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    Uzbekistan Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 1.98 million (1999)

      Telephones - mobile cellular 26,000 (1998)

      Telephone system
      general assessment: antiquated and inadequate; in serious need of modernization
      domestic: the domestic telephone system is being expanded and technologically improved, particularly in Tashkent and Samarqand, under contracts with prominent companies in industrialized countries; moreover, by 1998, six cellular networks had been placed in operation - four of the GSM type (Global System for Mobile Communication), one D-AMPS type (Digital Advanced Mobile Phone System), and one AMPS type (Advanced Mobile Phone System)
      international: 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; Inmarsat also provides an international connection, albeit an expensive one; satellite earth stations - NA (1998)

      Radio broadcast stations AM 20, FM 7, shortwave 10 (1998)

      Radios 10.8 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations 4 (plus two repeaters that relay Russian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and Tajik programs) (1997)

      Televisions 6.4 million (1997)

      Internet country code .uz

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 42 (2000)

      Internet users 7,500 (2000)

      NOTE: The information regarding Uzbekistan on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uzbekistan Communications 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uzbekistan Communications 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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