Afghanistan picks 3 winners for tower rollout

Afghanistan’s ICT ministry has signed base station expansion contracts with Afghan Telecom, Afghan Wireless, and MTN after a tender run by the regulator. The USD 28 million project, which is funded by the ministry’s telecommunication development fund (TDF), will see the roll out of 220 towers in rural areas. Afghan Telecom will erect 195 towers, Afghan Wireless will establish 9 towers, and MTN will install 16 towers within eighteen months.

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