Mobile Operators

Etisalat Afghanistan

Etisalat Afghanistan is 100% owned subsidiary of Etisalat UAE. Etisalat is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world and the leading operator in the Middle East and Africa, headquartered in the UAE.

Etisalat Afghanistan started its operations in Afghanistan in August 2007. The company is the fastest growing mobile phone company in Afghanistan .Etisalat is providing voice and data services in 34 provinces and more than 200 districts supported by more than 12,000 retail outlets. In addition, Etisalat has 3G coverage in 21 provinces of Afghanistan.

We are a United Arab Emirates' company, motivated by the wisdom of our leaders in the UAE in supporting the rebuilding of Afghanistan. This is a guiding principle for us as to how we operate here. We believe in creating opportunities for all and sharing with others what Allah has blessed us with—sharing our prosperity around the world by creating economic opportunities in emerging markets like Afghanistan. Etisalat's arrival here is part of the UAE promise of long-term partnership to work together with Afghans to transform this magnificent country into a modern, peaceful, and prosperous Afghanistan.

It is pertinent to mention here that 90 percent of EA staff comprises of local Afghans. In line with Etisalat Afghanistan's long standing resolve of partnering in the development and enhancement of human capital and skill levels of local Afghan employees, the company has recently launched Employee Succession Plan with the intention to train and develop Afghan nationals into senior management positions. We have set a target of training over 400 people over the course of this programme and expect that it will generate excellent results. The programme with the help of Etisalat Academy UAE has already been kicked off for the training of Afghan employees by the world renowned trainers.

Etisalat believes in playing an active role in supporting the community and contribute responsibly towards social development of the country. Our recent initiatives of supporting Afghanistan National Cricket Team and developing the sports at the grass root levels as well as on-going CSR initiatives in the field of health, education and other areas speaks volumes about the Etisalat Group's commitment to the people of Afghanistan.

Etisalat Afghanistan is providing unmatched connectivity to its customers through roaming agreements with 231 operators in 116 countries. Etisalat is a beacon of future for Afghanistan, enabling better tomorrow, improving lives of ordinary people, creating jobs, helping businesses to grow and contributing to national economy

Etisalat is a beacon of future for Afghanistan, enabling better tomorrow, improving lives of ordinary people, creating jobs, helping businesses to grow and contributing to national economy!

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MTN is a new global brand which made its appearance in the Sudanese telecommunication market in July 2005.
MTN’s first project has started in 1990 in Ghana then Benin following in 1999, Syria in 2001, Liberia 2002, Yemen in 2003, Cyprus and Guinea Bissau in year 2004, Guinea Conakry and Afghanistan 2006.

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Roshan (Telecom Development Company, Afghanistan Corp) is one of the leading telecommunication companies in Afghanistan with 6.5 million active customers, and a network covering more than 287 districts and cities across 34 provinces of the country.

Roshan is one of the most successful companies in Afghanistan, which plays a major role in economic growth and long-term development of the country. Since its inception in 2003, it has invested nearly $700 million in Afghanistan and is considered to be the country's largest investor and taxpayer, providing about 5% of Afghanistan's internal incomes. Roshan has directly employed more than 900 employees of whom more than 20% are women and has indirectly created working conditions for more than 35,000 people. Roshan is deeply committed to the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan.

The Aga Khan Foundation for Economic Development (AKFED), part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is one of the major shareholders seeking to promote private projects and build strong economic companies in developing countries. Monaco Telecom International (MTI) and (TeliaSonera) are also part of Roshan’s stakeholders. Roshan, has brought international expertise in the country and is committed to providing the highest standards of network quality and coverage for the people of Afghanistan.


To be the leading provider of quality and innovative digital services to enrich the lives of the people of Afghanistan.


As an Afghan-led company we conduct business in an ethical and responsible manner

As the market leader, we drive economic and social progress by making strategic investments in innovative communications technology

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Afghan Wireless Communication Company

Afghan Wireless, with a primary motive of connecting Afghanistan seamlessly, was the first mobile services company in Afghanistan.

Afghan Wireless Communication Company started in 2002 by the visionary Mr. Ehsan Bayat, the Chairman of the Company, with a zeal to establish an Afghan company for the people of Afghanistan.

Post the conflict era, Afghanistan faced the uphill task of rebuilding itself; the first step was to build the communication infrastructure. Afghan Wireless promoted by Telephone Systems International was more than eager to contribute its share in this endeavour. Today the company stands tall with more milestones than it had initially planned to reach.

To its credit, Afghan Wireless boasts of covering all the provinces in the country. We’ve invested over $400,000,000 to develop Afghanistan’s most resilient and fail-safe wireless communications network. Our system of 1027 base stations and additional transmission capacity ensures that our network is always available—even in the remotest areas of Afghanistan.

The company as a responsible and committed corporate citizen, involves itself in to lend a helping hand to the social causes through Bayat Foundation, an active NGO supported by Afghan Wireless.

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