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Investigation Launched into Mobile Operators

The Agency for the Protection and Development of Competition of the Republic of Kazakhstan has established that in 2023, a significant price increase from 7.7% to 57.3% was recorded according to the tariff plans of mobile operators, who increased the cost of services provided on more than 30 plans with a monthly subscription fee. “Taking into account paragraph 3 of Article 199 of the Entrepreneurial Code in connection with the repeated detection of signs of anti-competitive coordinated actions in the calendar year, the Agency has now launched investigations against mobile operators Kcell JSC, MT–S LLP (Tele2/Altel) and Kar-Tel LLP (Beeline) under Article 170 of the Entrepreneurial Code," the Agency for the Protection and Development of Competition of the Republic of Kazakhstan said in a statement. Earlier, the Agency had detected signs of anti-competitive coordinated actions by mobile operators in setting the cost of calls per minute and SMS services. In this regard, notifications were sent to mobile operators to reasonably reduce their pricing. The Agency stated that in case of non-compliance by the operators within an established time-frame, an investigation would be launched.

Quality of Communications Checked in Multiple Regions

The results of monitoring the quality of mobile communications in the cities and districts of Nurek, Dangara, Vose and Kulyab were presented to the Head of the Communications Service of Tajikistan, Bek Sabur, who arrived on a working visit to the Khatlon region. His visit is connected to the implementation of a decree from the President of Tajikistan "On measures to expand non-cash payments." According to various sources, the level and quality of communications do not meet the requirements. The press service of the Tajik Communications Service reported that Sabur, together with specialists, tested mobile communications in Nurek, Dangar, Vos and Kulyab. "The main purpose of the trip is to determine the accuracy of coverage of base stations in populated areas and identify problems," the press service stated. As a result of the technical inspection, it transpired that not all areas meet the quality requirements for communications. In addition, operator coverage was weak in some places. "The management of the Communications Service ordered providers to install additional stations at the same time as updating the existing ones," the department noted, adding that Sabur held a meeting with the residents of Khatlon to get their opinion on the level and quality of mobile communications. Sabur's visit followed reports received from all over Tajikistan about the low quality of mobile operator services. Tajiks often complain about slow Internet and poor communication. One of the main reasons for this is the lack of infrastructure development. It is also affected by poor energy supply and insufficient development of modern communication technologies in the country. As a result, a significant part of the population has difficulty accessing the Internet. Another problem is the lack of investment in the country's telecommunications industry, although this is slowly being corrected. For example, Tajikistan and China recently signed an agreement that provides for the supply of Chinese equipment to the Republic, which will help improve the quality of the Internet. Tajikistan has also agreed to cooperate with two Russian companies - PITER IX and Digit – in this area. Sabur instructed officials and mobile companies to urgently eliminate the identified shortcomings in order to provide all regions with stable communications and Internet following the Presidential decree.  

“Updates and Reforms”: Communications Service Expands Cooperation with Russian Federation

The establishment of cooperation with Russian companies gives a new impetus to the process of reforming and updating mobile communication networks in Tajikistan, the Communications Service of Tajikistan has stated, adding that a memorandum of cooperation has been signed with the Russian company, PITER IX in Dushanbe. The main purpose of the memorandum is to facilitate the process of modernization and reform in the telecommunications sector in the country. The Communications Service stated that the agreement provides for the introduction of information and communication technologies, the development of an electronic business system, access to broadband internet, and the distribution of 4G LTE and 5G-ce throughout the republic Earlier, the Communications Service signed a memorandum of understanding with the Moscow company, Digit, in the field of network security, which provides for the holding of joint seminars and events to strengthen cooperation in the information sphere, as well as communication technologies.

Tajikistan to Connect with China’s Telecommunications Network

According to RFE/RL's report on November 17th, Tajikistan unveiled intentions to integrate with China's telecommunications network as part of efforts to enhance internet accessibility in the country, which is ensconced in mountainous terrain and lacks direct access to the sea. This move aligns with the expanding influence of Beijing in Central Asia. Despite recent progress, Tajikistan still grapples with one of the world's slowest internet services, routing all traffic through a government-controlled center. As disclosed by the state news agency Khovar, the initiative coincides with the construction of a highway linking Dushanbe, the nation's capital situated in the western region, to a town bordering China.

Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan launch construction of fiber optic line on Caspian seabed

NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin and Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Ali Asadov on November 19 attended the ceremony of launching the construction of the TransCaspian Fiber Optic in Aktau, Kazakhstan. The fiber-optic communication line between the two countries will be laid on the bottom of the Caspian Sea, the press service of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported. Continue reading

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek to host global technology conference

BISHKEK (TCA) — Preparations are underway for the first Digital Transformation in Central Asia Conference to be held in Kyrgyzstan in October 2019. Organised by the University of Central Asia (UCA), State Committee for Information Technology and Communications, and the High Technology Park of the Kyrgyz Republic, the event will provide Information Technology (IT) leaders the opportunity to connect with over a hundred Chief Information Officers and IT leaders within Central Asia and abroad, in both the government and private sectors. Continue reading

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