OOKLA NAMES AFGHAN WIRELESS AS AFGHANISTAN’S FASTEST MOBILE DATA NETWORK

Kabul, Afghanistan—August 20, 2020—The Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) (www.afghan-wireless.com), the nation’s first mobile communications company, the founder of Afghanistan’s mobile communications market and a leading provider of voice and data services to over 5,000,000 consumers and businesses, announced today that the company has won Afghanistan’s fastest mobile internet networks based on analysis by Ookla of tests taken with Speedtest® covering the first half of 2020.

Ookla reported that Afghan Wireless achieved a speed score of 6.81 Mbps with average speeds of 8.32 Mbps for download and 3.74 Mbps for upload on 4.75G+ LTE-capable devices to become the only Ookla certified network in Afghanistan. Speedtest is Ookla’s flagship product, and is the most accurate way to measure internet performance and network diagnostics.

“Ookla’s selection of Afghan Wireless, as Afghanistan’s fastest mobile data network demonstrates that Afghan Wireless’s technological leadership and modern network makes Afghan Wireless the preferred partner for the world’s best companies,” said Mr. Eng. Ehsanullah Bayat, Bayat Group Chairman.

We have achieved this by continuing our network expansion program, particularly by steadily extending the reach and increasing capacity of our 4G/LTE network. We’ve done this by combining the roll out of our physical installations, including expanding our fiber optic network along with software systems upgrades.

Below is the Speed Score for Afghanistan according to Ookla:

Afghan Wireless         6.81

Etisalat Afghanistan   5.43

MTN Afghanistan       4.33

Roshan                        2.83

Afghan Telecom         1.70

For details visit the link below:

https://www.speedtest.net/awards/afghanistan/2020?award_type=carrier&time_period=q1-q2

About Afghan Wireless:

Afghan Wireless is the nation’s first Telecom Company with the largest microwave backbone across 34 provinces. We are the first 4G LTE, only HD voice and Apple certified network with 400+ Wi-Fi hotspots in Afghanistan.

For almost two decades, Afghan Wireless has driven the rapid growth of our nation’s communications market, through its innovative development of global-class High-Definition (HD) Voice Communications, 4.75G+ Internet, and Mobile Payments Services. We are the only operator with a microwave and fiber optic backbone covering all the provinces.

We provide seamless highway coverage on all major highways which include – Kabul to Herat, Kabul to Mazar, Kabul to Turkham, Mazar to Herat, and Kabul to Faizabad.

Till date Afghan Wireless has invested over 500 million dollars and has played a key role in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan by creating to over 6000 direct and over 100,000 indirect jobs.

Today we have over 5 million satisfied customers. We handle over 5.5 million calls every day and help millions of Afghans to connect to the world.

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