Information and communication policy adopted

2017-02-09 10:21:39

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ During its regular meeting on February 8, the Cabinet discussed and approved a ‘Government policy on information and communication development’, and Cabinet members, Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, governors of provinces were assigned to have an action plan to realize the policy on national level approved, and enforce the implementation.

The policy will be implemented through two phases. In the medium term or 2017-2020, the Government plans to intensify the growth of this sector and renovate the legal environment with aim to develop export-oriented, innovation-based industry.

In the long term or 2021-2025, the Government will ensure the information and communication sector’s growth, cultivate a new industrial sector with high economic benefit based on high technology and innovation, and facilitate the new sector’s potential to contribute to economic, social and human development.

Today, the length of cable television network in Mongolia has reached 35,363 kilometers, and that of radio-relay network 8,400 kilometers, with every provincial and soum centers being connected to mobile network. 

The number of mobile phone users was 235 thousand in 2002, but reached 3 million and 110 thousand by the first half of 2016 which indicates that Mongolia’s mobile cellular subscriptions rate per 100 people is 144 which is comparatively high. 4G or the fourth generation of mobile telecommunications technology was introduced to Mongolia last year, and 135 thousand subscribers use the network.

During the last 20 years of internet service, about 60 internet service providers have emerged in Mongolia, with the number of regular internet users reaching 2 million and 500 thousand, about 90 percent of whom use 3G network.