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


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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