The Service agreement was signed by the Chairman of Afghanistan Telecommunication Regulatory Authority, H.E. Abdul Wakil Shergul and Etisalat`s Afghanistan CEO, Mr. Ahmed Alhosani during a stunning ceremony held at Ministry of Communications & Information Technology office in Kabul. The ceremony was attended by Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mr. Amir Zai Sangin, Dr. Omar Zakhilwal, Minister of Finance, high level government officials and members of media fraternity.
Mr. Ahmed Alhosani Etisalat`s Afghanistan CEO said, “Today is an auspicious moment in the history of telecommunications in Afghanistan – one that calls for a celebration of a public-private partnership for connecting people and improving lives for generations to come. We are proud to be the first to launch 3G services in Afghanistan as this shall certainly spur a new era of advanced development in Afghanistan while positively impacting every aspect of people’s lives.”
“The launch of the 3G by Etisalat marks an evolution in mobile communications and significant progress only made possible through a strong public-private partnership”. We would like to congratulate H.E Chairman ATRA Mr. Abdul Wakil Shergul and H.E Mr. Amir Zai Sangin, Minister of Communications & IT, Government of Afghanistan for their vision which has led to achieving this important milestone as well for their continuous support provided to Etisalat to partner in the development of Afghanistan”.
Alhosani added “Etisalat is always pioneered with impressive series of telecommunications and industry first in challenging environment “ we measure our successes by the long- term success of the customers and communities we serve and the long- term reliability of networks on which they depend”.
Through the launch of 3G services in Afghanistan, we bring a rich understanding of technology, business and culture of communities in these environments. We don’t profit on community expense. We partner with communities so they can build their own future.
He concluded “we consider ourselves a change agent in the future of economic development in the most dynamic regions. And we re-write the economic equations that govern the success of businesses and communities.