Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 111

According to Kazakh officials, Kazakhtelekom has signed a preliminary agreement with American Telephone and Telegraph Network Systems to modernize telecommunications in Kazakhstan. The project, priced at $160 million, is expected to be completed by the year 2000 at the latest and envisages the modernization of capital city Almaty´s telephone network by 1998. The project includes supplying several digital telephone exchanges to Kazakhstan. (16) AT&T entered the Kazakh market in 1992 with a small-scale project. In neighboring Uzbekistan it is Japanese companies who are involved in a massive project to modernize telecommunications.

1. Reuter and Interfax, October 11

2. Reuter and Interfax, October 11

3. Interfax, October 9, 10, 11

4. Interfax, October 11

5. Interfax, October 11

6. Interfax, October 11

7. Interfax, October 11

8. BNS, October 10, 11, and 12

9. Petroleum Information Agency, October 11

10. Interfax, October 11

11. Petroleum Information Agency, October 11

12. Noyan-Tapan and Interfax, October 11

13. Flux, October 11

14. Interfax-Ukraine, October 11

15. Interfax, October 10 and 11

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