International Conference on Telecommunications in Kazakhstan

DIGITAL TELEVISION/RADIO BROADCASTING AND MULTIMEDIA FOR KAZAKHSTAN:
the technologies marketplace

The first International Conference devoted to trends of development of telecommunications in Kazakhstan has been held in February 1996 in Almaty. The main points were discussion of the project of The National Satellite System of TV/Radio Broadcasting and Data Transmission (NSST & DT) and tender announcement. The variety of technological solutions presented on this Conference enabled to define key partners to implement the project.

The National Satellite System of TV/Radio Broadcasting and Data Transmission in Kazakhstan is successfully operating for more than three years. KATELCO the owner and operator of this network is going to celebrate its fifth anniversary in November this year. In it's anniversary commemoration KATELCO is planning to hold an International Conference devoted to the prospective development of digital broadcasting in Kazakhstan as well as to convergence of information and telecommunication technologies. This Conference will be supported by the Ministry of Public Accord, Information and Culture, the Ministry of Transport and Communications and will take place on 23-24 of November, 2000 in Almaty.

A major objective is to draw up plans related to modernization of the terrestrial broadcasting infrastructure in Kazakhstan.

Focal points for discussion:

The Conference will give opportunity to exchange information about technology development all over the world. Media and equipment producers will meet market requirements of this region, operators and telecom providers will get first-hand information about the major.

The planned participants are: the leading telecom operators, TV companies from Central Asia and NIS Countries as well as International Organizations like Intelsat, Eutelsat, the European Commission, UNESCO, New Skies Satellites, GP "Kosmicheskaya svyaz", Hughes Network Systems, General Instrument Corp., RSI, Phillips, GlobalOne, Alcatel, Sumitomo etc.

The Conference will be chaired by the Ministry of Public Accord, Information and Culture, the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan, Kazakh Broadcasting Corporation, Agency "Khabar", "Eurasia-ORT", Republic Corporation "Television and Radio of Kazakhstan" and Kazteleradio.

We appreciate your interest for this Conference and we are glad to invite you to participate (registration, information for participants). We hope that your participation will contribute a valuable piece to the work of the Conference as well as be useful for you.

If you would like to have a report, please inform us about the theme of your report no later than 25th of September, 2000.

Conference Programme

Contacts:

Ms. Alma Zhanazarova

Tel. +7 3272 581295; +7 3272 639400

Fax. +7 3272 503876

E-mail:event@katelco.kz

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