President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution "On additional measures to further develop the electrical industry and increase the competitiveness of domestic products."
On 19 February, a library opened in the Davlatabad district of the city of Namangan. Under the library, the Digital Library began its work.
Ookla has published data from the Speedtest.net service on the monthly Speedtest Global Index rating for January 2021. Uzbekistan has shown growth in the speed of fixed and mobile Internet.
A presidential resolution “On measures to create conditions for the accelerated introduction of artificial intelligence technologies” was adopted.
On 17 February, the ITWomenUz - 2021 project was launched to improve knowledge and skills of girls and women in the field of ICT.
The qualifying round of the Artificial Intelligence International Junior Contest, which is organized by Sber and AI Alliance Russia, has started. Using AI, contenders will deal with face recognition problems and cause-effect relationships in sentences. To access the challenges, participants shoud visit the contest platform.
According to the State Committee on Statistics, in January - December 2020, according to sample household surveys, the number of mobile phones per 100 households was 287. For reference:
On 10 February, First Deputy Minister for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan Oleg Pekos met with representatives of the delegation of the Russian Sberbank.
USM Telecom and MegaFon, together with partners from Uzbekistan, are creating a joint venture - Digital Holding, which is designed to become the technological leader of the largest telecommunications market in Central Asia. The created joint venture will include the country's telecommunications market leader Ucell, as well as the Uzbek assets of USM - CRPT Turon and ICS Holding Uzbekistan.