Etisalat : 3G services launched in Afghanistan

Published: March 30, 2012

ABU DHABI: Etisalat, the largest telecommunication company in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, has announced that it has launched 3G services – the first of its kind – in Afghanistan through its arm Etisalat Afghanistan. In this regard, a service agreement was signed by Afghanistan Telecommunication Regulatory Authority Chairman Abdul Wakil Shergul and Etisalat Afghanistan CEO Ahmed Alhosani at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Kabul, says a press release. “Today is an auspicious moment in the history of telecommunications in Afghanistan,” said Ahmed Alhosani. “It calls for celebration of public-private partnership for connecting people and improving Afghan lives for many generations to come.” Etisalat says the achievement comes after only four years of the launch of Etisalat Afghanistan, which is offering mobile services and has been ranked first in building best networks in the country.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 30th, 2012.

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  • Khan
    Mar 30, 2012 - 10:18PM

    Wow, and here the authorities still cant decide on how much they can rip off the telecom companies for their benefit, delaying the process as a whole. This is another one of our problems that we get caught up in minor details forgetting the bigger picture either intentionally or by default. Disgusting !


  • kakakhel
    Apr 5, 2012 - 11:55AM

    That’s true. Pakistan should not ask for $220 million license fee, rather do the Chile model. Very low license fee but very stringent roll out obligation for 3G by the operators. The investment level will be pretty much the same, except, money going to Finance Ministry, it will actually be spent throughout Pakistan for the roll out.


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