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"Kazakhstani Telecommunications" JSC
Kazakh: «Қазақстан телекоммуникациялары» АҚ
Russian: АО «Казахстанские телекоммуникации»
Joint Stock Company
Industry Telecommunications
Fate Merged
Successor Kazteleradio, JSC (OTAU TV)
Founded Almaty, Kazakhstan (September 26, 1995 (1995-09-26))
Founder Government of Republic of Kazakhstan
Defunct January 31, 2011 (2011-01-31)
Headquarters Almaty, Kazakhstan
Area served
Key people
Serik Burkitbaev (President);
Bazarbek Kartzhanov (Chairman);
Aleksey Chernov (Vice-President, CTO)
Services Satellite broadcasting
Parent KBC, JSC;
Samghau Holding, JSC;
NIH Arna Media, JSC
Subsidiaries Nursat, JSC
Website www.katelco.kz,

Katelco (Russian: КАТЕЛКО) is a telecommunications company in Kazakhstan (1995-2011).

It was established in 1995 as an integrated system to provide satellite television (including direct-to-home service Katelco Plus), radio, data transmission (including internet access), and telephony.[1][2] The name is an abbreviation for "Kazakhstani Telecommunications Company".

Katelco provides broadcast services for national, regional and corporate TV.[3] It is the owner and operator of the National Satellite Broadcasting System (NSBS) and Satellite Multi-channel Digital Broadcasting System of Direct Broadcasting "Katelco Plus". It owns main control center in Almaty and teleports in Astana and Oral with uplink facilities in other regional capitals.[4]

Among other resources, it uses the KazSat satellite.[5]

In 2007 Katelco was listed among top 10 Kazakhstan communication operators by the Russian telecom business magazine InformCourier-Svyaz.[5]

31 January 2011 the company was merged to the Kazteleradio, JSC - national terrestrial and satellite operator of Kazakhstan for television and radio broadcasting.


  1. ^ About Katelco
  2. ^ Katelco timeline
  3. ^ Marat Terterov (2004) " Doing Business with Kazakhstan" ISBN 0-7494-3990-4, p. 138
  4. ^ http://www.kitel.kz/en/2004/oview/431270397/ "Kazakh Telecommunications CJSC"], a profile from 2004 KITEL exhibition
  5. ^ a b "Kazakhstan: Telecommunication 'Star of the East' ", IKS magazine, May 1, 2007

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