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The communication service intends to improve the speed of the Internet in Tajikistan and reduce its prices. This was announced during a press conference today, January 30, by Deputy Head of the Communications Service of Tajikistan Ilkhom Atoev.

According to him, the Communications Service intends to deal with this issue on the basis of the President’s order to develop the communications sector, provide high-speed Internet, reduce its cost and attract investors to this area.

Earlier, Emomali Rahmon expressed dissatisfaction with the quality and speed of the Internet in the country. In his message to the Parliament, the President stated: “Where do tourists mainly go? Where there is good internet.

Then he instructed the Communications Service, together with mobile operators and Internet providers, to take the necessary measures to improve the quality and reduce the cost of mobile communications and the Internet.

According to Ilkhom Atoev, a permanent headquarters was created from among specialists and industry engineers.

“The Communications Service, together with mobile companies, has a specific development plan. At the moment, the employees of the Service are busy studying the issue of Internet coverage in cities and regions of the country,” he said.

According to him, Beg Sabur, head of the Communications Service, is on a business trip to GBAO to determine the quality of the Internet.

“Now he is in Murgab, where only 2G is available in most places. We are studying this situation. I myself am leaving for the Sughd region after the press conference,” Ilkhom Atoev told reporters.

According to him, according to the plan, 450 base stations for 4G should arrive in Tajikistan in the near future.

“Only at the first stage of infrastructure development in the republic, 500 base stations are needed. The problem is that most people forbid placing base stations near their homes. Accordingly, due to the fact that the population does not make contact, the quality of the Internet suffers,” says Atoev.

The deputy head of the SS promised that in the near future the prices for the Internet will decrease due to the implementation of alternative routes – economists are studying this issue.

The income of private mobile operators in 2022 amounted to 2.9 billion somoni ($282 million). In 2021, revenues were equal to $265 million. The total number of Internet users is 4.5 million people.

By the way, the Communications Service reminded that, according to the government decree, the deadline for re-registration of SIM cards expires on February 15, 2023.

To date, 5 million 558 thousand mobile subscribers of Tajikistan have been re-registered, but more than 2 million SIM cards of operators

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