To provide coverage for the remaining 11% of the population.
The further extend fiber optic cable (OFC)
The introduction of more faster Internet services
The provision of technical assistance to the Ministry of interior with the distribution of Electronic identity cards
The introduction of Electronic government (e-Government)
The conversion of Analogue TV systems into digital TV (completed).
Afghanistan installed satellite (Afghan Sat 1) in the orbit
The current coverage area is 80%of the population and we have intended to increase the coverage to 95% of population through the TDF funds in the near future.
Optic Fiber Network (OFC):
By extension of Optical Fiber Network the centers of 14 provinces, (Kabul, Parwan, Baghlan, Kundoz, Samangan, Balkh, Faryab, Jawzjan, Hirat, Kandahar, Maidan Wardak, Nangarhar, Laghman, Logar) and all districts located along are connected.
The extension of Optical Fiber network to the southern province of Logar is completed; and the connection of Ghazni – Sharen, Sharen – Gardiz, Gardiz – Logar is already completed and will be soon inaugurated.
The work to extend the Fiber-Optic Network has started in the central provinces of Bamian, Daikundi and Ghor and north eastern provinces of takhar, and Badekhshan has started and will be completed at the end of 1393 solar year.
3G services (3rd Generation)
The aim is to provide fast internet services to the Afghan people via 3G technology.
It is planned to issue further 3G licenses to cellular telephone operators
It is anticipated to increase the number of internet users from 50% to 80% in the next three years.
Salaam GSM /3G Network:
Incorporated in 2013, Salaam is the latest entrant in Afghanistan’s telecommunication industry providing a top quality, affordable, 100% Afghani solution. Envisioned by the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology, Salaam is committed to revolutionize the telecommunication sector in Afghanistan by complementing the nationwide fixed network with 3G GSM voice and data services.
Electronic ID Cards:
An agreement between MCIT and Ministry of Interior for implementation of the project has been approved by the council of ministers in a meeting.
MCIT has the responsibility create technical system for E-ID.
Ministry of Interior has the responsibility of the distribution of E-ID.
Project has been started and will be launched soon.
The aim of Electronic Government is to provide better services, create stable and transparent government, which is easily accessible to the population
The following steps have been taken to achieve the above objectives:
The establishment of ICT Town
Awareness programs for farmers, using information technology.
MCIT has a plan to establish digital television network in the country in the near future.
The Digital television programs has been started in Kabul and will broadcasted to all the provinces via digital network in next three years.
To provide telecommunication, television broadcasting and other commercial services via satellite. The satellite named Afghan Sat 1 has installed in specified orbit.