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The Committee for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense of Tajikistan has received emergency rescue equipment worth about $500,000 from the Russian Embassy in the republic. According to the press service of the Russian diplomatic mission, 11 units of various heavy emergency rescue equipment were transferred to the Committee's use, including 6 URAL vehicles and 5 GAZ Vepr cross-country vehicles. This equipment is designed to solve special problems arising in the context of rescue operations.



On the night of May 14-15, analogue television was shut down across the larger part of Kyrgyzstan. According to the press service of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, the current event means the complete refusal from the further use of analogue broadcasting with the transition to digital television.


Turkmenistan has launched a system of mobile banking. Currently, it's being actively tested with the use of the credit and debit cards of the national payment system “Altyn Asyr.” Just like Internet banking, this system allows to pay for various services, including Internet and IPTV, to replenish the balance of a cell or home phone, to pay off a loan, and to transfer money from one card to another. Mobile banking is also convenient for searching for branches of banks and ATMs.


Kazakhstan has launched the rocket and artillery ship Mangistau equipped with modernized weapons. According to the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic, the event took place in the city of Uralsk (West Kazakhstan Province) on April 27. In the words of head of the department, Beibut Atamkulov, this event represents another step towards equipping the country's naval divisions in the Caspian Sea with Kazakh-made modern technical means. According to him, the new ship was built by the Zenith Ural Plant.



Uzmobile, the national mobile operator of Uzbekistan, is launching a large-scale program to test the quality of cellular services. As reported by local media with a reference to representatives of the company, the testing procedures will be conducted with the use of mobile laboratories. Currently, Uzmobile is acquiring measuring equipment of the famous Finnish manufacturer Anite Finland. With its help, it will be possible to carry out quality control within all the present-day mobile standards: 2G, 3G, 4G, CDMA 450.



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.