MCIT Launches the Privatization of Afghan Telecom

Press Release
Source: MCIT (Afghanistan's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology)

March 18, 2008

The Ministry of Communications and IT today released a Request for Expressions of Interest (REI) in the sale of 80% of the shares (the 'Privatization') of Afghan Telecom Corporation. The details are posted in the Latest Tenders section of the web site. Interested Parties have until the 4th of April to submit their expressions of interest. This ambitious project aims at strengthening this promising telecommunications operator through the involvement of the private sector, and represents one of the most ambitious privatization projects in Afghanistan to date.

Note: Afghan Telecom was incorporated in September 2005 and operates fixed line and wireless voice and data services throughout the territory of Afghanistan under a 25 year license. Afghan Telecom presently serves over 95,000 customers in 34 provincial capitals and 254 district centers and villages. It offers traditional wire-line telephony and internet access in the major cities, and CDMA-based wireless and high-speed internet services, based on state-of-the-art switching, wireless access and satellite equipment. Source: MCIT

For more information, visit the Ministry of Communications and IT website at: http://www.mcit.gov.af/

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