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A second private telecom company to launch 4G services after AWCC

Leading Afghan telecom company, Roshan, announced Tuesday that the company will launch 4G internet services in the coming future. “Today’s 4G services announcement forms part of a new program that Roshan is launching to invest in improving and upgrading our

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Afghan Wireless Launches Afghanistan’s First 4G/LTE Communications Network

Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC), Afghanistan’s first mobile communications company, announced the launch of the Afghan Wireless 4G/LTE Network—Afghanistan’s first and only 4G/LTE communications service. Kabul will be the first location in Afghanistan to receive AWCC’s 4G/LTE Service. The Kabul

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16 new Salam antennas to be installed in Maidan Wardak

Run by the Afghan Ministry of Information and Telecommunications, Salam Telecom Company has planned to install 16 new antennas in central Maidan Wardak province. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the antennas will cost 70mn AFN and will help expand

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5th telecom company launches 3G internet services in Kabul

Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) officially launched its 3rd generation (3G) technology services in Kabul. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Managing Director of AWCC Amin Ramin said the 3G service is equipped with modern high quality standard technology which will allow

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Afghanistan to launch 4G internet soon

The Afghan Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) announced that 4G (fourth generation) services would soon be launched in the country. 3G internet services are currently available in 16 provinces provided by Etisalat, MTN, Roshan and Salaam Telecom companies.

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2013 a year of achievements for Afghanistan’s telecom sector

Afghanistan’s telecommunication sector witnessed significant achievements in 2013 with more than 90% of the population finding access to telecommunication services. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), as many as 240 news antennas were installed and activated in 173 districts that

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2013 a year of achievements for Afghanistan's telecom sector

Afghanistan’s telecommunication sector witnessed significant achievements in 2013 with more than 90% of the population finding access to telecommunication services. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), as many as 240 news antennas were installed and activated in 173 districts that

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A glance at the state of telecoms and internet in Afghanistan

By Javid Hamdard Overview  Just eleven years ago Afghanistan had a barely functional post-war telecom infrastructure and literally no services. Afghans had to travel to the neighboring countries to make a phone call. Since its re-birth in its modern form

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Minister Sangin hopes for further investment in Afghan telecom sector

Afghanistan’s first-ever Information and Communication Technology (ICT) was held today in Kabul, with representatives of telecom firms from 20 countries participating in the event. The event was aimed at pushing the envelope on the role of ICT in contributing to

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Internet access to be available in Afghan hospitals

Afghan ministries of Communications and Information Technology and Public Health have signed an agreement on the provision of internet access to Afghan hospitals. In the initial stages, 15 hospitals will be connected together through optic fiber network that would enable

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Optic fiber network launched in Kunduz province

Work on the establishment of a major optic fiber line from Kunduz to Badakhshan and Takhar has been initiated. Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology Amirzai Sangeen said the optic fiber line starts from Ali Abad district of Kunduz and

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Roshan Launches 3G “Jahaan” in Afghanistan

Roshan, an Afghan total communications provider, today launched 3G Jahaan (meaning “the world”), which will immediately be available in Kabul, and then rolled out nationwide.  Roshan 3G Jahaan presents a significant next step in access by connecting the company’s six

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Government slams Etisalat announcement of 4G services in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) called the recent announcement of 4G mobile internet services by the Etisalat telecommunications company “deceptive”. The officials said many customers have remained dissatisfied with Etisalat’s 3G services and the firm has yes

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Etisalat to launch the first ever 4G service in Afghanistan

United Arab Emirates based Etisalat Telecommunication Company is awarded Afghanistan’s first trial 4G network. The 4G service works five times faster, according to the Head of Etisalat Afghanistan, Ahmad Hussaini. Etisalat was the first firm to introduce 3.75G internet service

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Five vocational institutes to receive internet services

Afghan Ministry of Communication and Information Technology said Tuesday that five vocational institutes of the Ministry of Education will have internet access in the next three months. All the students around Afghanistan would be able to have full access to

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Afghan Govt Rejects Gallup Poll on Internet Reach

Tolo News- The Afghan government has dismissed the findings of international research consultant Gallup that only three percent of Afghan households have access to the internet, saying internet coverage is closer to 20 percent. Gallup released a report this week

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Internet prices reduced by 3-fold in Afghanistan

With the expansion of fiber optic internet services in the country, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announced a 3-fold cut in the internet prices. Addressing a news conference in Kabul, Minister of Communications and information Technology Amirzai Sangin

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Internet services to be extended to all universities in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Higher Education will extend internet services to the universities across the country by next academic year. The Ministry held its 8th conference on the extension of the Information Technology (IT) in Kabul. The three-day conference was attended

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Government working to provide more information to people through technology

Ministry of Information and Technology has undertaken programs aimed at enhancing capacities to ensure good governance through cellular phones. According to the officials, the Ministry attempts to provide more information to the citizens through technological advances. The Ministry signed 6

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First fiber optic network in Afghanistan

Fiber optic network would be launched in seven central and northeastern provinces of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information announced on Sunday. The project, launched by the China’s Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Corporation (ZTE) in 2007, was delayed due to

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Afghan Telecom Company to provide 3G and GSM services across Afghanistan

By- Dawood Essa Afghan Telecom, an Afghan telecommunication company, announced this Tuesday that it would be offering GSM (Global System for Mobiles) and 3G services for mobile users across the country. Almost 15% of the Afghan population is deprived from

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Etisalat provides internet to remote villages in Afghanistan

  The telecommunication company of Etisalat says Afghanistan’s remote villages will soon have access to internet under the newly launched program called ‘YahClick’. ‘YahClick’ is aimed at expanding internet services all over Afghanistan, said Ali Atiq, one of the officials

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WiMax technology license awarded to 3 Afghan internet companies

The Ministry of Telecommunication and Information issued WiMax technology to Neda Telecom, Ariana and Global Network Services. Minister Eng. Amirzai Sangin called the move another step toward improving internet services in Afghanistan. According to the minister, 80% of Afghanistan’s population

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Etisalat launches 3G services in 11 provinces

Etisalat, Afghanistan’s fastest growing Telecommunication Company and the first to offer 3G services, has launched 3.75G services in 11 provinces of the country including Kabul, Jalalabad, Mazar, Herat, Kunduz, Parwan, Ghazni, Pul-e-Khumri, Juzjan, Kandahar and Faryab. The customers are now

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