- About Us
May 4, 2017 was an historic day for Afghan Wireless—and most importantly—it was a transformational day for the technological and economic development of our country. On that day, Afghan Wireless activated its new 4G LTE communications network—and we became Afghanistan’s first and only mobile communications company offering global class, high-speed 4G LTE services to Afghan consumers and businesses.
Kabul was the first city in Afghanistan to join AWCC’s 4G LTE network. And, during the next twelve to eighteen months, Afghan Wireless will continue to expand our 4G LTE service area, with the goal of making our 4G LTE network available to all of Afghanistan by 2020.
4G LTE Service means faster communications and new, innovative services for our subscribers. Right now, AWCC’s subscribers enjoy data speeds of up to 36 megabytes per second— confirmed by independent tests to be the fastest data speed available in Afghanistan. With the debut of our 4G LTE network, Afghan Wireless subscribers with 4G LTE enabled devices will enjoy uploading and downloading data speeds of 72 megabytes per second—a 100% increase in data speed. In addition, all of our subscribers—whether you have a 2G, 3G or 4G LTE enabled device, will continue to access the fastest data speeds across our network.
Launching Afghan Wireless’s new 4G LTE network is the successful result from our three-year plan to prepare for the deployment of high speed 4G LTE service (and our very popular 3.75G+ service), by increasing the coverage area and speed of our nationwide transmission network.
AWCC has invested more than 3.5 billion Afghanis in our Company’s communications infrastructure and today, the Afghan Wireless transmission network is the most developed, extensive and technologically advanced commercial communications network in the nation. 1,400 cell towers—including one at the Salang Pass, which holds the record as the highest elevated cell tower on earth—form the backbone of AWCC’s ability to provide rapid and reliable wireless communications to 5,000,000 Afghans who live in all of 34 provinces of our country.
Fifteen years ago, Afghan Wireless was the first company to offer mobile telephone service to Afghans. Not only was AWCC Afghanistan’s first wireless company—we founded the nation’s wireless communications sector, which today, is the strongest, most innovative and profitable component of Afghanistan’s economy. And once again, my amazing colleagues at AWCC have achieved another first, by making us the first mobile communications company to provide 4G LTE service to the people of Afghanistan.
Yes, we’re proud of our new 4G LTE network, but above all, we’re humbled and honored by this new opportunity to serve Afghans by providing them with only the world’s best, most advanced communications services. Afghan Wireless is a company built by Afghans—and our greatest mission will always be to develop communications solutions which connect Afghans to the world—solutions which strive to empower, encourage and champion Afghanistan’s technological development, economic and social progress.
Until next time,
Dr. Ehsanollah Bayat
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Founder and CEO, Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC)
Founder and CEO, Ariana Television and Radio (ATN)
Founder, Bayat Foundation