Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming part of South Asia, Central Asia, or possibly West Asia. The Economy of Afghanistan has had significant improvement in the last decade due to the infusion of billions of dollars in international assistance and remittances. After the establishment of the interim government in 2001 in Afghanistan, the country obtains new horizons of political and socio-economic rehabilitation and reconstruction. The subsequent transitional and then the elected Afghan government introduced new legislation’s which assisted private companies to make investment in the country and provide various services including telecommunications services for the population of Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (ATRA)

The Afghanistan Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (ATRA)
is a state owned enterprise responsible for the establishment, operation and maintenance of telecommunications in Afghanistan. It is responsible to regulate and supervise operators and service providers, in accordance with the provisions of this law. Also, supervise compliance by Operators and Service Providers with international obligations entered into by Afghanistan in the telecommunications sector. ATRA issues licenses in accordance with the provisions of this law and prepares and publishes forms relating to issuance of licenses in accordance with this Law.

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