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According to The Africa & Middle East Telecoms Directory, as at January 2011 the Afghan telecommunications market is made up of 6 main operators ...

Afghan Telecom

URL: http://www.afghantelecom.af
Company: Afghan Telecom Corporation
Technology: CDMA2000 1X (Cellular/WLL, 800 MHz) launched September 2005
Parent: State - Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Mobile subscribers: 84,477

Ariana Network Service (ANS)

URL: http://www.ans.af
Company: Ariana Network Service (ANS)
Technology: WiMAX - 802.16e (3.5GHz) - Alvarion (Kabul)

AWCC

URL: http://www.afghan-wireless.com
Company: Afghan Wireless Communication Company
Technology: GSM 900 launched April 2002 - GPRS active - EDGE active, February 2009
Parent: Private (Ehsan Bayat, 80%) | State - Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (20%)
Mobile subscribers: 3,719,03

Etisalat

URL: http://www.etisalat.af
Company: Etisalat Afghanistan
Technology: GSM licensed May 2006, launched August 2007
Parent: Emirates Telecommunication Corporation (Etisalat) (100%)
Mobile subscribers: 3,203,000

MTN

URL: http://www.mtn.com.af
Company: MTN Afghanistan
Technology: GSM 900/1800 launched July 2006 - GPRS active
Parent: MTN Group (100%)
Mobile subscribers: 3,660,000

Roshan

URL: http://www.roshan.af
Company: Telecom Development Company Afghanistan Ltd
Technology: GSM 900 launched June 2003
Parent: Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) (51%) | Monaco Telecom International (MTI) (36.75%) | TeliaSonera (12.25%)
Mobile subscribers: 3,773,949
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