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[September 26, 2013]
International Exposition of High Technologies [Uzbekistan National News Agency (UzA)]
(Uzbekistan National News Agency (UzA) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The international exhibition of information technologies ICT-Expo-2013 held as part of the annual ICT Week InfoCOM-2013 has opened at the exposition-trade complex Kurgazma Savdo Markazi.
Chairman of Uzbekistan's Oliy Majlis Legislative Chamber Committee for Information and Communication Technologies A.Jurabaev noted that the application of cutting-edge information technologies is the most critical prerequisite for the socio-economic development of the society. Our country has been making remarkable achievements on this front. The government policy in promoting the spread of information technologies, the fundamental principles of which are defined by President Islam Karimov, is designed to integrate the nation into the global information space. The adoption of the Integrated Program of the Development of National Information and Communications System of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2013-2020, approved by a relevant resolution of President Islam Karimov on 27 June 2013, has served as a vital engine for the dynamic advancement of information resources, systems and networks of Uzbekistan.
The traditional exhibition of international technologies, ICT-Expo, is one of the most important and prominent exhibition platforms of the Central Asian region. It is noteworthy that this year's exposition has been granted the status of international, indicative of its growing significance in the ICT sphere in Uzbekistan and abroad. The international exhibition of information technologies ICT-Expo-2013 is held simultaneously in Tashkent and Jizzakh. This is dictated by the aspiration to demonstrate the mounting regional level of the spread of information technologies. The video space bridge organized at the exposition gives opportunity for visitors to simultaneously review the exhibits of both expositions.
The exhibition houses the stands of more than 150 national and foreign companies specializing in the manufacture of high-technology goods in such areas of information technologies as systems integration, software development, assembly of computers, dealers specialization, as well as mobile phone operators, providers of communication services and data transmission. Exhibition participants from South Korea, Ukraine, China, Japan, Germany, Slovenia and other countries have presented the public with more than 400 types of high-technology goods and services.
The opening ceremony of the international exposition took place in the pavilion of the Uzbektelecom Stock Company, leader of the telecommunications domestic market. By employing modern telecommunications networks, the company offers all types of services in voice communications, data transmission and TV and radio broadcasting, video conference communication, internet access, mobile and stationary constraint in the CDMA-450 standard. This year, the Uzbektelecom has acted as the general and technical sponsor of all events within the InfoCOM-2013 ICT Week.
At the current exhibition ICT-Expo, the company presents new types of services. Notably, it renders a new service of GPS monitoring that allows locating vehicles in an electronic map, overseeing the logistics of goods delivery and analyzing the routes of cars for any span of time.
Particularly appealing for the visitors has been the pavilion of the Chinese company ZTE, which is one of the major suppliers of telecommunications equipment systems. It has been successfully operating in the Uzbek market for about ten years.
"Our company offers a complete spectrum of telecommunications services," O.Spectorman, technical manager of ZTE, says. "We have presented at the exhibition the systems and terminal machinery, in particular the UzTE mobile phones manufactured at the Jizzakh special industrial zone. These phones with high quality and modern design are distinct with their reasonable prices and are intended for a wide range of consumers." An important thematic section of the exposition has been the electronic government technologies. The exhibition authors present the best samples of projects implemented on this front. The exhibition serves to promote effective solutions in creating integrated public databases and in arranging provision of interactive services for the population.
The exposition program is diverse and includes a wide range of educational seminars, panel discussions, as well as a variety of actions and contests. On the first day of the international exhibition, a roundtable discussion took place to deliberate on the evolution of internet providing and the domestic content in Uzbekistan. During the event, representatives of the State Committee for Communications, Information and Telecommunications Technologies of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Uzbektelecom Stock Company and internet providers of Uzbekistan discussed in detail the issues pertinent to providing the general public with access to the internet and other services related to the world wide web, along with the development prospects of the Uznet.
As part of the international exhibition, a universiade on computer sport, ICT-STUDENT, is due among teams of educational institutions specializing in training cadres in information technologies. The competitions are to be organized in three directions: computer assemblage within a fixed time framework, creation of a secure local network with access to the internet, and creation of a thematic web page. Also anticipated are the finals of the Zo'r-Zo'r UCG-2013 – a qualifier tournament for the FIFA-13 game for the world championship WCG-2013.
The extensive exposition of the international exhibition of high technologies affords an opportunity for the wider public to examine – from a new perspective – the accomplishments made by Uzbekistan in the formation of information society. Without any doubt, the ICT-Expo-2013 will give an additional impetus to the further development of our country's ICT market, will expand the frames of international cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies and serve to establish robust business contacts.
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