Re­gional Com­mon­wealth in the Field of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - BUSINESS -

Tashkent has hosted a meet­ing of the High-Level Work­ing Group on In­for­ma­tion So­ci­ety Devel­op­ment (HLWG) of the Re­gional Com­mon­wealth in the Field of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

The event spot­lighted the rel­e­vant is­sues of the fur­ther devel­op­ment of the IT in­dus­try and the soft­ware in­dus­try, the prospects and op­por­tu­ni­ties of the ‘e-govern­ment’ sys­tem and the dig­i­tal econ­omy.

Or­ga­nized by the Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nolo­gies and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions of Uzbek­istan and the Re­gional Com­mon­wealth in the Field of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, the meet­ing brought to­gether rep­re­sen­ta­tives of in­ter­ested min­istries from Uzbek­istan, Azer­bai­jan, Rus­sia and Kyr­gyzs­tan.

As noted at the event, in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion proves key in the in­te­gra­tion of mod­ern telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies, which build the ground for ma­jor IT projects in the fi­nan­cial and bank­ing sec­tors, econ­omy and in­dus­try. The ex­ten­sive in­for­ma­tional in­fra­struc­ture in Uzbek­istan sus­tains the rapid devel­op­ment of high-tech in­dus­tries and ef­fec­tive im­ple­men­ta­tion of ad­vanced tech­ni­cal so­lu­tions. At the same time, a par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion has been paid to the devel­op­ment of op­por­tu­ni­ties and pro­vi­sion of high-qual­ity high­speed mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tions and data trans­mis­sion us­ing LTE stan­dard tech­nolo­gies.

There are five mo­bile oper­a­tors in Uzbek­istan today. This pro­motes free com­pe­ti­tion and a de­crease in the cost of their ser­vices. Their cus­tomer net­work num­bers over 21 mil­lion peo­ple, most of whom are ac­tive In­ter­net users. This year alone, do­mes­tic mo­bile oper­a­tors in­tend to in­stall over 450 mo­bile LTE stan­dard base sta­tions in dif­fer­ent re­gions of Uzbek­istan. Scaled mea­sures are un­der­way to ex­pand the cover­age of the coun­try's pop­u­la­tion with high-speed In­ter­net ac­cess by lay­ing new fiber op­tic lines.

At the meet­ing, for­eign ex­perts talked about the ex­pe­ri­ence of im­ple­men­ta­tion of IT projects, the op­por­tu­ni­ties and fea­tures of the tech­ni­cal so­lu­tions and equip­ment used. The par­tic­i­pants pointed out to the need to de­velop com­mon ap­proaches, mod­els and con­cepts for the devel­op­ment of mod­ern tech­nolo­gies, in­clud­ing the In­ter­net of Things ‘IoT’, open and large data, ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence. They drew at­ten­tion to the con­cept of the dig­i­tal econ­omy, its im­pact on small busi­ness and pri­vate en­trepreneur­ship.

The event also high­lighted the prospects of fur­ther in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of IT projects.

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