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.

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