Afghanistan to implement 3G services in next one month
By Ghanizada - Sun Mar 18 2012, 9:31 pm
Officials in the ministry of telecommunication of Afghanistan announced to implement the service of 3G in Afghanistan within the next 1 month.
The 3G service will enable participants of telecom companies in Afghanistan to have access to high speed internet in thier mobile phones besides having access to multimedia services including visual and audio services.
Afghan telecommunications ministry signed an agreement with a private company in Kabul to provide 3G services in the country.
The officials also added, Afghanistan will earn around $100 million annually through 3G services.
Afghanistan witnessed a rapid growth in telecommunication services during the past years where fewer Afghans can be seen without having access to mobile phones.
However 3G services will further boost improvements in telecom sector in Afghanistan.
The tender for the provision of 3G services was put into tender by Afghan telecommunication ministry few months back where Etisalat was announced as the winner to provide the services in Afghanistan.
Afghan telecommunication minister Amirzai Sangeen while signing the contract said all the telecom companies will provide 3G services in the country in the near future.
Currently Afghanistan is being served by 5 private telecom companies however only 1 telelcom company will have access to provide 3G services during the initial period while the 3G technology will cover all the regions of the country in the next two years.