Aftel launches 3G services for Kabul, 10 provinces

Afghan Telecom invested $65m in 3G network, $100m set for countrywide expansion
Aftel is offering 3G services in Kabul and will shortly launch to a further 10 provinces
Aftel is offering 3G services in Kabul and will shortly launch to a further 10 provinces

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Afghan Telecom (Aftel) is launching GSM and 3G services in Kabul and ten provinces in the country, to add to its existing CDMA wireless services.

Aftel has invested $65 million in the deployment so far, and will spend a further $100 million on nationwide expansion. The operator plans to offer 3G services countrywide in future.

The state-backed telco has inaugurated the services in Kabul, and plans to expand the service to a further ten provinces, followed by a countrywide roll out.

Aftel’s is marketing the 3G services under the ‘Salam’ brand.

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai attended the official launch.
 

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