On 22 February, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a videoconference on accelerating digitalization processes in areas and regions.
A memorandum of cooperation between Beeline Uzbekistan and Tashkent International University of Education (TIUE) was signed in Tashkent. The plans of the parties include the creation of the Beeline Academy, which will help train IT specialists for various sectors of the economy. At the first stage, the digital operator will invest US$200,000 in the project.
In Uzbekistan, in accordance with the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan from 15 February 2023, a competition for the prize of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan "President Tech Award" will be held annually for the title of the best startup projects in the direction of digital technologies with a total prize fund of US$1 million.
Beeline launched mobile communications in the capital’s metro. Beeline Uzbekistan customers can use all the usual services in the metro.
Uzbekistan plans to introduce responsibility for cloning IMEI codes of mobile devices. Cloning hinders the search for stolen phones. This was reported by the Tashkent city police department.
According to preliminary data as of 1 January 2023, the total number of mobile subscribers is 31.98 million units, including 26.96 million among the population.
Recently, the Yandex Go service launched a new security feature in Uzbekistan - monitoring driving habits. Special models process data from the accelerometer in the driver’s application and evaluate the smoothness of maneuvers.
IT Park and the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding on mutual cooperation in the field of financial literacy.
Technovation Girls Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan’s largest STEM program for girls, is starting a new season. The program is organized by the NGO Tech4Impact in partnership with the Agency for Innovative Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Yandex Go online service. On 24 January 2023, the program launch events were held in Tashkent, Nukus and Ferghana.
A delegation from IT Park Uzbekistan visited the office of Enterprise SG, a government organization under the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Government of Singapore, which since 2018 has been responsible for supporting the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, creating opportunities and promoting innovation.