Flag of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Telecommunications Profile 2018

Home > Factbook > Countries > Uzbekistan

Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 3,412,921
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 12 (July 2016 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 23,265,389
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 79 (July 2016 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: digital exchanges in large cities and 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 provided by three private and two state-owned operators with a total subscriber base of 23 million as of mid-2016
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; the country also has a link to the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic cable; Uzbekistan has supported the national fiber- optic backbone project of Afghanistan since 2008 (2016)
Broadcast mediagovernment controls media; 18 state-owned broadcasters - 14 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; in 2013, the government closed TV and radio broadcasters affiliated with the National Association of Electronic Mass Media (NAEMM) of Uzbekistan, a government-sponsored NGO for private broadcast media; in 2015, the NAEMM relaunched its TV channel under a different name (2017)
Internet country code.uz
Internet userstotal: 13,791,083
percent of population: 46.8% (July 2016 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

Telecommunications Comparison