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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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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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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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High speed internet through satellite launched in Herat

The Etisalat Telecommunication Company has jointly initiated a satellite internet service with the Parand internet firm, who signed the agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Yahsat Company, in the western Herat province. According to Parand Head Ghafoor Jalali, people

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Etisalat Afghanistan awarded “Achievement in Social Inclusion”

The Connected World Forum at their annual international conference on mobile money awarded the telecommunication company of Etisalat in Afghanistan the 2012 “Achievement in Social Inclusion” on Monday. The award is given to those companies and organizations that contribute to

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TNT Express in Afghanistan wins Etisalat Contract

 Kabul, Afghanistan, 14th October 2012-TNT Express in Afghanistan has signed a two year shipping service agreement with Etisalat. Etisalat Afghanistan is 100% owned subsidiary of Etisalat UAE. Etisalat operates in the Middle East and Africa, headquartered in the UAE, and

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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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Etisalat 3G service in Kunduz

The Etisalat, a mobile telecommunication company in Afghanistan, launched 3G services in Kunduz city. The services were launched in the city during a ceremony held at a local hotel in Kunduz city. On the occasion, the Etisalat media in-charge Kifayatullah

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Etisalat launches online SIM card registration facility

The Etisalat private telecommunication company on Wednesday launched an online SIM card registration programme to prevent fraud and forgery. Previously, SIM cards were registered on papers — a time-consuming process that involved the risk of forgery and fraud. But from

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Kabul Residents to pay power bills through cell phones

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Wednesday signed a contract with the Etisalat Telecommunication Company to enable Kabul residents to pay electricity bills through mobile telephones. Under the accord, the Etisalat Company would distribute 300,000 SIM cards to power consumers

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Etisalat Granted Afghanistan’s First 3G Licence

Private telecom company Etisalat Afghanistan will launch Afghanistan’s first 3G network after signing an agreement with the Afghan government on Monday. Afghanistan’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amirzai Sangin, said Etisalat was the first company to receive a 3G

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Etisalat Granted Afghanistan's First 3G Licence

Private telecom company Etisalat Afghanistan will launch Afghanistan’s first 3G network after signing an agreement with the Afghan government on Monday. Afghanistan’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amirzai Sangin, said Etisalat was the first company to receive a 3G

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