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Afghan Telecom is a telecom company offering fixed line, wireless voice and data services under a 25-year license in Afghanistan. The company was previously government owned and operated until 2005 when the Afghan Ministry of Communications spun it off into a private entity. In 2008, investors are being sought for an 80% stake of the company. The government will retain 20%, and the investment payment will go to the general budget of the government of Afghanistan.
AfTel has roughly 1,000 employees in 34 provincial capitals and 254 district centers and villages. It offers traditional wire-line telephones and internet access in the major cities, a third generation CDMA-based wireless local loop telephony, WiMAX and fiber based high-speed internet services, based on state-of-the-art switching, wireless access and satellite equipment.
Afgan Telecom being one of the beneficiaries for the funding.
- Government of Afghanistan
- "WB Oks $50m for Telecom Sector". Outlook Afghanistan. April 30, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
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