Etisalat launches ‘3.75G’ in Herat

14 Aug 2012

UAE-backed cellco Etisalat Afghanistan has announced the launch of ‘3.75G’ service in Herat as it expands its third-generation footprint across the country. As noted by TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Etisalat was the first of Afghanistan’s quartet of cellcos to receive a 3G concession, launching W-CDMA/HSDPA services in the capital in March this year, before extending the network to Jalalabad in June. Local rival, South African-backed MTN Afghanistan was awarded the second 3G licence, in June 2012, but has not yet launched the service.

Etisalat Afghanistan’s chief marketing officer Yasser Aboul Amayem said: ‘Etisalat customers in Afghanistan can now enjoy visual communications, high speed voice and data transfer and advanced internet broadband connectivity through services provided by their favourite mobile phone company.’

Afghanistan, Etisalat Afghanistan