Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 30
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Around 4 million subscribers use mobile services of Altyn Asyr (TM Cell) CJSC - the only national operator in Turkmenistan, according to Turkmen Dovlet Khabarlary (TDH) state news agency.
"Around 35,000 subscribers used these services in early 2007," according to the statement. "But today their number is closer to 4 million."
It should be stressed that Altyn Asyr established in 2004 joined the World Association of GSM Standard Mobile Operators and was registered with the name "TM Cell" with the number 438 02.
Altyn Asyr was reorganized into a private enterprise by transforming into a closed joint stock company in 2013.
Almost all settlements of Turkmenistan, including remote areas, are covered by TM Cell services.
It was reported earlier that joint ventures with some foreign capital may be established on the national mobile market. At present, only Russian operator MTS among foreign companies renders mobile services in Turkmenistan.