Uzbek minister discloses causes of technical failures with Facebook and YouTube
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 18
Uzbek First Deputy Minister for Development of Information Technologies and Communications Olimjon Umarov spoke about the possible causes of technical failures with Facebook, Vkontakte, as well as YouTube, Gazeta.uz. reported.
“Technical failures may be caused as a result of the installation of new equipment to increase the capacity of an external internet channel,” he said. “The ministry plans to implement the project till the end of November.”
"We are completing the implementation of the project to increase the speed of the internet [by 10 times],” Umarov said on the sidelines of the Forum for Interregional Cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan on Oct. 18. “I think by the end of November our citizens will really feel the effect. New equipment is being bought. Technical failures may be caused as a result of testing of equipment."
There have been problems with access to YouTube in Uzbekistan since early October. Earlier, there were problems with access to Facebook, Vkontakte.