This is a best prospect industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data.
Last Published: 4/17/2016
Four private mobile telecommunications service providers currently supply the Afghan market with increased competition and price pressures.  As of 2014, the number of mobile telephone subscriptions was estimated to be about 18 million, and the mobile telephone networks cover about 90 percent of the population.  The telecommunications revolution in Afghanistan has been one of the success stories of the country’s recent past.
 
While there are still growth opportunities for mobile service providers, significant market opportunities exist in the other supply and service areas of the telecommunication sector, including data processing, basic business-processing operations, information and communication technology, data transfer and process control. Internet users are only about five percent of the population and services are limited to major urban areas, such as Kabul, Herat, and Mazar-e-Sharif.
 
Investments in the IT sector are particularly attractive as they often do not depend on the overall infrastructure of Afghanistan such as roads and airports, but investors can develop and rely on their own infrastructure such as satellite communication equipment.

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Afghanistan Information and Communication Technology Trade Development and Promotion