Telecom services unstable in a quarter of Afghanistan

Telecom services unstable in a quarter of Afghanistan

Organisation: Pajhwok Afghan News (Afghanistan)

Publication Date: 04/06/2017

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Pajhwok Afghan News, Afghanistan's largest independent news agency, learnt due to security threats telecommunication towers remain switched off round the clock in 15 of the most violent districts of the country. In 74 other districts, the services are suspended only at night due to lack of adequate security. Thirteen administrative units of the country are still without telecom facilities of any kind, the telephonic conversations indicated. Via telephonic interviews from January 23 to 30 2017 in all 34 provinces of the country, Pajhwok created a database of telecommunications suspension across the country. According to the report 5.5 million People accounted for over 18 percent of the total population of Afghanistan had no complete access to telecommunication services. The purpose of this report is to remained authorities concerned to resolve the telecommunication problems of 5.5 million people

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It was the first report highlighted the issues of telecommunication. Concerned officials, however, pledged to address the problem.

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