Türkmenaragatnaşyk Agency, a governmental agency in Turkmenistan which is responsible for telecommunications, post, Internet, and radio, holds open international tenders with the participation of leading companies that have submitted applications for participation in the implementation of the large-scale project titled “Development of the telecommunication networks of Turkmenistan”.
The Islamic Development Bank has opened a credit line of $273 million to finance the program. The program is aimed at the creation of a communication system based on advanced technologies, increasing the volume, quality and range of communication services along with providing broadband Internet access in the most remote corners of the country.
The project envisages the implementation of a number of technical measures aimed at the development of cellular and wire communications, the modernization of international and long-distance telephone stations, the development of high-speed data channels, the expansion of FM broadcasting, the creation of a state-owned automated management system, and monitoring the use of the radio frequency spectrum.
The State agency intends to purchase and install with the allocated funds hundreds of new generation base stations supporting the Next Generation Network (NGN). Multiservice billing platforms will also be installed at Turkmentelekom and Ashgabat city Telephone Network (AŞTU).
Türkmenaragatnaşyk Agency includes a number of enterprises in its structure, such as state communications company Türkmentelekom, state postal company Türkmenpoçta, State Courier Service (DFG) and Ashgabat Polytechnic Secondary Professional School.
The agency is also a shareholder of mobile communications company Altyn Asyr CJST, Ashgabat City Telephone Network (AŞTU) CJST and a satellite communications services provider Türkmen Hemrasy CJST.