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NPC approves Fiber Optic investment project worth $383mn

The Afghan government approved a Fiber Optics related project worth USD 383mn at the latest meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. According to a statement from the presidential palace, four companies have been

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Electronic duty payments replace risky cash deliveries in Afghanistan

Imports of expensive, high-tech equipment and large boxes of pre-paid phone cards by Afghanistan’s five major telecommunications companies account for half of all customs duties collected at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Until recently, paying duties on those imports

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Afghan government collects 78mn from newly levied telecom tax

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) reported Saturday that 78mn AFN had been collected since the government levied a 10% tax against communication services. The new tax regulation directly affects mobile phone subscribers. The public was up-in-arms over

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3 telecommunication projects inaugurated in Ghazni province

Minister of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Amirzai Sangin, inaugurated three telecom projects in Ghazni province. Costing USD 7mn, The projects include fiber optic, Afghan Telecom Digital telephone with 5000 lines and Afghan Telecom DSL. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Minister

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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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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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