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Afghan Telecom to launch 4G services by year-end

Published 26 Sep 2019 10:54 CET | Afghanistan

State-run operator Afghan Telecom will roll out 4G services by the end of this year. A commercial launch is planned before the end of 2019, Mohammad Bashar Niazi, chief ...

Blast kills Afghan Telecom's commercial director

Published 09 Aug 2019 15:01 CET | Afghanistan

An explosion in Kabul city killed Mohammad Qasim Taj Wardak, the commercial director of the Afghan Telecom Company, the ministry of interior confirmed according to The Khaama ...

Afghan govt cuts wholesale internet price

Published 31 Jul 2019 10:14 CET | Afghanistan

Afghanistan's ICT minister Mohammad Fahim Hashemi said Internet Service Providers (ISPs) purchasing capacity from national provider Afghan-Telecom will now receive 1 MB for ...

Afghan watchdog fines Roshan, Etisalat, SIM card retailers AFN 15 mln

Published 24 Jul 2019 09:37 CET | Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has fined two operators and 6 SIM card retailers AFN 15 million for illegal activities. Roshan was fined AFN 5 million, and ...

Roshan selects Matrixx Software platform

Published 11 Jun 2019 15:16 CET | Afghanistan

Matrixx Software said Afghanistan operator Roshan has selected its Digital Commerce platform to support its 6 million customers. Roshan selected MATRIXX because it is the ...

Afghan president approves establishment of telecoms high council

Published 23 Apr 2019 11:00 CET | Afghanistan

The draft regulation to establish the Afghanistan High Council of Telecommunications and Information Technology (AHCTIT), which has four chapters and 28 articles, was ...

ATRA blames insecurity and lack of electricity for high internet prices

Published 01 Apr 2019 14:58 CET | Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority has cited insecurity, lack of electricity and its landlocked position as reasons for higher prices of internet in the country, ...

Afghan Wireless extends contract with Optiva

Published 12 Mar 2019 15:50 CET | Afghanistan

Optiva said it secured a significant upgrade and multi-year support deal with Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) for its Optiva Charging Engine, Voucher Management ...

Afghanistan ICT ministry inks contract for data management system to collect telecom tax

Published 04 Mar 2019 11:18 CET | Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) has signed up for a real-time data management system to monitor the collection of the 10 percent ...

Afghanistan launches e-governance system

Published 26 Feb 2019 09:58 CET | Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MoCIT) has launched the first ever e-governance centre in Kabul which will handle a wide-range of ...

Afghanistan Broadcasting System picks Eutelsat to launch new DTH platform

Published 15 Feb 2019 08:51 CET | Afghanistan

This platform will be enriched in the coming months to carry a mix of national and premium international channels. The capacity will also enable ABS to extend its DTT network ...

Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan hold talks on potential sub-sea backbone across Caspian Sea

Published 11 Jan 2019 15:38 CET | Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan

Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan are considering the possibility of deploying a sub-sea fibre-optic backbone line across the Caspian Sea, reports Trend citing a statement from the ...

Afghan fibre connectivity scheme should be finished in 7 months

Published 07 Jan 2019 10:12 CET | Afghanistan

Afghanistan's fibre optic connectivity project is at its final stage and should be completed in seven months, reports Fomsn.com. Officials from Afghan Telecom expressed their ...

Afghan regulator starts consultation on 4G spectrum allocation

Published 15 Oct 2018 08:12 CET | Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Telecoms Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has officially launched a public consultation for efficient spectrum usage, in particular to assign frequencies for 4G ...

Afghan Telecom relies on sharing Etisalat network to expand market share

Published 27 Sep 2018 11:10 CET | Afghanistan

The government-owned Afghan Telecom Company is using the Etisalat network to expand its market share. Ajmal Ayan, chief executive of Afghan Telecom, told The National it is ...

SATADSL and Talia ink partnership for broadband in Iraq and Afghanistan

Published 12 Sep 2018 15:01 CET | Afghanistan, Iraq

SatADSL and Talia have agreed to expand their long-term partnership to provide a new low-cost satellite broadband service across Iraq and Afghanistan. Under the existing ...

Afghanistan tops 33 mln GSM subscribers in Q2

Published 16 Aug 2018 07:14 CET | Afghanistan

Afghanistan ended June with 33.4 million GSM subscribers. Of these, around 21.33 million were active GSM subscribers. The 3G services subscriber base topped 6 million in the ...

Uztelecom, AWCC sign cooperation memorandum

Published 25 Jul 2018 18:16 CET | Afghanistan

Uzbekistan national operator Uztelecom has signed a cooperation memorandum with operator  Afghan Wireless Communication Company (АWCC). The operators plan to deploy a ...

DITCO selects GTT to provide telecom services in Afghanistan

Published 18 Jul 2018 16:22 CET | Afghanistan

Cloud networking provider GTT Communications has won a contract from the Defensive Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO), the contracting arm of the Defense ...

Afghan govt seeks to establish mobile tax monitoring system

Published 05 Jul 2018 10:25 CET | Afghanistan

Afghanistan government plans to establish mobile tax monitoring, three years after having imposed a 10 percent levy on telecom services, Tolonews reported. The National Unity ...

Ten ISPs to join National Internet Exchange of Afghanistan

Published 02 Jul 2018 14:08 CET | Afghanistan

Ten ISPs in Afghanistan have expressed their interest to join the National Internet Exchange of Afghanistan (NIXA) Project. ISP officials pledged to join the National ...

Afghanistan, Tajikistan sign ICT cooperation agreement

Published 27 Jun 2018 17:31 CET | Afghanistan, Tajikistan

Shahzad Aryobee, the Afghanistan minister of communications and technology, has signed a cooperation agreement in the field of ICT with the head of the Foreign Relations ...

Afghan shoppers go online to avoid bombs, harassment

Published 11 Jun 2018 18:15 CET | Afghanistan

Shoppers in the Afghan capital are going online for everything from fashion to furniture to avoid bomb attacks and sexual harassment, with dozens of start-ups doing a brisk ...

Afghanistan inks USD 51 mln Digital Casa Project deal with World Bank

Published 11 Apr 2018 12:10 CET | Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has signed the Digital Casa Afghanistan Project worth USD 51 million with the World Bank. Digital Casa ...

Uzbekistan talks to Afghanistan on alternative internet links

Published 09 Apr 2018 13:44 CET | Afghanistan, Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan minister for ICT Akhmed Zhadzhayev has met with his Afghanistan counterpart Shakhzad Gul Aryebi, reports Profit.kz. The two discussed opportunities to cooperate in ...

 




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