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Overview

The use of landlines remains reasonably low and is concentrated in urban areas. Mobile phones are popular with the number of users growing each year. The coverage is good in major centres but some remote areas do not have coverage. 

Telephone Services

Is there an existing landline telephone network?

Yes

Does it allow international calls?

Yes

On average, number and length of downtime periods

There are rare disruptions of the landline network

Mobile phone providers

7 in total: 3 GSM, 3 CDMA, 1 TDMA

Estimated availability and coverage

 

Easily available and is there coverage all over the country
Procedure to obtain subscriptionSubscription is simple. SIM cards are available in stalls and shops across the country. Need to have a passport or another id to obtain a SIM card 



Internet Service Providers

Are there ISPs available?

Yes

Name

Kyrgyztelecom, Elcat, Megaline, Jet, Aknet, Homeline, Saimatelecom

Private or Government

Private and Government

Dial-up only

No

Approximate Rates

Dial-up:

N/A

Broadband:

$20 per month

Max leasable ‘dedicated’ bandwidth

up to 100Mbps

 

ISP Providers

Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Kyrgyztelecom

Email: omp@kt.kg
Web: www.kt.kg

Tel: +996 322 222 978
Fax: +996 322 259 144

Summary of Services

  • Provide broadband and ADSL



Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Elcat

Email: service@elcat.kg
Web: www.elcat.kg

Tel:  +996 (312) 66-44-00
Fax: +996 (312)66-38-58

Summary of Services

  • Provide broadband and ADSL



Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Megaline

Email: office@megaline.kg
Web: www.megaline.kg

 

Tel: +996 (312) 97-98-88

 

Summary of Services

  • Provide broadband and ADSL



Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Jet

Email:  info@jet.kg
Web: www.jet.kg

Tel: 0 (800) 777 8 777

 

Summary of Services

  • Provide broadband and ADSL



Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Aknet

Email: sales@aknet.kg
Web: www.aknet.kg

 

Tel: + 996 (312) 61 11 55
Fax: + 996 (312) 61 11 51

Summary of Services

  • Provide broadband and ADSL



Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Homeline

Email: homeline@elcat.kg
Web: www.homeline.kg

 

Tel: +996 (312) 38 78 03

 

Summary of Services

  • Provide broadband and ADSL



Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Saimatelecom

Email:  info@saimatelecom.kg
Web: www.saima.kg

 

Tel: +996 312 909000

 

Summary of Services

  • Provide broadband and ADSL

Telecommunications Regulations

Regulations

Regulations on usage or import of:

Yes / No

Regulating Authority

Satellite

Yes

State Communications Agency

HF Radio

Yes

State Communications Agency

UHF/VHF/HF radio: handheld, base and mobile

Yes

State Communications Agency

UHF/VHF repeaters

Yes

State Communications Agency

GPS

Yes

State Communications Agency

VSAT

Yes

State Communications Agency

Frequency Licenses Required
It is possible to apply for frequency licenses but it is time consuming. 
There may also be long wait times (several months) to be processed. 

Existing Humanitarian Telecoms Systems

Existing UN Telecommunication Systems

Organisations 

UNDP

WFP

UNHCR

UNDSS

VHF frequencies

YesYesYesYes

HF frequencies

YesYesYesYes

Repeaters

YesYesYesYes

VSAT

NoYesNoNo