20:17 / 14.09.2022

Uzbekistan develops its telecommunication infrastructure in cooperation with China

An agreement was reached on the implementation of 4 investment projects for the development of telecommunication infrastructure in Uzbekistan with a total value of more than $506.8 million, the press service of the Ministry of ICT Development reported.

It is noted that within the framework of the meeting of the leaders of the SCO member states, which will be held in Samarkand, specific plans for scientific-technical cooperation in many fields have been defined, and negotiations are being conducted on their implementation. Within the framework of the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Uzbekistan, Uzbektelecom JSC is carrying out a number of works on modernization of the existing infrastructure in the country and further expansion of relations with partners.

“In particular, the companies Huawei International PTE., Ltd. and TE Corporation established mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies for the well-being of the people of China and Uzbekistan. In order to further develop the telecommunication infrastructure in the republic, an agreement was reached on the implementation of 4 investment projects with a total value of more than 506.8 million dollars,” the report said.

Huawei International PTE., Ltd. and ZTE Corporation corporations and Uzbektelecom JSC signed a total of 8 contracts. Within the framework of the implementation of these projects, telecommunication networks and infrastructure aimed at digitization will be developed in the western and eastern regions of the republic in two stages, in the 1st stage, the following tasks will be carried out:

installation of 2,255 standard 3G/4G base stations;
expansion and modernization of 3,216 3G/4G standard base stations;
connecting 388 new base stations with 5G standard;
expansion to 337,408 broadband facilities;
installation of radio relay devices at 1,050 intervals;
installation of 42 hybrid power stations and 292 diesel generators;
capacity expansion of DWDM and IP/MPLS devices.

And the 2nd stage includes:

•  installation of 795 standard 3G/4G base stations;
•  expansion and modernization of 1,495 3G/4G standard base stations;
•  installation of 325 new 5G standard base stations;
•  capacity expansion of DWDM and IP/MPLS devices.

According to the Ministry, as a result of the projects, the population’s access to telecommunications services will be expanded and the quality of services will be improved.

Full coverage with high-speed mobile Internet on highways of international importance and railways across the country, as well as the installation of base stations of the fifth generation 5G standard in the city of Tashkent and all regional centers, and the expansion of the capacity of data transmission and highway transport networks will be achieved.

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