Afghan Telecom

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Afghan Telecom
افغان تلکام
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 2005
Headquarters Kabul, Afghanistan
Key people
Amirzai Sangin
Founder & CEO
Number of employees
Website Afghan Telecom

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.[1]

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.[2]

Afgan Telecom being one of the beneficiaries for the funding.[3]


  1. ^ Government of Afghanistan
  2. ^ Afghantelecom
  3. ^ "WB Oks $50m for Telecom Sector". Outlook Afghanistan. April 30, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 

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