A Russian company is offering wireless Internet services in Turkmenistan.
Public Internet access had been banned until recently. But last year, President Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov allowed the country's first Internet cafe.
Until then, Internet use had been restricted to government employees, diplomatic posts and offices for major international companies.
Russian operator Mobile TeleSystems said Tuesday that wireless access in Turkmenistan will be expensive: US$3.50 (