Afghan Wireless Launches 3.75G+ Services in Kabul
Published on: 1st Jan 2015
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Afghanistan based Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) says that it has now launched 3.75G services in Kabul.
Having completely rebuilt its radio and core network in Kabul, AWCC's service launch makes it the only operator in Afghanistan providing the latest Dual Carrier-HSPA+(High Speed Packet Access plus) technology at each of its 3G sites in Kabul City. This solution enabled for the first time in Afghanistan, permitting download data rates of up to 42Mbps.
Afghan Wireless also implemented Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) as part of its 3G deployment.
According to AWCC Managing Director Amin Ramin, "We have enjoyed the privilege and responsibility of being the industry leader in Afghanistan's telephony sector for more than a decade, and we are proud to become the first true mobile broadband provider in the country by the globally-accepted definition of the word 'BROADBAND'."
Mr. Amin added, "As part of our transition to 3G, we also upgraded our internet capacity into the country, and built a superior and fully redundant backhaul transmission network in and around Kabul to support the smooth and reliable flow of large volumes of data which is one of the primary requirements of mobile broadband."
AWCC plans to launch this same quality of mobile broadband service in Kandahar in Q1 2015, and is scheduled to roll it out to all other major cities in Afghanistan throughout 2015.