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Communication sector sums up results of 2013

January 26, 2014

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( --

The State Committee for Communication, Information and Telecommunication Technologies of Uzbekistan held a meeting of its board to sum up 2013 results.

It was underlined that the sector increased to render services by 22% and the growth of services, rendered to population, made up 21%.

The forecast on projects, implemented due to attraction of foreign direct investments and loans, and own resources of the enterprises of industry, was fulfilled with 213%.

Within the project on backup and expansion trunk, zonal and local networks, as well as modernization of subscriber networks based on FTTx architecture, Uzbekistan constructed optic communication lines with a total length of 2,100 km. In order to expand broadband transmission network, the device, which is capable of providing 128,000 broadband connections simultaneously, was installed.

For storing frequently used data Uzbekistan last year was launched Center caching with the capacity of 4 Gbps, which is able to store and process data. Caching efficiency is 35-42%, saving up to 500 Mbit/s total Internet channel.

Total speed of use of international information networks reached 10.3 Gbps in 2013, which rose 1.3 times compared to 2012. The tariffs for ISPs to access to international center for package communication rose by 26% year-on-year to US$312.58 per 1 Mbps.

Total number of ports, installed to provide broadband internet (FTTx and xDSL), reached 575,000 at the end of 2013 compared to 378,000 at the beginning of 2013.

Uzbekistan continues stage-by-stage introduction of digital television, which will be completed by the end of 2017. Currently, the level of coverage of population with digital television makes up 45% against 42% at the end of 2012.

On 1 July 2013, Uzbekistan launched single portal of interactive state services and some 5,800 appeals of legal entities and individuals were received in past period of 2013.

The growth of services in software sector made up 130.4% in 2013. Some 3,521 employees of regional and district administrations and 3,978 employees of state and economic bodies undergo training on ICT in 2013.

The session considered introduction of ICT in various areas. The heads of departments and branches of the committee, as well as enterprises were ordered to move to electronic form of issuing licenses and permissions, as well as submitting statistic reports.

The participants also put task to speed up number and quality of interactive services, expand number of broadband boards, increasing capacities of telecommunication devices, introduction of ICT in postal communication, dissemination of print mass media, etc.

The board of the Committee adopted necessary decisions on considered issues.

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Source: UzDaily (Uzbekistan)

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