VEON supplies high-speed internet for high-speed rail link,
Urban dwellers and major tourist areas
Amsterdam, August 30, 2022: VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a global digital operator providing converged connectivity and services, announced today that it has completed a high-speed internet access project for the high-speed train link between Uzbekistan’s capital, Tashkent, and its second-largest city, Samarkand. The project was carried out by Beeline Uzbekistan, the digital operator of VEON in the country, in cooperation with the Uzbek Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications Development. The development also affects mobile internet access for key tourist areas, including the newly opened center “The Great Silk Road” in Samarkand, which was recently inaugurated by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Beeline Uzbekistan has ensured that rail travel to Samarkand and within the city itself residents and tourists can enjoy high-speed 4G connectivity and digital services. The operator has installed and upgraded about 40 base stations with new equipment installed in the buildings and trains of the new Tashkent-Samakand fast train service. The high-speed connection is now available for users of Beeline services on the railway, the M39 Tashkent-Samarkand highway, Samarkand International Airport, the Great Silk Road tourist center, the Imam al-Bukhari memorial complex and other major tourist locations.
“High-speed digital communication is crucial for the economic growth of countries, for residents, businesses and tourists alike,” said Kaan Terzioglu, CEO of VEON. “We are delighted to be working with the government of Uzbekistan on this important development and to have completed a technically challenging project in record time, accelerating the country’s digital transformation. We have brought fast digital communication to the people visiting and living in Samarkand and this will bring real economic benefit to the country.”
“In order to create the best communication experience for the people of Uzbekistan, as well as for guests of our country, we decided to provide 4G internet on the critical high-speed train link between Tashkent and Samarkand,” explains Sherzod Shermatov, Minister of IT and Communications Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan. ” The digital operator has overcome major technical challenges to implement a service that provides high-speed internet connection on high-speed trains. This improvement in connection quality on our railways is an indication of the progress that Uzbekistan is making as a digital nation, driving our economic growth becomes.”
VEON is a digital operator providing converged connectivity and digital services to over 200 million customers. Operating in seven countries, home to more than 8% of the world’s population, VEON transforms lives through technology-driven services that empower individuals and fuel economic growth. VEON is headquartered in Amsterdam and is listed on NASDAQ and Euronext.
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About Beeline Uzbekistan
Beeline Uzbekistan is the country’s largest mobile operator and was the first to launch a 4G network in 2014. The company has made major investments in telecommunications infrastructure in recent years, including the rollout of more than 3000 base stations.
Beeline Uzbekistan is a part of VEON Group. The operator has more than 8 million subscribers and over 1,600 employees. Since entering the Uzbek market in 2006, VEON has invested more than $1.2 billion in the country’s telecom industry.
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- Group communications director