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of August 20, 1999 No. 822-I

About telecommunications

(as amended on 06-06-2022)
Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the public relations in the field of creation of functioning and development of telecommunications.

Article 2. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

telecommunications - transfer, acceptance, processing of signals, signs of texts, images, sounds or other types of information with use wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems;

network of telecommunications - set of means of telecommunications providing one or several types of transfers: telephone cable, facsimile, data transmission and other types of documentary messages, broadcast of television and broadcasting programs;

means of telecommunications - the technical devices, the equipment of construction and system allowing to create, transfer, accept, to process, switch electromagnetic or optical signals and to manage them;

constructions of telecommunications - buildings, installations, lines of telecommunications, adaptation, support, mast and other constructions providing functioning and operation of networks and means of telecommunications;

the terminal (terminal) equipment - the technical means of users of services of telecommunications interacting with networks of telecommunications, intended for forming, conversion, processing of the signals transmitted or accepted on networks of telecommunications;

internetwork connections - the technological interaction between networks of telecommunications of different operators of telecommunications providing transfer and acceptance of information between users:

the operator of telecommunications (further - the operator) - the legal entity owning network of telecommunications on the property right or other corporeal rights, providing it functioning, development and rendering services of telecommunications;

provider of services of telecommunications (further - provider) - the legal entity rendering on commercial basis services of telecommunications to users through networks of operators;

services of telecommunications - product of activities of the operator and provider for acceptance, transfer, processing of signals and other types of information through networks of telecommunications;

numbering system - procedure for distribution and assignment of numbering (combination of digits or signs) between operators, providers and the terminal (terminal) equipment of users;

the plan of numbering - specific assignment of numbering between operators, providers and the terminal (terminal) equipment of users;

the user of services of telecommunications (further - the user) - the legal entity or physical person which is the consumer of services of telecommunications;

universal services - set of the obligatory services of the established quality provided to all users on network of general use telecommunications (ensuring access of users to this network, local, long-distance and international telephone negotiations, sending, telegrammk others);

domain name - the unique name appropriated to information resource or information system, serving for their identification in the worldwide information network the Internet;

domain name system - procedure for assignment, registration and use of domain names on the worldwide information network the Internet;

certification of networks of telecommunications - complex of the organizational technical actions directed to determination of compliance of condition of security of networks of telecommunications to requirements of state standards and regulatory legal acts in information security fields.

Article 3. Legislation on telecommunications

The legislation on telecommunications consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

The relations connected with functioning of networks of telecommunications for needs of defense, homeland security and law enforcement bodies are regulated by the separate legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about telecommunications then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 4. Property on network of telecommunications

Networks of telecommunications in the Republic of Uzbekistan can be in public or private property.

All owners of networks of telecommunications have the equal rights and use the equal protection guaranteed by the law.

Article 5. Earth of networks of telecommunications

The lands provided to operators and providers for implementation of the tasks assigned to them on operation, content, construction, reconstruction, repair of constructions and objects of telecommunications belong to lands of networks of telecommunications. The earth of networks of telecommunications are part of lands of communication.

Lands for ensuring activities of telecommunications are provided according to the procedure, established by the legislation.

For the purpose of ensuring operation of cable, radio relay and aerial lines of telecommunications conservation zones are established.

The procedure for establishment of conservation zones, their sizes, the mode of use of the lands allocated for these purposes is established by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 6. Networks of telecommunications

Networks of telecommunications are according to the destination subdivided into networks of telecommunications public, departmental and selected.

The network of telecommunications intended for rendering services of telecommunications to all legal entities and physical persons in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the basis of the single principles of servicing, about, their provision and payment treats network of telecommunications public. Rules, rendering services of telecommunications on network of telecommunications public are established by specially authorized body in the field of telecommunication.

The networks of telecommunications intended for ensuring production and special needs of legal entities and physical persons, which are under their authority and operated them treat departmental networks of telecommunications. Departmental networks of telecommunications can be used also for provision of services of telecommunications and to other users.

The networks of telecommunications of legal entities created for commercial purposes for rendering services to certain circle of users treat the selected networks of telecommunications.

Rules of rendering services by operators of the departmental and selected networks of telecommunications are established by operators or providers of these telecommunications according to the legislation.

Article 7. State regulation and management in the field of telecommunications

State regulation in the field of telecommunications is performed by licensing, certification, the taxation, forming of single scientific and technical policy, and also other, stipulated by the legislation means.

Public administration in the field of telecommunications is exercised of specially authorized body in the field of telecommunications.


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