Asia Pulse; Jul 01, 2005

TASHKENT, July 1 Asia Pulse - Uzbekistan is a bridgehead for Fujitsu
Siemens Computers the expansion of its presence in Central Asia and
Caucasus, a top manager of Fujitsu Siemens Computers said at a press
conference dedicated to the end of the financial year.

Toni Razvadovski, Vice-President of Eastern Europe Department of
Fujitsu Siemens Computers, said that Fujitsu Siemens Computers
considers Uzbekistan as bridgehead for expansion of its presence
in the region as its sales of professional computers and servers
are increasing.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers recorded 62 per cent growth of sales in the
region, including Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia,
Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Around half of that growth was
attributed to Uzbekistan.

Nuron, Avers and L&M are partners of Fujitsu Siemens Computers in
Uzbekistan. Nuron is only authorised service partner of company in
the country.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers implemented several large projects in
Uzbekistan. The company supplied 25 servers and 540 computers to
Internal Affairs Ministry and 4 servers and 300 computers to Hamkor
Bank in Andijan.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers also won a tender for the supply of computer
equipment within a programme for the modernisation of the education

The company will equip 14 colleges in Uzbekistan with computers,
laptops and servers. The corresponding agreement was signed between
company and Uzbek Higher and Secondary Education Ministry on 24 June.