Since becoming Afghanistan’s first mobile communications service provider in 2002, Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) has been at the forefront of telecommunications innovation. Recently, the leading data and mobile communications service provider expanded the scope of its smartphone services by introducing 3.75G high-speed broadband in the city of Kandahar.
3.75G service plans
Afghan Wireless rolled out the new high-speed network in June 2015, offering eight service plans for both business and consumer clients. Customizable to suit each subscriber’s unique communication needs, the 3.75G service plans allow for faster download speeds, file sharing, streaming, and a wide array of additional video and data services. The network also makes use of AWCC’s HD Voice capabilities to ensure the best possible audio quality.
As in other AWCC 3G service areas across Afghanistan, Kandahar’s 3.75G high-speed broadband network uses the firm’s state-of-the-art dual-carrier high-speed packet access plus (HSPA+) technology to offer the fastest mobile connectivity in the region. AWCC’s implementation of HSPA+ technology has made dual-carrier high-speed uplink packet access (HSUPA) possible for the first time in Afghanistan, enabling users to upload data at rates as high as 42 Mbps per cell. Afghan Wireless is also the only Afghan company to use Internet Protocol version 6 (IPV6), which it included in its service update in Kandahar.
As noted by AWCC Managing Director Amin Ramin, the latest deployment represents another step toward the company’s goal of providing world-class communications solutions in Afghanistan. AWCC plans to offer high-speed broadband services in every major Afghan city by 2016.