Roshan selects Arbinet international voice services

25 May 2010

Arbinet Corporation has announced that it has been contracted by Telecom Development Company Afghanistan (more commonly known as Roshan), Afghanistan’s largest wireless provider by subscribers, to supply its ‘thexchange marketplace’ to buy and sell international voice communications and ‘PrivateExchange’ to facilitate direct interconnects between it and correspondent carriers and bi-lateral partners. By using thexchange, Roshan gains access to a platform where more than 1,100 carriers and service providers trade, route, manage and settle voice traffic. Roshan can source high quality routes that allow it to provide its retail customers with cost-effective international voice services. With PrivateExchange, Roshan can interconnect directly with corresponding bi-lateral partners over Arbinet’s network. Arbinet will manage routing, billing and settlements, and provide any necessary TDM or VoIP protocol conversions.

Roshan claims coverage of over 230 cities and towns and approximately 3.6 million active subscribers. Since its inception seven years ago, the firm has invested over USD450 million in Afghanistan and is the country’s single largest investor and tax payer. The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is a major shareholder of Roshan alongside Monaco Telecom International (MTI) and TeliaSonera

Afghanistan, Roshan