The first stage of developing the nation operating system in Uzbekistan on the basis of Linux has finished. The project has been initiated by the Uzbek agency on informatization and communication and the Center for training and supporting young programmers.
The Agency for Communication and Information of Uzbekistan (UzACI) and the Communications Regulatory Authority of Lithuania signed an agreement on cooperation in communication regulation in Vilnius on 17 December.
Over 10,000 pirate CDs and DVDs have been destroyed during an operation in Uzbekistan, the UzA news agency reported on 20 December.
MTS-Uzbekistan, largest mobile operator of Uzbekistan, added 180,000 new subscribers in November 2007, Russia’s Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) said on 18 December.
Number of mobile users in Uzbekistan doubled in 2007, a State Commission on Radio Frequency of Uzbekistan said on its website.
Epson Europe B.V. representative office for Central Asia and Caucasus started operating in Almati, Kazakhstan, this December.
Exclusive Service Center of Samsung Electronics opened in Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, on Friday, 30 November, InfoCom.Uz reported. The report said it became 18th service center, operating in Uzbekistan.
OAO VimpelCom, Russia’s second-largest mobile-phone company, offered to buy Golden Telecom Inc. for about US$4.2 billion to create Russia’s first integrated mobile and fixed-line provider, Bloomberg reported.
Uzbekistan attracted US$1.183 billion of foreign credits under the guarantee of the government and foreign direct investments in telecommunication and information sector in 1991-2007, the Uzbek Agency for Communication and Information (UzACI) said on its website on 30 November.
Vimpel-Communications (VimpelCom) open joint-stock company, a leading provider of wireless telecommunications services in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), said its subsidiary in Uzbekistan steady growth in subscribers over the last four quarters.