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Science & Technology


Before the end of 2017, the State Corporation Roskosmos plans to install two ground stations of the GLONASS system in the Kazakh cities of Astana and Kyzylorda. Mikhail Kirillov, Deputy Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Russian Corporation, announced the news during the Yalta International Economic Forum's section “International Cooperation in Space and Space Studies.” In his words, this will happen in accordance with the 2008 intergovernmental agreement.



During the Q1 2017, the cellular carrier UMS installed over 150 base stations in all regions of Uzbekistan in order to ensure even more high-quality cellular communications and Internet access to the republic's population. As of today, the UMS company's subscribers are offered quality communication and Internet services within 2G, 3G, 4G and LTE networks.


On March 31, an abnormal situation occurred at Kazakhstan's KazSat-2 spacecraft, which resulted in a temporary loss of control over the satellite. As reported by the Ministry of Aerospace and Defense Industry of the Kazakh Republic, the incident occurred at 08:22 by Astana time. As a result of the measures taken, communication with the satellite was restored on the same day, at 15:47. As of now, all the KazSat-2 systems function normally.



A delegation of Kazakhstan has paid a visit to the Russian company “Information Satellite Systems.” Within the framework of this visit, preliminary talks were held on the issue related to creation of another telecommunications satellite intended for Kazakhstan.


On April 1, 2017, Turkmenistan will refuse from using the Russian commercial satellite Yamal-401 for retransmission of the national television and radio channels. The Digital Report portal informed about this decision of the republic's authorities on March 27, citing the information it received from the Turkmen Ministry of Communications. The agency also stresses that from April 2017, the broadcasting in the country will be carried out exclusively using the Turkmen communication satellite TurkmenAlem 52°E (Turkmen Universe) in the HD format.


The world-famous American corporation Apple and the company Unitel that operates in Uzbekistan under the brand Beeline intend to sign an agreement, which will enable the subscribers of this cellular operator to fully utilize the LTE network capabilities. As reported by the company's representatives, the 850 MHz frequencies currently used in Uzbekistan are not widely utilized in other countries of the world. That's why Apple does not open them by default on their smartphones.



Kyrgyzstan has every chance to join the Council of the International Telecommunication Union at the plenipotentiary conference of this organization, which will be held in summer 2018. The press service of the State Committee for Communications and Information Technology of the republic reported the news on March 21, referring to the results of the meeting of Bakyt Sharshembiev, the head of this structure, and Farida Dzhi Chakharini, the secretary-general of the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of Indonesia.


Currently, the ERA-GLONASS system is temporarily not working in the territory of Kazakhstan. Its functions include notifying the emergency services about road accidents. According to local media, by the end of 2017, the system should be replaced with EVAK, a similar system developed in Kazakhstan. Worth recalling, on January 1, 2017, it became mandatory for the EEU countries to equip all imported vehicles with a special ERA-GLONASS alarm button.



The Institute of Nuclear Physics of Kazakhstan has modernized its research nuclear reactor, thereby increasing its safety level. This was reported by IAEA specialists on the results of the INSARR mission that was held in Kazakhstan in the period February 27 – March 3, 2017. The mission included nuclear safety experts responsible for operation of research reactors from three countries, as well as employees of the IAEA itself.



On March 15, an automatic system for fixing offenses committed on the road was put into operation in the capital of Uzbekistan. A representative of the press service of the Tashkent Traffic Safety Administration reported the news. “At 115 crossings, the video surveillance cameras have been installed. They will automatically record any violations of the traffic rules by road users,” the representative of the department noted.


As pointed out, during the first stage, the cameras will record only two violations: red light running and speeding.