Quality Communications throughout the Country
Uzbekistan plans to cover its entire territory with a 4G LTE network by 2023.
The first deputy minister for the development of information technologies and communications Olimjon Umarov has announced this at a conference in Tashkent.
“By 2023, we intend to fully cover all settlements of the country with fourth-generation mobile communications,” Umarov said.
According to him, this year more than 2 thousand kilometers of fiber-optic communication lines were commissioned, more than 4 thousand fourth-generation mobile communication base stations were installed.
Among the new tasks of the ministry, the official called the construction of large data centers in Bukhara and Ferghana.
“The development of broadband access networks is envisaged and in the coming years it is planned to increase ports by 1.5 million units, as well as the construction of more than 120 thousand kilometers of optical communication lines,” he said.
In addition, Uzbektelecom said that from 2019 they would stop the development of ADSL networks. This will be done in order to consolidate efforts to develop the network using FTTx technology. The company plans to gradually switch subscribers to FTTx technology to provide high-quality Internet services to each user.
In addition, until 2025, the company will lay more than 220 thousand kilometers of optical cable. With the participation of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), the investment projects “Expansion of the backbone and multi-service data network” and “Modernization of switching centers using IMS technology (IP Multimedia Subsystems)” will be implemented.
“The implementation of the projects will make it possible in the shortest possible time to make the transition of the country's telecommunication networks from copper to optical broadband access networks for all regions of Uzbekistan. Expansion of the backbone and multi-service data transmission network will provide an opportunity to continue work on reducing the price of Internet access and increasing the connection speed,” Uzbektelecom reported.