Fifth Afghan Telecom Company issued with 3G license
According to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) spokesperson, Nasrat Rahimi, the license would increase competition among the telecom companies and would avail consumers of lower internet prices.
3G internet services are currently available in 16 provinces provided by Etisalat, MTN, Roshan and Salaam Telecom companies.
Presently, about 40% of Afghan population has access to internet services and efforts are made to expand internet services to 80% in the near future.
Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) has termed accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) critical for Afghanistan’s development
Minister of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) officials said carpet exports in Afghanistan had increased by 26% this year. According to
Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan agreed to finalize the draft for a transit trade agreement in three months at a meeting