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    Huawei to support Turkmenistan’s fixed line telecoms expansion


    By Paul Lipscombe 

    Huawei looks set to support Turkmenistan’s expansion of its telecommunications infrastructure.

    The potential contract win was revealed by Turkmenistan’s Transport and Communications Agency, which noted it’s close to concluding a contract with the Chinese vendor.

    According to the Turkmenaragatnashyk Agency, the contract with Huawei covers ‘the purchase of equipment, software and licenses, transportation, installation, commissioning and technical support for the expansion of the fixed telephone network in the velayats (administrative divisions) and the city of Ashgabat’.

    The decree was signed by the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdymukhamedov on January 13 during a government meeting focused on driving the country’s digital economy.

    Turkmenistan has outlined its intentions to grow its digital economy as part of its “Concept for the development of the digital economy in Turkmenistan in 2019-2025” scheme.

    It’s expected that the contract will be implemented soon, added the report.