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ICT business statistics and ICT sector: Uzbekistan’s experience Prepared by Mukhsina Khusanova
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Prepared by Mukhsina Khusanova
ICT development is becoming an important component of Uzbek economy. Major aspects of National ICT and Internet Strategy is reflected in the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated 31.05.2002.
"Concept for Development of Informatization in Uzbekistan" developed on its basis has been tested and approved by the Coordination Council for Development of Computerization and ICT on 12.05.2005.
This form is present by enterprises (beside small enterprises) to the region departments of State Committee of Statistics with the following data:
which are presented by enterprises with the license to do such types of service. This form includes the followings:
For instance, Internet service providers are increasingly often offering free nighttime Internet access as well as call back services. Internet cards are becoming popular for home users (registration and payment for Internet services using card).
In spring 2005 high speed home Internet access service - ADSL service has emerged for the first time in Uzbekistan.
Another novelty in Internet access services was introduced by two providers in Uzbekistan which will provide the scheme of Wi-Fi public access points - first Hot-spot in Tashkent.
Analysis of the data provided in the table confirms the generally increasing trend of web access both by government institutions and companies.
Review of national and local government websites has indicated that 59 of 61 bodies already have their websites.
Introduction of legal regulations of the affairs emerging in electronic payments along with the decision to create the missing elements of infrastructure of electronic commerce - a special body for usage of electronic digital signature (EDS) and centers for registration of EDS keys were the important developments in the electronic commerce sector in 2005.
Application of ICT creates vital opportunities and may facilitate economic development, enhancement of productivity, improve and change the nature of relations. ICT may be a powerful instrument to overcome various development issues and improve livelihoods of the population in general.
Research of comparison of using the criteria of developing ICT in Uzbekistan with the international experience of measuring of ICT didn’t pursue.