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Uzbekistan Ups Tariffs for Telecommunication Services
Source: en.trend.az
Source Date: Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement, Institution and HR Management
Country: Uzbekistan
Created: Jun 07, 2010

Uzbekistan increased the monthly fee for using a home phone number in the city with time-based payment system from June 1 by 8.3 percent - from the previous 1,200 soums up to 1,300 soums, in rural areas - by 10 percent - from 500 usums up to 550 sum, the Uzbek Communication and Information Agency reported. This amount provides or a limit of 180 minutes per month, the cost of each minute in excess of the limit is increased by 11.1 per cent - from 3.6 soums up to 4. Tariffs on fixed telephone calls for the city organizations financed from the budget, increased by 5.7 percent - from 1,750 soums up to 1,850 and for rural - by6.8 percent - from 580 suums up to 620.

Tariffs for commercial organizations working in cities will remain the same - 3,035 soums, tariffs in rural areas increased by 6.9 percent - from 1,450 soums s up to 1,550. The cost of each full or part-minute limit is reached in the amount of 180 minutes that is included in the monthly fee has been increased for all categories of users from 3.6 soums to 4. Tariffs for connection to the telephone network for people and organizations remain the same. In Tashkent and regional centers, they make up for budget organizations - 32,600 soums, non-budgetary organizations - 39,900 soums and the population - 20,700 soums. The tariffs for the connection in the cities of regional subordination and regional centers mount to 21,200 soums, 25, 700 soums and 13,900 soums, respectively, in other localities - 10,600 soums, 12,100 soums and 5,200 s0ums, respectively.

The tariffs on long distance and international telephone communications also remained the same. They vary from 40 to 100 soums per minute depending on distance and availability of automated telephone calls inside the country. Minute of conversation with the countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan) is 400 soums, the Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia) - 500 soums, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova - 440 soums, European countries - 1,140 soums Bahrain, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Turkey - 1,275 soums, other Asian countries - 1,520 soums, Africa and the Americas - 1,265 soums and Australia - 1,725 soums. Payment for the word ordinary telegrams for the population will be 18 soums and and for businesses- 42 soum Since June 1. Word of the urgent telegram will cost 86 soums compared to 77 earlier. Telegraphic fee for all types and categories of cables increased from 77 to 86 soums. The last time prices for fixed telephone and sending telegrams in the country was increased in August,2009.
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