NUR-SULTAN. OWN INFORMATION. On October 28, 2019, Minister of Digital Development, Defense and Aerospace Industry Askar Zhumagaliyev spoke at the Government Hour in the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

It was about work to ensure the coverage of rural settlements with the Internet, Kazinform news agency reported

“As part of the implementation of the instructions of the Head of State and the State Program“ Digital Kazakhstan ”, we are carrying out planned work to provide rural areas of the Republic of Kazakhstan with broadband Internet access services. Currently, broadband access services are available in the country in 117 cities and 3324 rural settlements. They are provided with various technologies, including fiber-optic network networks, 3G and 4G networks, ” Askar Zhumagaliyev said.

The Minister added that in 2018 Kazakhstan took 21st place in the world ranking in the number of mobile subscribers. In Kazakhstan, the number of Internet users in 2018 amounted to 81.3% and Kazakhstan took 45th place in the world ranking.

“In order to further provide broadband Internet access to rural settlements in 2018-2022, it is planned to build fiber optic and LTE (4G) lines,” Askar Zhumagaliev explained. According to the Minister, the implementation of the project will allow providing access to high-speed Internet in 1,250 rural settlements. According to the results of the first half of 2019, fiber-optic lines were connected in 83 rural settlements (including 85 health facilities and 76 educational facilities). By the end of 2019, 685 villages will be connected to the Internet; in 2020, it is planned to connect the remaining 509 villages. In addition, through the development of 4G mobile communications network (LTE) and other technologies in 2020-2022. It is planned to provide Internet for 3,143 villages.

As part of the implementation of the above projects, by the end of 2020, 880 rural settlements with a population of 250 or more residents will be provided with broadband Internet access. At the same time, in the future it is planned to connect 885 SNPs with a population of 50 or more residents. According to the results, until the end of 2022 5089 rural settlements will be connected to the Internet. “For the remaining villages, the technical possibility of providing the Internet with the use of satellite technologies will be provided. Meanwhile, rural communities will be connected to the Internet in accordance with the list of promising villages prepared by the Ministry of National Economy, ”said Askar Zhumagaliev.

The Republican center of space communication JSC (RCSC), which is the National Space Communication Operator of the Republic of Kazakhstan, takes an active part in the implementation of the State Digital Kazakhstan program by providing the resources of the Kazsat-2 and Kazsat-3 satellites to terrestrial communication operators to provide digital services broadcasting, broadband Internet access, data transfer and the creation of corporate satellite communications networks of various topologies.

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