Roshan selects SpeedCast for Zabul 3G backhaul project

5 Jan 2017

Afghan mobile operator Roshan has awarded Australia-based satellite communications and network service provider SpeedCast International a multi-year service agreement to upgrade its cellular backhaul network. The upgrade is intended to support 3G services over satellite in Zabul province in southwestern Afghanistan. Commenting on the plan, SpeedCast’s CEO PJ Beylier noted: ‘With the upgraded network, operators like Roshan can provide new and better service offerings to end users by providing reliable and scalable connectivity … The new backhaul network over satellite also allows operators to explore and develop new business opportunities and revenue streams, such as offering broadband and managed network solutions to banks, governments and home users using VSAT.’

Afghanistan, Roshan