MCIT inks seventh rollout deal

24 Jul 2013

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT) has signed an agreement, the seventh of its kind, with cellcos to extend wireless networks to unserved areas. Afghan Telecom (Aftel), Afghanistan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) and Roshan were selected to roll out 240 new base stations in areas not yet covered by telecoms services. The deployment will be bankrolled by the Telecommunication Development Fund (TDF) and will see the new towers installed in 173 districts across 34 provinces, covering approximately 480,000 people in total, within the next 18 months.