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Wireless Internet offered to Turkmens, long blocked from private access

Wireless Internet offered to Turkmens, long blocked from private access

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 (euro2.20) per megabyte on GPRS. The average monthly salary in Turkmenistan is US$200 (euro127).
Turkmenistan's only fixed-line Internet provider announced last week that it began connecting private citizens to the Internet.


Updated : 2021-09-20 07:50 GMT+08:00