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Uzbekistan Communications 2008

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SOURCE: 2008 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Telephones - main lines in use:
1.793 million (2005)

Telephones - mobile cellular:
5.8 million (2007)

Telephone system:
general assessment: antiquated and inadequate; in serious need of modernization
domestic: the main line telecommunications system is dilapidated; the state-owned telecom company, Uzbektelecom, is using a US$110 million loan from the Japanese government to improve main line services; mobile services are growing swiftly, with the subscriber base doubling in 2005 to 1.1 million; there are 6 main cellular providers currently in operation
international: country code - 998; 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 (2006)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 4, FM 6, shortwave 3 (2006)

Television broadcast stations:
8 (includes 1 cable rebroadcaster in Tashkent; approximately 20 stations in regional capitals) (2006)

Internet country code:
.uz

Internet hosts:
11,832 (2007)

Internet users:
1.7 million (2006)


NOTE: The information regarding Uzbekistan on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uzbekistan Communications 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uzbekistan Communications 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.



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