BUSINESS INTERNET CONNECTIVITY IN AFGHANISTAN

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AVAILABLE SERVICES IN AFGHANISTAN

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The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is still challenged after many years of war and civil unrest. A positive aspect in recent years is the creation of the telecommunications sector virtually from scratch. Although infrastructure and services are being developed and the creation of a government agency to monitor fair competition, regulation is still generally lacking in the country.

DETAILS

The Internet penetration rate only reached 12% in 2014. With internet access initially relying heavily on dial-up services and an extremely low number of broadband subscribers in place, the online segment of the market was looking for a boost. That boost came in the form of 3G mobile licences. The 3G services being offered by the various operators had been launched in 2013 and were providing a special opportunity for delivering mobile broadband to Afghanistan’s population. Coming into 2016, there were around two million 3G mobile broadband subscribers in the country; however, this was only 8% of the total mobile subscriber base.

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BROADBAND

Being able to reliably communicate to anyone, anywhere, is becoming increasingly important to our personal and business lives. Our global broadband solutions are great for smaller offices, remote workers or as low cost backup solutions.

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DEDICATED

Our global Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) solutions are great for medium and large offices. DIA is a premium connectivity offering a high quality of service in more than 180 countries around the globe.

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CLOUD

Get perfect Cloud Internet Access with different levels of redundancy and never lose connectivity with your important data and services such as Office 365 or Google Apps. Speed up and secure your connection to the Cloud.

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PROCUREMENT

Being one point of contact for our clients, Brodynt provides consistent, high-quality ICT services regardless of the solution, place or time of service deployment.

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ONSITE INSTALLATION

Get global Onsite Installation of Cisco and other networking hardware brands. The customer does not need to have any technical skills. Our locally based certified engineers will perform the onsite installation.

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MANAGED MAINTENANCE

Forget about the hassle of dealing with multiple suppliers around the world. Our unique Global Managed Maintenance service will give you peace of mind by having a unique point of contact for managing all your networking maintenance.

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IPSEC VPN

Our IPSec VPN solutions are secure, reliable and optimized to easily deploy Hybrid MPLS WAN networks. We offer a flexible configuration as our VPN solutions can be fully adapted to our customer’s specific needs. Secured Internet Access provides cost effective VPN solutions over the public infrastructure as an Off-net/Backup solution to Private Network/MPLS services.

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WIFI HOT SPOTS

We deploy and manage public WiFi Hotspots with maximum flexibility, helping customers unify the management of their global WiFi network. Keep your corporate network safe and independent from your public WiFi network.

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FIELD SERVICE

Our network field services are monitored by our experienced team of engineers and outdoor local technical experts that are prepared for any requirement. We are always ready for the challenge.

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TELECOMS MARKET

Telecommunications services in Afghanistan rely heavily on its mobile infrastructure. There are five mobile operators competing in Afghanistan’s telecom sector. Between them they claimed a total of more than 25 million subscribers, with an overall mobile penetration of almost 80%. Afghanistan has a highly competitive mobile market that continues to flourish despite the background of the ongoing conflict throughout the country. The Telecom Regulatory Authority is the agency dedicated to facilitate the development of affordable, high quality telecom services in Afghanistan by providing a transparent, non-discriminatory and legal-regulatory framework that encourages innovative participation from the private sector.

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Afghanistan’s economy is recovering from decades of conflict. The economy has improved significantly since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 largely because of the infusion of international assistance, the recovery of the agricultural sector, and service sector growth. Despite the progress of the past few years, Afghanistan is extremely poor, landlocked, and highly dependent on foreign aid. Much of the population continues to suffer from shortages of housing, clean water, electricity, medical care, and jobs. Criminality, insecurity, weak governance, lack of infrastructure, and the Afghan Government’s difficulty in extending rule of law to all parts of the country pose challenges to future economic growth. Afghanistan’s living standards are among the lowest in the world.

Despite the large amount of international help that the country is currently receiving, the Government of Afghanistan will need to overcome a number of challenges, including low revenue collection, anemic job creation, high levels of corruption, weak government capacity, and poor public infrastructure.

Afghanistan’s growth rate slowed markedly in 2014-15. The drawdown of international security forces that started in 2014 has negatively affected economic growth, as a substantial portion of commerce, especially in the services sector, has catered to the ongoing international troop presence in the country. Reforms have been promised by the current rulers, but they will take time to implement and Afghanistan will remain dependent on international donor support over the next several years.

LOCAL PROVIDERS

Fixed PSTN (local, national and international): 1

Cellular mobile: 5

MVNOs: 6

Licensed cable operators: N/A

Cisco Certified Partners: 47

INCUMBENT OPERATOR

Afghan Telecom (aka “AfTel”) is a telecom company offering fixed line, wireless voice and data services under a 25-year license in Afghanistan. The company was previously government owned and operated until 2005 when the Afghan Ministry of Communications spun it off into a private entity. Afghan Telecom is the pioneer in implementing new telecommunication services in Afghanistan & a leader in the telecom market. Afghan Telecom has gone beyond its local borders to the international markets, and is now interconnected with neighboring countries such as Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan with its National Optical Fiber network, and it is working to connect Turkmenistan also in a near future.

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DATACENTERS IN AFGHANISTAN

ACG Data Center
Asia Consultancy Group
Shashdarak 2nd
1002 Kabul

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