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Kabul to host first IT expo next week

The first-ever Information Technology (IT) expo will be held in capital Kabul from 13-16 June. The exhibition is organized by the Afghan Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MICT) with collaboration from the Center of Afghanistan Exhibitions (CAE). Over 120

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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 social media provider wins innovation award in New Delhi

Afghanistan’s social media provider, Paywast, received the Special Mention Award at the mBillionth event in New Delhi, India. The trophy was awarded for the Paywast Call Center for Maternal Health in Kabul. The mHealth call center collaborates with Ministry of

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Afghanistan’s first satellite starts formal operation

(By Ahmadshah Ghanizada) Afghanistan’s first satellite which was deployed into the orbit earlier this year has formally started its operations. The announcement of the formal operation of Afghansat 1 was made during a conference attended by Afghanistan’s First Vice President

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Fifth Afghan Telecom Company issued with 3G license

The Afghan government issued a Third Generation (3G) technology license wroth USD 25mn to the Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) spokesperson, Nasrat Rahimi, the license would increase competition

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World Bank funds IT training in Kabul

Over 1,000 students, introduced by private and government sectors, will receive training in information technology skills (IT)  by the Afghan Ministry of Communication and Information and Technology (MoIT). Costing USD 1.2mn, the project will be funded by the World Bank

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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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Regenerating Afghanistan’s Economic Development Through Online Entrepreneurship

A half-day workshop on “Online Entrepreneurship” was delivered by TechDeira aimed at helping Afghans develop their skills and capacity through technology. Technology offers a diverse opportunity to increase economic development and Afghanistan is embracing this change. Afghanistan has a rapidly

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Afghanistan holds its first ever ICT conference & exhibition

Afghanistan’s first ever Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) conference and exhibition is going to be held on 24th-26th of this month. The aim of the event is to create an annual meeting place for the international, regional and national ICT

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Afghanistan holds its first ever ICT conference & exhibition

Afghanistan’s first ever Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) conference and exhibition is going to be held on 24th-26th of this month. The aim of the event is to create an annual meeting place for the international, regional and national ICT

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Azerbaijan to participate in the development of Afghanistan’s ICT sector

Afghan delegation headed by Barialai Hassam, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technologies, visited Azerbaijan to discuss the country’s potential involvement in the development of Afghanistan’s Information and Communication Technology. As a result of the visit, a Working Group consisting

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Optic fiber network to be launched in Daikundi province

Afghan Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Amirzai Sangin inaugurated the optic fiber network project in central Daikundi province. Fiber optic network was first launched in Kabul in 2007 by the China’s Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Corporation (ZTE) with financial collaboration from

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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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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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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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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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1 month deadline to Afghan telecom firms for collecting unregistered SIM cards

The Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology (MTIT) have given a month-long deadline to telecom firms for collecting unregistered SIM cards. Failing to recover such cards would result to fines and license revocation of the firms, said officials on Tuesday.

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Afghans to have their first ever electronic ID cards

The Ministry of interior announced on Wednesday at a joint press conference with the Independent Election Commission (IEC) that they would begin issuing electronic ID cards to 6.5mn people before the election in 2014. The purpose of the electronic ID

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