Telecoms news from Uzbekistan
Documents leaked to Swedish investigative journalists and reviewed by RFE/RL appear to offer fresh evidence of a link between Swedish telecom giant TeliaSonera and Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the president of Uzbekistan. ...more.
Russia's MTS has confirmed the long expected announcement that its subsidiary in Uzbekistan has been declared bankrupt by a local court, and that liquidation procedures have been initiated. ...more.
Creditors of MTS's suspended mobile network in Uzbekistan have voted to ask the Tashkent Commercial Court to declare the company bankrupt. ...more.
TeliaSonera's President and CEO Lars Nyberg has resigned from the company - the day that a damning report criticized the company's internal controls when dealing with Uzbekistan authorities in 2007. ...more.
TeliaSonera has announced that an investigation has been unable to find any evidence supporting allegations of bribery and money laundering in Uzbekistan that emerged last September. ...more.
MTS Uzbekistan has made all its remaining staff redundant as the company struggles to overturn a regulatory ban on its network operations. ...more.
Russia's MTS is still hopeful that its dispute with the government of Uzbekistan will be resolved in early 2013, the Chairman of its controlling shareholder told reporters. ...more.
A new TV documentary airing on Sweden's SVT public television offers startling eyewitness accounts of how Uzbekistan's ruling regime negotiates, and extracts, millions of dollars in bribes from foreign investors. ...more.
TeliaSonera has confirmed that two senior staff are being investigated by police into allegations of bribery associated with the company's subsidiary in Uzbekistan. ...more.
TeliaSonera has asked a Swedish legal firm, Mannheimer Swartling to carry out a review of its investment in Uzbekistan in 2007. ...more.
Moody's Investors Service has today said that the corporate family rating and stable outlook of Russia based MTS are unaffected by the recent confiscation of assets of its wholly-owned Uzbek subsidiary Uzdunrobita. ...more.
TeliaSonera has denied allegations of bribery and money laundering that were aired in a recent television show in Sweden concerning its operations in Uzbekistan. ...more.
Russian mobile phone operator MTS says it is planning international legal action against Uzbekistan after a Tashkent court ordered the nationalization of its subsidiary in a tax dispute. ...more.
Government authorities in Uzbekistan have ordered the seizure of assets held by Russia based MTS as part of an ongoing dispute between the mobile network and the government. ...more.
Russia's Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has posted a second-quarter net loss of US$682 million thanks to a US$1.1 billion write down due the suspension of its operating license in Uzbekistan. ...more.
Russian telecommunications giant MTS has announced that the acting director of its branch in Uzbekistan, Radik Dautov, has returned to Russia. ...more.
A court in Uzbekistan has canceled all operating licenses for the country's largest mobile-phone provider, a decision that the Russian-controlled company is vowing to appeal. ...more.
Russian telecommunications giant MTS says its employees in Uzbekistan are being harassed "almost daily" by officials and are being forced to sign false confessions that implicate the company in illegal activity. ...more.
Uzbek authorities have announced that they have extended the suspension of a Russian-owned mobile communication company's license by a further three months. ...more.
The Uzbek government and the country's largest mobile-phone provider have traded accusations after millions of customers were left without service. ...more.