Telecoms news from Tajikistan
The Tajik government's Communications Service says some websites were blocked this month to prevent the "spread of false information and possible blackmail." ...more.
Tajik private mobile phone providers are outcompeting government-linked providers, Avesta.tj reported November 19, quoting the Tajik Statistical Agency. ...more.
Sicap has announced the integration of its value-added mobile service menu browser platform into Vimpelcom's subsidiary networks. ...more.
Mobile phone operators in Tajikistan's Badakhshan Autonomous Province have terminated service to 30 users who have repeatedly made false emergency calls to the local fire brigade. ...more.
Tajikistan's Council of Ulema is set to issue a fatwa banning a so-called SMS-divorce, the state religious committee announced today. ...more.
The Central Asian country of Tajikistan has proposed a 3 percent excise tax on mobile phone use. The bill was passed last week by the Parliamentary lower house, ...more.
Tajik authorities have been trying to take control of the cellular communications market, which is divided among eight operator companies, half of them foreign co-owned. ...more.
Tajikistan's industry and government officials say a government ban on mobile phone advertising in Dushanbe has been suspended, ...more.
A Tajik communications official has complained about the removal of mobile phone advertisements from billboards in Dushanbe, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports. ...more.
The last twelve months has seen a total of 41.8m new customers in the Russia and Central Asia region. Of these, 6.86m came in the final period, the first three months of 2009. ...more.
The parliament in Tajikistan has adopted amendments to laws on education which will now ban the use of mobile phones in all educational facilities in the country, ...more.
Russia's largest cellular provider by users, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), is in talks to buy Tajikistan's Vavilon Mobile, the Vedomosti business daily reported Tuesday, citing unnamed sources. ...more.
Mobile TeleSystems, Russia's largest operator, registered 4.14m new connections in Q4 2007 to take its overall total to 85.77m. ...more.
EastWind, a Russian software developer and part of SITRONICS Telecom Solutions business division has been selected to deliver a complex of systems for Tajiktelecom, a national Tajikistani mobile operator. ...more.
China's Huawei has been selected by Babilon-T, the largest telecommunication operator in Tajikistan, to deploy the Central Asia's first WiMAX commercial network. ...more.
Intec has signed and implemented a group license and services agreement for its Interconnect intercarrier billing solution with several VimpelCom subsidiaries. ...more.