAX, a telecommunication provider in Uzbekistan. Despite fierce competition with other vendors, POSDATA demonstrated its systems reliability and high performance capabilities and was successful in winning the bid.
Number of mobile users in Uzbekistan reached 8,316,048 as of 1 June 2008, State Radio Frequency Commission said.
The Microsoft Corporation released the Uzbek language version of the the Microsoft Windows Vista, the Microsoft Corporation’s office in Kazakhstan and Central Asia said on 6 June 2008. This is the first and the only localized product of Microsoft in Uzbekistan.