Number of subscribers of Uzdunrobita, using MTS-Uzbekistan brand, reached 2 million point, the company said. Uzdunrobita is the largest mobile operator in Uzbekistan in terms of subscribers’ number and its market share is over 50%.
The Nordic region’s top telecom operator, Swedish-Finnish TeliaSonera , said on Monday it reached a deal to buy US-based MCT Corp., which has stakes in mobile operators in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
An annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM) of Uzbekistan’s national fixed-line operator Uzbektelecom has approved paying 2006 dividends of 88.63 soums per common share and 250 soums per preferred share, a company said.
MobileTeleSystems (MTS), largest mobile operator of Russia and CIS, said it increased its share in Uzbek GSM operator, Uzdunrobita, from 74% to 100%. The company said it spent US$250 million to gain full control in the Uzbek mobile operator.
Nordic telecoms operator TeliaSonera AB is completing talks to buy the Central Asian assets of US firm MCT Corp. through its majority-owned Fintur Holdings unit, news agency ComNews reports on Wednesday.
Number of mobile users in Uzbekistan made up 3.53 million or up by 30% compared to the beginning of 2007.
The US’ MCT Corporation is offering its 85% stake in Uzbek mobile operator Coscom to Nordic telecoms company TeliaSonera, a source close to the negotiations told Prime-Tass Monday.
Uzbek-US joint venture Coscom, Uzbekistan’s third largest mobile operator, plans to increase investments 50% on the year to US US$15 million this year, the company said Monday.