The number of Internet users in Uzbekistan rose 5% to 1.835 million people in April-June, the press office of the Communications and Information Agency of Uzbekistan said Friday.
Paynet increased number of its payment acceptance points to 1,500 as of 1 August 2007, the company said.
In the first half of 2007 the market growth rate slowed by 14.6 percentage points compared to the observations for the same period of the previous year. Thus, in the first six months of 2007 the number of mobile subscribers increased by 37.6% to 3.74 million compared to 52.2% in the first half of 2006.
BenQ has voiced its plans regarding Kazakhstan and the neighbouring countries. In particular, BenQ said, as soon as this year, the company intends to become the most preferred brand in the sector of household electronics and IT in Kazakhstan, and later further expand its business in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, CNews.ru reported.
Golden Telecom Inc said it has sold its stake in MCT Corp to TeliaSonera AB for up to US$48 million in cash.
The annual ICT Week - will be held in Tashkent and Samarkand on 24-28 September.
The 5th International Information and Communication Technology Summit (ICT Summit 2007) will be held on 27-28 September in Tashkent.
TeliaSonera AB, the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic region, has on July 16, 2007, closed the MCT Corp. (MCT) acquisition announced on July 9. TeliaSonera acquired 100 percent of the shares in MCT, a US based company with majority controlling shareholdings in three Eurasian GSM operators in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and a small minority interest in the leading GSM operator in Afghanistan, for an enterprise value of approximately SEK 2.0 billion (US$300 million).