Fiber liberalization key for broadband growth in Afghanistan

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2014-12-07

Since 2001, Afghanistan has experienced incredible growth in telecommunications services, especially mobile services, in spite of security instability in the country. Mobile-SIM-card penetration has reached 75% of the total population — on a par with Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. This has been thanks to the critical role of private-sector investment unleashed by government liberalization of the mobile market. Today, five …