51 Moskovskaya St., Astana / Kazakhstan
240 B, Furmanov St., Almaty / Kazakhstan
OJSC Kazakhtelecom Representative Office in
the Russian Federation, the City of Moscow
28 Tverskaya St., Building 2, Office 2, Suite 3, Moscow, 103050, Russia
Tel: +7 (095) 209-98-26
Fax: +7 (095) 209-98-26
Open Joint Stock Company
"Kazakhtelecom" is a national communication operator of
Kazakhstan, one of the most dynamic telcos in post-soviet territory
providing the full range of telecommunication services. Headquarter
of the Company is located in the capital of Kazakhstan - the City
Kazakhstan is an employer for more than 30 thousand employees. Kazakhtelecom
has its regional divisions in each oblast of the country ensuring
provision of communication services for every citizen throughout the
Republic of Kazakhstan.
After Kazakhstan became an independent state and started transition
to market-based economy, on the basis of telecommunication enterprises
and organisations of the Ministry of Communication of the Republic
of Kazakhstan the National Joint Stock Company Kazakhtelecom was established
in 1994. On February 20, 1997 the Company was reregistered as Open
Joint Stock Company Kazakhtelecom.
The Company holds the General License No.1 in the field of telecommunications
of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The License grants Kazakhtelecom the
exclusive right to create, construct, install, operate and maintain
the Public Telecommunications Network of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Kazakhtelecom is the sole operator of the Republic providing rural
communication services. The Company has the exclusive right for provision
of international and long-distance communication services.
The Company serves more than 1.6 million urban telephone subscribers
and 329 thous. rural subscribers of telephone communication services.
The telephone density per 100 urban inhabitants is 19 and in rural
areas this index comes to 5.
As an international operator Kazakhtelecom established close co-operation
with 154 foreign telecommunications companies and 17 operators in
the CIS and Baltic States providing communication with more than 230
countries of the world.
The Company' shares are included into the Official List of the Kazakhstan
Stock Exchange and the Program of Sale of the government "blue
International rating agencies Standard & Poor's and Fitch assigned
OJSC Kazakhtelecom its double-'B'-minus long-term local and foreign
currency corporate credit ratings, rating outlook of the Company is
evaluated as stable. These ratings are in the same as an independent
rating of the republic.
Kazakhtelecom is successfully implementing the large-scale Program
of Telecommunication Network Modernisation and Development focusing
on service quality and general availability.
Modernisation program implies creation of the National Intelligence
Superhighway by 2005 and completion of construction of the National
Data Network. The Company will also proceed with modernisation and
development of local telephone network for satisfaction of population
and business customers' needs in communications services. Creation
of the National Satellite Network will allow providing population
of difficult of access and sparsely populated regions of Kazakhstan
with the most advanced telecommunication services.
Modernisation of the national information infrastructure ensures introduction
of new technologies and formation of the regional information and
telecommunication services market, creates uniform information environment
and strengthens Kazakhstan positions in the international telecommunication
market as a major transit centre of Central Asia region.
OOJSC Kazakhtelecom established broad business collaboration in the
field of international telecommunication services provision. Today
Kazakhtelecom cooperates with 154 foreign operators and 17 operators
from the CIS and Baltic States. Such major global telecommunication
service providers as MCI/ USA, Deutsche Telekom/ Germany, British
Telecom/ UK, AT&T/ USA, France Telecom/ France, KDD/ Japan, China
Telecom/ China, ROSTELECOM/ Russia are partners of the Company. Kazakhtelecom
provides direct access to networks of all world countries thus providing
round-the-clock connectivity for international calls and transfer
of telex and telegraph messages.
By commissioning of TAE digital cable system that connects Shanghai
(China) and Frankfurt-am-Main (Germany) Kazakhtelecom arranged direct
routes via high-quality links with such countries as Uzbekistan, China,
Turkmenistan, Iran and Turkey.
Completion of construction of the National Information Superhighway'
Western branch is a significant stage for formation of new telecommunication
infrastructure of the Republic of Kazakhstan. As a result the shortest
telecommunication link from Europe to China, Japan and Southeast Asia
Interconnection of digital telecommunication network of Kazakhstan
with digital network of Russia is an important step towards development
of international relations. It makes possible to improve the quality
and extend the range of services provided between Russia and Kazakhstan.
Close cooperation of OJSC Kazakhtelecom with international telecommunication
corporations and development of own infrastructure resulted in gaining
strong positions in the global telecommunication market.
The list of major business partners of OJSC Kazakhtelecom:
Gilat Satellite Network
ECI Telecom Ltd.
