|Phonecompanies in Afghanistan
In Afganistan fixed lines (land lines) are under the control of Afghan Telecom
a company under the control of the
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)
The Afghanistan Communication system has known significant changes since 2002
when the transitional Government arrived and private Mobil Carrieres were admittet.
Public Ministry of Telecommunications MCIT
In 1908 the first Telephone system was established in the town or Arg Palace (seat of the Royal Palace).
On April 12 1928 Afghanistan became a Member of the International Telegraph Union
Today International Telecom Union.
During the 1980s and the 1920s war destroyed most of the Afghan Telecom Equipment.
Since the arrival of the Transitional Government
new perspectives are given to the Communication system of Afghanistan.
The sector has been opened to private Investors.
The phone number of the Telecom Ministry is +93 700 99 64 52
Afghan Telecom was established in april 2006.
Today Afghan Telecom
administrates the approximately 72,700 landlines in Afghanistan (data sep 2011).
The phone number of Afghan Telecom is +93 75 20 123 45
Afghan Wireless was the first Mobil Company
to be launched in Afganistan November 13 2002
The Afghan Ministry of Telecommunications has a 20% stake in the company.
Afghan Wireless provides GSM services in Kabul, Kandahar, Herat and Mazar i Sharif
Roshan was the second Mobil Company
to be launched in Afghanistan.
With more than 3 million subscribers it is the largest Telecom operator in Afghanistan.
51% of the company is owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development AKFED,
a company founded by Aga Khan that owns about 150 companies in 15 different countries.
36,75 % is owned by Monaco Telecom
12,25 % is owned by the swedish phonecompany Telia Sonera
|MTN Group - Investcom
Investcom bought the 3rd mobile license in Afghanistan.
MTN is a multinational mobil phonecompany based in Johannesburg, South Africa
and operating in multiple African and Middle east countries.
Etisalat was established in May 2006 after sucessfully bidding
for the license to operate the 4th mobil service license in Afghanistan.
Etisalat Afhanistan is a 100% subsidary of Etisalat (Emirats Telecommunications Corporation),
a United Arab Emirats Telecom Company that is partly government owned.
Etisalat is one of the lagest Telecom Companies of the World operating
in 18 countries accros the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Etisalat also edits the UAE Telephone Directories Whitepages.ae and Yellowpages.ae
Etisalat Afghanistan paid $1.2 billion for the GSM license in Afganistan.
The phone number of Etisalat.af is +93 786 786 786