Kazakhstan rises 15 positions in telecommunications infrastructure development

ICT Materials 6 September 2012 13:59 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, Sept. 6 / Trend D.Mukhtarov

According to the Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum in 2011, Kazakhstan has topped the list of the CIS countries in the Global Competitiveness Index, rising from 72md to 51st place, the press service of the Ministry of Transport and Communications said.

In comparison, Russia and Ukraine ranks 67th and 73rd respectively (66th and 82nd in 2010).

The report includes an analysis in the context of the 144 countries of the world.

According to WEF experts, Kazakhstan improved its position in many ways. In particular, in terms of infrastructure, Kazakhstan has risen from 82nd to 67th in comparison with 2010, the number of mobile subscribers rose to 20th place (38th in 2010), the number of Internet users to 62nd place (77th in 2010), the number of broadband Internet access subscribers to 67th place (71st in 2010) and the data throughput of the Internet to 53rd place (74th in 2010).

The significant growth of these indicators in the world ranking was a result of measures to provide the population of Kazakhstan with telecommunications services and infrastructure using advanced technologies such as: 3G, CDMA-450/800, 4G, FTTN and FTTB.