A national mobile operator will be created in
It is planned to create the national mobile operator on the basis of Uzmobile branch of Uzbektelecom JSC, according to the decree.
The document was adopted "in order to create necessary conditions for large participation of national companies in mobile communication market and further development of mobile cellular networks of the country, as well as to ensure information security," according to the decree's preamble.
The company will carry out the designing, construction, operation, it will render services of telecommunication - mobile cellular communication services, international and intercity networks and data transmission networks, including in remote locations. Its tasks also include the introduction of modern technology and high speed data for connection to the Internet, mobile TV services, electronic payments and commerce in the whole territory of the republic.
The operator must also ensure reliable and stable operation of mobile (cellular) communications, taking into account the information security requirements.
The operator will function in the GSM standard by using LTE technology (fourth-generation network 4G); it is expected that radio frequencies that were previously in the use of Uzdunrobita (subsidiary of MTS JSC in
The mobile communication network is planned to cover
Uzmobile will cover regional centers of
For financing the expenditure on the purchase of base stations, telecommunication equipment and software, Uzmobile will attract concessional long-term loans from foreign financial institutions, as well as commodity loans from equipment suppliers, according to the decree. The costs of construction and installation work and commissioning work will be covered with loans of
Uzbektelecom is exempted from customs duties (except customs duties) for imported technological equipment for the needs of Uzmobile till Jan.1, 2018 in accordance to the lists approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
Uzmobile is also exempted from the payment of the state tax for a license to carry out activities for the design, construction, operation and provision of cellular services, as well as from the payment for the use of radiofrequency spectrum for the period of five years. At the same time the exempted funds should be sent for the development the operator's network.
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