NERA Network AS
Cables & Wireless
Comverse Infosys Ltd
Wandel & Golterman
Kazakhtelecom proceeds with active modernisation and development of
telecommunications network of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Such modernisation
evolvs all levels and components of the national telecommunication
National Information Superhighway
From December 1997 the Southern segment of TAE Kazakhstan section
(Khorgos-Almaty-Shymkent-Tashkent) was commissioned. In 1998 construction
of the Northern fibre optic line was finished in the section of Petropavlovsk-Kormilovka
(Russia). Digital microwave line Almaty-Karaganda with 1,140 km length
has been constructed thus creating digital gateway to Russia by radial
branch Almaty-Astana-Petropavlovsk-Russia which allows transit of
channels from Central Asia to Russia at new quality level.
Commissioning of the Western branch of the National Information Superhighway
(NIS) in 2001 became a significant event within the program of telecommunications
network modernisation and development. Total length of FOCL, routing
via Shymkent-Kzyl Orda-Aktobe-Atyrau-Russia' border, is 2,473 km.
Bandwidth is 16 STM-1 transit circuits, capacity - 30,240 channels.
Completion of construction of the Western branch of the national highway
is recognised as an important stage for formation of the advanced
telecommunication infrastructure of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It
resulted in establishment of the shortest telecommunication link from
Europe to China, Japan and Southeast Asia.
For the purpose of further realisation of the National Information
Superhighway project the Company will construct the Eastern branch
(Taldykorgan-Ust Kamenogorsk-Semipalatinsk-Pavlodar-Astana), Radial
branch (Almaty-Karaganda-Astana), FOCL Aktobe-Uralsk-Atyrau and FOCL
Astana-Kostanai-Aktobe that ensures establishment of Kazakhstan as
a major transit centre in Central Asia region.
Construction of the National Information Superhighway will stimulate
development of telecommunication market in the Republic of Kazakhstan
based on provision of high-quality digital communication channels
and transport media via highways, to operators of all levels. It will
also contribute to technological acceleration and creation of technical
foundation for realisation of long-term competitive advantages of
the country for international transit of information.
Digitalisation of long-distance, international switching network and
Length of telephone channels of international, long-distance and zone
networks is 244.4 mln. km. of which 82% are comprised of digital transmission
By now all 18 Automatic Toll Exchanges are digital ones. In the network
two International Switching Centres are installed. SDH rings are constructed
for intracity transport media in 11 oblast centres of Kazakhstan that
increased the quality of interstation links in urban telephone network
and allowed to arrange transmission of all types of information including
data and video and provide other multimedia services.
2,858 exchanges are operated in the local network with their total
installed capacity of 2.4 mln. numbers of which 38% are digital ones.
All previously deactivated rural exchanges are reconstructed. Telephone
density comes to13.3.
Works for arrangement of multiservice subscriber access are commenced,
and 4 boxes with capacity of 1,536 numbers are installed in the city
The Company carries out active expansion of smart-cards universal
payphones network. As of the beginning of 2002 universal payphones
network was comprised of 4,650 units.
National satellite network
National Satellite Network is being developed to ensure provision
of telecommunication services to remote and difficult of access regions
of the Republic. This network is designed for exchange by voice signals
at channel rate of 8 kbps. Today 229 DAMA stations are operated in
the network, of which 194 in remote areas.
National Data Network
Construction of the national data network is completed in all oblast
centres and major cities of Kazakhstan. Total capacity of channels
is 70 Mbps. National Data Network allows using the Internet-services
and is a basis for convergence of telecommunication and information
To satisfy growing needs of population in access to global information
resources the Internet Data Centres (IDCs) for 10 thous. users, the
first ones in the Central Asia, have been commissioned in Astana and
Pavlodar. IDC is a complex of computer and network equipment and software,
and allows one-stop shopping of all the Internet-related services.
The Company is focusing on extension of the range of services provided
and customer servicing at appropriate level. For full satisfaction
of needs of businesses Jrun digital telephone network is being developed
specialising at provision of services of local, long-distance and
international digital telephone communication. Kulan satellite business
network is a satellite telecommunication network designed for provision
of telephony and data services for corporate clients.
This year a new project "Intelligent network" was launched.
The project allows offering value-added telecommunication services.
Within the frameworks of the project the service of Tarlan prepaid
telephone card is provided to customers.
Successful realisation of that and many other projects, as well as
innovation activity, will allow OJSC Kazakhtelecom to effectively
develop infotelecommunication infrastructure of the state to accelerate
integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan into the global information