Uzbekistan suspends mobile, internet, SMS for exam

The measure was called upon to ensure fair exam-taking procedures, preventing applicants from using the mobile services during the exams.

Updated: Aug 01, 2012, 14:08 PM IST

Tashkent: Uzbekistan`s mobile operators were ordered to cut off mobile internet, text message and MMS services for five hours for all subscribers while applicants undertook university entrance exams Wednesday.
The measure was called upon to ensure fair exam-taking procedures, preventing applicants from using the mobile services during the exams.
"Mobile internet and other services will be suspended from 08.30 am to 1.30 pm," said a source in the Uzbek Communications Agency Wednesday.

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