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 Wednesday, January 14, 2009

­The Kazakhstan telecoms market was worth KZT 379 billion (US$3.2 billion) in 2008 - representing 3% of the country's GDP, reports the official news agency, Kazinform. The agency was citing the Chairman of the Agency for Information and Communications, Kuanyshbek Yessekeyev.

Mr. Yessekeyev emphasized high rates of growth of cellular operators, tough competition on the market and growth of their incomes over the last year. According to the Agency’ data, the number of mobile phone subscribers had topped 15 million people, and teledensity had reached 98 percent.

“The data was received on the basis of the sold SIM-cards”, he clarified.

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Source: Cellular News.