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Former National Security Commission officer on Kazakhstan special forces' phone tapping

The report of the Access Global Movement for Digital Freedom stating that Kazakhstan security forces are capable of intercepting telephone conversations is a provocation staged by foes of Russia and CIS: retired general major Tursyn Aizhulov.

Former National Security Commission officer on Kazakhstan special forces' phone tapping
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Kazakhstan special services can tap phones: media

Kazakhstan’s state security services are capable of intercepting telephone conversations, controlling Internet traffic and accessing SMS and MMS messages of Kazakhstan citizens.

Kazakhstan special services can tap phones: media
Kazakhstan gains lines in WEF's Global Information Technology Report
Kazakhstan gains lines in WEF's Global Information Technology Report

Kazakhstan has gained 23 lines in the WEF's Networked Readiness index since last year.

Kazakhstan gains lines in WEF's Global Information Technology Report
Peter Gabriel wants to talk with animals online
Peter Gabriel wants to talk with animals online

Peter Gabriel joined big thinkers and one of the Internet's founding fathers Friday in launching an "Interspecies Internet" for animals to communicate with us and each other.

Peter Gabriel wants to talk with animals online
Kazakhstan to switch to per-second calls billing by 2014
Kazakhstan to switch to per-second calls billing by 2014

The Kazakhstan program's last step involves cutting the billing increment for for international calls from 10 seconds to 1 second.

Kazakhstan to switch to per-second calls billing by 2014
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KazakhTeleCom's profits made 175 billion tenge in 2012

The company's last year's financial soundness indicators are within the standard range and have a positive dynamics compared to 2011.

KazakhTeleCom's profits made 175 billion tenge in 2012
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Cellular operators to cut interconnect rate in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan's cellular operators have promised to lower their mobile communications rates.

Cellular operators to cut interconnect rate in Kazakhstan
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Communication restored in Zhanatas

Communication damaged by the storm has been restored in Zhanatas town of Zhambyl oblast in south Kazakhstan.

Communication restored in Zhanatas
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4G to be launched in Astana and Almaty by year end: Minister

This year we hope to launch 4G in Almaty and Astana and then expand it into other Kazakhstan cities: Askar Zhumagaliyev.

4G to be launched in Astana and Almaty by year end: Minister
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Chinese giant intends to win Kazakhstan market

Major Chinese telecommunications company Huawei has officially announced its entrance into the Kazakhstan market.

Chinese giant intends to win Kazakhstan market
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Kazakhstan President instructed to improve cellular communications

If the cellular operators continue working as bad as they do now in Astana, we will disgrace ourselves: Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan President instructed to improve cellular communications
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Sender of first text message 'amazed' 20 years on

The British software engineer who sent the world's first text message 20 years ago said on Monday that he is amazed at how the technology has developed.

Sender of first text message 'amazed' 20 years on
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Pilot 4G network to be launched in Astana and Almaty by December 20

A pilot 4G network based on LongTermEvolution (LTE) technology will be launched in Astana and Almaty by December 20.

Pilot 4G network to be launched in Astana and Almaty by December 20
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KazakhTelecom launches Skype's competitor

Kazakhstan's KazakhTelecom has introduced Microsoft Lync.

KazakhTelecom launches Skype's competitor
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Kazakhstan gained 15 lines in telecommunications development rating

According to the 2011 global competitiveness report made by the World Economic Forum, Kazakhstan improved its standing in many areas.

Kazakhstan gained 15 lines in telecommunications development rating
Clinton seeks Egypt dialogue with Israel
Clinton seeks Egypt dialogue with Israel

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked Egypt to keep open communication with Israel after the new Cairo government deployed forces to the Sinai Peninsula.

Clinton seeks Egypt dialogue with Israel
Nursultan Nazarbayev launched digital terrestrial television in Kazakhstan. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Digital terrestrial television launched in 370 towns of Kazakhstan

Implementation of the terrestrial overground digital television started in Kazakhstan.

Digital terrestrial television launched in 370 towns of Kazakhstan
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KazakhTelecom to invest $400 million in 4G network development

KazakhTelecom to invest about $400 million in Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology aiming at 4G network development.

KazakhTelecom to invest $400 million in 4G network development
MP asks to attract new cellular operators to Kazakhstan
MP asks to attract new cellular operators to Kazakhstan

A real competitive environment has to be created and new cellular operators have to be involved to reduce the cost of mobile communications: Seitsultan Aimbetov.

MP asks to attract new cellular operators to Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan will see 4G technology this year

The Ministry on Transport and Communication reports that 4G will be piloted in Almaty and Astana this year.

Kazakhstan will see 4G technology this year