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Uzbekistan Communications 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 13, 2011

Telephones - main lines in use:
1.857 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 60
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
16.418 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 45
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: digital exchanges in large cities but still antiquated and inadequate in rural areas
domestic: the state-owned telecommunications company, Uzbektelecom, owner of the fixed line telecommunications system, has used loans from the Japanese government and the China Development Bank to upgrade fixed-line services including conversion to digital exchanges; mobile-cellular services are growing rapidly, with the subscriber base exceeding 16 million in 2009
international: country code - 998; linked by fiber-optic cable 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 plans to establish a fiber-optic connection to Afghanistan (2009)

Broadcast media:
government controls media; 8 state-owned broadcasters - 4 TV and 4 radio - provide service to virtually the entire country; about 20 privately-owned TV stations, overseen by local officials, broadcast to local markets; privately-owned TV stations are required to lease transmitters from the government-owned Republic TV and Radio Industry Corporation and are prohibited from broadcasting live; about 15 privately-owned radio broadcasters; programming content includes news updates, music, call-in talk shows, and other entertainment in a half-Russian, half-Uzbek format mandated for private radio (2007)

Internet country code:
.uz

Internet hosts:
47,718 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 90
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
4.689 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 50
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Uzbekistan on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uzbekistan Communications 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uzbekistan Communications 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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