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Afghan women working on an app to attract tourists to Afghanistan

A group of young Afghan women  are working on developing a mobile app to help attract tourists to Afghanistan. The young women are students at a coding school in Herat called Code to Inspire which is founded by Fereshteh Forough.

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ICT sector could reduce Afghanistan’s reliance on foreign aid: SIGAR

According to a latest report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), Afghanistan’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector could potentially provide over USD 1bn annually to the Afghan government’s budget and reduce its reliance on foreign aid.

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12 technology startups successfully complete 8-month incubation program in Kabul

Providing innovating technology solutions for Afghanistan, 12 technology startups have successfully completed an 8-month incubation program offered by Ibtikaar, a technology startup business incubator in Kabul. A graduation ceremony for the graduates was held at Safi Landmark Hotel on May

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Afghan company exports technology

BlueSonic, the first Afghan computer manufacturing factory, has begun exporting its products across the region. According to the officials, the company exports computers and smartphones to Pakistan, Ethiopia and Central Asia. Founded in 2012, BlueSonic is the first and only

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Expansion of telecom coverage to reduce internet cost in Afghanistan

With the recent expansion in Afghanistan’s telecom coverage, Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology hopes that the internet cost would decrease. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of Salaam 3G internet service and the Noori fiber optic project in Lashkargah, Helmand Minister

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Afghanistan launches for the time ever digital broadcasting system

By Ahmadshah Ghanizada: Afghanistan entered into the new development era of digitization by launching the digital broadcasting system for the first time in the country. The replacement of old analog broadcasting system to the new digital system was made during an inauguration

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Afghanistan to introduce Global Positioning System (GPS)

A Memorandum of Understanding on the launch of the Global Positioning System (GPS) between Communications and Information Technology Minister Amirzai Sangin and Kabul Mayor Mohammad Younus Nawandesh was signed on Sunday. The project, worth USD 25mn, will be initially launched

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Afghan government problems to be addressed through IT solutions

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology MCIT) has launched DEWAE-Innovation Support Program that awards participants for innovation solutions in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The winners receive cash prizes ranging from USD 2000 to USD 80,000.

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80% of Afghan women have access to mobile phones

Some 80 percent of Afghan women have regular or occasional access to mobile phones, according to a survey conducted in late 2012. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and based on the research methodology of GSM Association’s

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The growth of the Afghan telecom sector in the past 12 years

About USD 2bn have been invested in the Afghan telecommunication sector since the establishment of the new Afghan government. “More than 150,000 people are employed in the sector,” said Deputy Telecommunication Minister Wahabuddin Sadat on the World Telecommunication and Information

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Roshan wins “Global Leadership Award”

Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Karim Khoja has received, on behalf of Roshan, the prestigious “Global Leadership Award” at the fifth annual TMT Finance Middle East & North Africa Awards, held in Dubai on April 23. The award recognizes

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Roshan wins "Global Leadership Award"

Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Karim Khoja has received, on behalf of Roshan, the prestigious “Global Leadership Award” at the fifth annual TMT Finance Middle East & North Africa Awards, held in Dubai on April 23. The award recognizes

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50,000 Afghans to receive training in Information Technology

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) will provide trainings to 50,000 Afghans in information technology with financial collaboration from the World Bank. The graduates will be introduced to the government and private sector to grab possible job opportunities,

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Tender announcement- Logistical and Technical Services for the 1st International ICT Conference and Exhibition, Kabul Afghanistan

Publish Date: Mar 13, 2013 Closing Date: Apr 28, 2013 Tender Number: INVITATION FOR BID NO.:240/137 Reference Number: MCIT/IT-2013/NC-03 City: Kabul, Afghanistan Description: Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)  Non-Consultancy Services Tender for “Logistical and Technical Services for the 1st International ICT Conference and

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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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Afghanistan is one of the leaders in mobile banking

Minister of Information and Technology Amirzai Sangeen said mobile banking in Afghanistan is leading a revolution in the world of technology. Mobile banking was initiated in Afghanistan two years ago by Roshan Telecommunication Company with collaboration from the British telecom

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Fans of 7D cinema growing in Afghanistan

Kabul’s Gulbahar Center has attracted a good number of Afghan youths, children and adults towards its “7D cinema”. Located at the heart of Kabul, Gulbahar Center has become the exciting shopping and leisure destination choice for discerning individuals in the

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Afghan Telecom falls behind in the race against private telecom firms

Afghanistan’s national telecommunication company has failed in the competition against the major private telecommunication companies, reported Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT). In addition to Afghan Telecom, private companies like Roshan, Etisalat, MTN and AWCC are currently providing telecommunication

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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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Ministry of Communication’s revenue exceeds the government’s revenue

The revenue of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) stood at USD 198mn in the last financial year, 10% more than the total revenue of the government. Speaking at the Annual Conference of Directors Ministry of communications and

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3 international firms willing to launch Afghan satellite

Three international companies have expressed interest to launch a satellite into Afghanistan’s space, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) reported. The plan for the launch of Afghanistan’s first space satellite was approved by the Council of Ministers last

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Afghan Technologists and Media Experts Explore New Technologies at Kabul Innovation Lab

Technologists, media experts and entrepreneurs from across Afghanistan began a four-day forum and workshop today. This Innovation Lab will create new ways for the media to use digital and emerging technologies to reach new audiences and distribute content. The event

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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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Cell Phone Tower in Khas District

URUZGAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The Khas district held a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the first cell phone tower in the district in Uruzgan province, Dec. 23. The cell phone tower provides the local populace with the ability

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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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