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Afghanistan Launches the Privatization of Afghan Telecom


Afghanistan's government has announced plans for the privatization of Afghan Telecom Corporation. The Ministry of Communications and IT released a Request for Expressions of Interest (REI) in the sale of 80% of the shares of the company, in what it says will be the most ambitious privatization project in Afghanistan to date.

Interested Parties have until the 4th of April to submit their expressions of interest.

Afghan Telecom currently operates a fixed wireless CDMA network in 110 districts, with coverage expanding to 365 districts. The company also plans to introduce village communications network that will connect 5,000 villages to telecoms services.


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