Ericsson eyeing Afghan contract

16 Oct 2014

Swedish vendor Ericsson is in the process of negotiating a management contract with a second telco in Afghanistan, Gulf News cites Ericsson’s regional chief Tarek Saadi as saying. The official did not name the operator involved but ruled out Etisalat, leaving Afghan Telecom (Aftel), Roshan and Afghan Wireless Communications Company (AWCC) as the potential partner, Ericsson having signed a managed services deal with MTN Afghanistan back in 2012. Despite the progress of the talks, Saadi noted that an official announcement was unlikely to be made until H1 2015.