UzACI sums up 1Q results in ICT sector
Uzbek Agency for Communication and Information (UzACI) held a meeting to discuss the results of the first quarter of 2009.
The meeting said the volume of correspondence increased by 2.4% and money transfer by 4.6% in the first three months of 2009. International and long-distance calls grew by 26.3%.
ICT sphere rendered services to population for 207.7 billion soums, which is up by 40.1% year-on-year.
The sector used direct foreign investments and credits for US$38.8 million (51.15 billion soums) within the investment programme for 2009. About 8.8 billion soums were used due to own resources.
Number of fixed telephone numbers made up 1.845 million as of 1 April 2009. Telephone density made up 7 telephones per 100 habitants. Digitalization level made up 89%.
Estimated number of Internet users comprised 2.5 million people, or 89.9 users per 1,000 habitants of Uzbekistan.