Communications in Uzbekistan


Communications in Uzbekistan

Telephones - main lines in use:1.976 million (1999)

Telephones - mobile cellular:2,500,000 (2007)

Internet - number of user:700,000 (2005 June)

Telephone system:antiquated and inadequate; in serious need of modernization
*"domestic:"the domestic telephone system is being expanded and technologically improved, particularly in Tashkent and Samarqand, under contracts with prominent companies in industrialized countries; moreover, by 1998, six cellular networks had been placed in operation - four of the GSM type (Global System for Mobile Communication), one D-AMPS type (Digital Advanced Mobile Phone System), and one AMPS type (Advanced Mobile Phone System)
*"international:"linked by landline or microwave radio relay with CIS member states and to other countries by leased connection via the Moscow international gateway switch; after the completion of the Uzbek link to the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic cable, Uzbekistan will be independent of Russian facilities for international communications; Inmarsat also provides an international connection, albeit an expensive one; satellite earth stations - NA (1998)

Radio broadcast stations:AM 20, FM 7, shortwave 10 (1998)

Radios:10.2 million (1997)

Television broadcast stations:4 (plus two repeater stations that relay Russian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and Tajik programs) (1997)

Televisions:6.4 million (1997)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):80+ (2005)

Country code (Top level domain): UZ

:"See also :" Uzbekistan


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