Roshan, Afghanistan‘s leading communications provider, today launched 3G Jahaan (meaning “the world”), which will immediately be available in Kabul, and then rolled out nationwide.
According to the company, Roshan 3G Jahaan presents a significant next step in access by connecting the company’s six million customers with each other and the world.
Also, 3G Jahaan’s features such as video calling, conferencing and streaming confirm Roshan’s promise to continue offering new products that will further advance the its customer service and provision of voice and data services.
“It has always been Roshan’s vision to leverage technology and innovation to bridge critical need gaps and improve the lives of those in the community. 3G Jahaan is the next step in that vision, and a leap forward for the people of Afghanistan,” said Karim Khoja, Roshan’s CEO.
Amir Zai Sangin, Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) for the government of Afghanistan said, “The launch of Roshan 3G Services is another major step in transforming Afghanistan into Information Society. Roshan recognizes the value that world-class telecommunications services can bring – not only to the Afghan people, but the international community as a whole.”
Roshan’s investment in 3G technology is also part of the company’s endeavor to leverage the telecommunications infrastructure to support development in health (telemedicine) and education (e-learning).
Last month, Roshan secured a loan of $147 million from the International Finance Corporation to support the acquisition of the company’s 3G spectrum license and continued development of network infrastructure.
Roshan (Telecom Development Company Afghanistan Ltd) is Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider with six million active subscribers and a network that covers over 230 cities and towns in all of the country’s 34 provinces.