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[March 29, 2014]
Number of mobile users in Uzbekistan exceeds 19.6m people [UzDaily (Uzbekistan)]
(UzDaily (Uzbekistan) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Number of users of mobile communication services in Uzbekistan makes up 19.6 million people. This was stated at the roundtable "Perspectives of development of international cooperation in mobile communication, based on Charter of International Telecommunication Union, implemented into national legislation".
The event, which was held on 28 March, was organized by the Committee of Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan on international affairs and inter-parliament relations.
MPs of Legislative Chamber, officials of the State Committee of Uzbekistan on communication, information and telecommunication technologies, Uzbektelecom, Uzstandard Agency and experts participated in the roundtable, information service of Legislative Chamber said.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a resolution "On measures on organization of activity of national operator of mobile communication" on 12 February 2014. The resolution is directed at creating necessary conditions for participation of national company in mobile communication market and further developing mobile communication and ensuring information security.
It was noted that Uzbekistan is carrying out work on wide use of Internet, mobile television, electronic payments, rendering commercial services, further improve reliability and stability of work of mobile communication network.
Uzbekistan joined International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 1992 and it played a key role in development of mobile communication. ITU is a special UN agency in sphere of information communication technologies. After accession to the organization, Uzbekistan received additional opportunities to improve conditions for use of radio spectrum and orbit of geostationary satellites to provide telecommunications services, receive technical assistance within the ITU, etc.
It was underlined that that Uzbekistan continues to develop mobile communication based on creation of necessary legislation and implementation of international norms. It was stated that Uzbekistan has 19.6 million mobile users and four mobile operators work in the country.
At the roundtable, the participants considered issues of further improving legislation, regulating public relations in creation, exploitation and development of mobile communication, ensure compliance of local legislation to international norms.
The participants noted that development of mobile communication helped to provide additional services and new models of services to population in Uzbekistan. It was noted that it is necessary to develop legislation further to protect interests of users of mobile communication services and to develop international cooperation.
At the end of the roundtable, the recommendations, directed at further developing mobile communication system in Uzbekistan, strengthening international cooperation and corresponding legislation, was adopted.
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