MCIT expands national fibre backbone

6 Dec 2012

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) has signed three deals for the deployment of fibre-optic links connecting a number of central and northeastern provinces to the national fibre backbone. Chinese vendor ZTE was awarded the contract for ‘Package A’, which covered the supply and installation of all non-cable equipment for the project and had an estimated budget of USD5.03 million. ‘Package B’, which carried a budget of USD13.72 million, was awarded to a joint venture between Aster Private Ltd and Gulf Homebase International Construction Company (GHICC) and was for the supply and installation of optical cable linking ten districts – Shinwari, Siyagard, Shekh Ali, Shibar, Yakawlang, Panjab, Lal Wa Sarjangal, Dawlatyar, Waras and Shehristan – across the Bamiyan, Daikundi and Ghor provinces. Finally, ‘Package C’, the installation of cable linking Khanabad, Kalafghan, Kishm, Taloqan and Fayzabad was won by Rustam Haidari Construction Company (RHCC).

Afghanistan, Ministry of Communications & IT (MCIT), ZTE