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Afghanistan’s “Real Time Data Management” Contract a Yay or Nay?

The Afghan government recently signed a contract with an American company on the establishment of the Real Time Data Management System that will ensure transparency in the collection of the 10% tax on mobile phone top-ups. The news made quite

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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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iLabs in Afghanistan

By: Said Marjan Zazai The concept of technology innovation lab was first introduced in Afghanistan in 2012 by Internews. They held their first event in the month of January of that year in Kabul, and, it was followed through a

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Afghanistan’s first satellite starts test broadcasts

Afghanistan’s first satellite, called Afghansat1, has reportedly started test broadcasts. Waiting for official launch by President Hamid Karzai, the satellite broadcasts on a trial basis. The satellite, deployed at 48° E, will support services including broadcasting, IP connectivity and mobile

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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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