Launched in 2002, Afghan Wireless Communication Company has spearheaded a number of significant developments in Afghanistan’s telecommunications industry. The firm has provided innovative services such as MyMoney, its successful mobile currency platform, and has long offered 2G wireless connectivity to approximately 4 million mobile subscribers. Afghan Wireless further expanded its services in December 2014, launching 3.75G+ services in Kabul. This update follows the firm’s recent initiative to redevelop its core and radio network throughout the city, which included the implementation of industry-leading network technologies to better support its mobile broadband service.
Afghan Wireless now stands as Afghanistan’s sole provider of true mobile broadband services featuring Dual-Carrier High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) technology. Available at each 3G service site in Kabul, the new technology allows residents to enjoy data download rates as high as 42 Mbps.
Additionally, Afghan Wireless is the country’s only mobile service firm to offer a mobile network operating entirely on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). The update, which is included in the firm’s latest service deployment, provides a public IP address to all individual and business clients, serving to streamline advanced mobile applications such as file sharing and online gaming.
Afghan Wireless plans to expand its 3.75G+ coverage to Kandahar, Afghanistan, during the first quarter of 2015. Throughout the year, it will continue to introduce its new services in cities across the country.