In line with the plan on modernization and development of the fixed line telephone network in Tashkent city, in September this year Uzbektelecom started to gradually replace the old telephone numbers of the switching stations number 50, 51, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 63-66, 68 with the new digital numbers starting with 250, 251, 254, 255, 257, 258, 260, 263-266, 268.
The replacement of the numbers of the switching stations number 60/63 is planned to start on 10 September. From the 17 September, the company will start the replacement of the numbers of the switching station number 50, 51.
The old six-digit telephone numbers are being replaced by seven-digit numbers using the service technologies of the unification of voice access and other data transmission services.
Uzbektelecom is the national telecommunication operator of Uzbekistan. The company has 19 branches, including 14 regional and five specialized. The company also has shares in eight joint ventures. The local telephone network of the company includes over 2,000 switching stations with the capacity for 1.9 million numbers. The network has been digitalized to 80%.