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Etisalat Announces Launch of GSM Operation in Afghanistan

Kabul, August 28, 2007: Etisalat Afghanistan is proud to announce its state of the art GSM service across The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which will be officially launched tomorrow 29th August 2007. Worldwide this will be Etisalat’s 14th country of operations.

Minister of Communication and Information Technology, His Excellency Mr. Amirzai Sangin said, “I am pleased to see Etisalat as a new entrant in the telecom market, launching in Afghanistan in accordance with the laws and policies established by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. I wish Etisalat Afghanistan success in competing to provide necessary services for the Afghan people.”

Etisalat Afghanistan’s coverage and wide range of services are now available in Kabul, Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif, Kunduz and Jalalabad. The cities and areas of Kandahar, Ghazni, Poli Khumri, Baghlan and Paghman will have coverage before Ramadan. Etisalat Afghanistan’s aim is to provide unsurpassed coverage in every Province within the country. As the new entrant in Afghanistan, our network will be based on quality, innovative services and competitive pricing.

The CEO of Etisalat’s Afghanistan operation, Mr. Salem Al Kendi said, “We are here to build a modern network for the Afghan people and offer world class services. Etisalat looks forward to helping Afghanistan become a telecommunications hub for Central Asia.”

At Etisalat Afghanistan we will offer a wide range of services including:

  • GPRS & MMS services
  • Ring back tones
  • Missed call notification
  • A discounted “family & friends” package

Our services are available through over 1,000 retailers across the country and our own Etisalat shops. In addition Etisalat’s Customer Care center is available by dialing 888 (from an Etisalat mobile) or by dialing 0786 188 888 (from another network).

Etisalat Afghanistan is a subsidiary of Emirates Telecommunications Corporation – Etisalat, the leading telecommunications company based in The United Arab Emirates.