The Irish company Ookla has published data from the Speedtest.net service according to the monthly Speedtest Global Index, which contains data on the speed of mobile and wired Internet in the world at the end of September 2020. Uzbekistan again showed growth in the speed of mobile and fixed Internet, adding one position upward for mobile Internet and 2 positions upward for the speed of fixed.
Odnoklassniki social network has launched the Moments service. OK users will now be able to share moments from their lives with the help of disappearing photos and videos and compete with friends in popularity - the rating of friends with the best moments is updated in real time.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the Technological Park of software products and information technologies in Tashkent.
Apple announced iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, introducing a powerful 5G experience and advanced technologies that push the boundaries of innovation for users who want the most out of iPhone.
In order to implement the third of the "Five Initiatives" of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, which envisages the creation of conditions for the wide and effective use of computer technologies by the population and youth, attracting youth to entrepreneurship in the field of information technology, the Ministry for Development information technologies and communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan announced the creation of conditions for the wide and effective use of computer technologies by the population, and especially by young people.
In 2019, the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications opened Digital Technology Training Centers in the city of Nukus, Muynak, Beruniy and Kanlykul, in 2020 - in Ellikkala, Amu Darya districts.
The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan declared 2020 as the Year of Development of Science, Education and the Digital Economy. And this is very symbolic, because for further development it is more relevant than ever to own digital knowledge and modern information technologies.
In particular, as part of the third initiative, the Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications in Khorezm region opened Digital Technology Training Centers in Khiva in 2019, as well as in Gurlan, Yangibazar and Bagat districts in 2020. These centers provide opportunities for young people to learn modern digital technologies, e-commerce, the basics of programming, robotics, and e-sports.
In accordance with the President’s decree “On measures to further improve the education system in the field of information technology, development and integration of scientific research with the IT industry”, students who are prize-winners of republican subject Olympiads in the field of computer science, programming and information technology, held among students of the relevant areas of education of higher education institutions (HEI), as well as prestigious international Olympiads, will be admitted to study in the relevant areas of the HEI master’s program within the allocated quota without passing exams on the basis of a state grant.
In Russia and the CIS countries, the international competition for social entrepreneurship SAP UP is being held for the sixth time. Applications are accepted from Russia, Belarus, Armenia and Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Georgia. Prizes include a two-week educational program and cash grants.