Afghanistan in the
Afghanistan history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.
Afghanistan in the CIA
Afghanistan information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational
Profile in BBC
Up to date resume about Afghanistan leaders,
history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links by the BBC.
The Afghanistan e-portal, with useful links.
Good Afghan News, with another focus on Afghanistan.
Afghanistan news media for agriculture, climate, economy, education,
environment, and more topics.
Afghanistan Telecommunications and
Afghanistan Telecoms Market
Overview and Forecasts Report
Afghanistan is building some positive momentum in its effort to put national
telecom infrastructure in place and to offer effective telecom service throughout
the country. The process involved in achieving, however, this has not been altogether
smooth. The 2001 war in Afghanistan destroyed telecommunications infrastructure
that had already been suffering serious disrepair due to neglect by the Taliban
government. The nation’s network of telephone lines was left barely functioning.
There were only 12,000 telephones in the capital city, Kabul, with its population
of almost 2 million residents.
See summary and table of
Asia Mobile, Broadband and Digital Economy
Mobile markets in Asia have continued experiencing rapid growth during 2011, despite
many countries close to or over the 90% penetration mark. A combined total of close
to 3.1 billion mobile subscribers and an average annual growth of over 20% (excluding
the highly penetrated markets) has resulted in the Asia region having the fastest
growing telecommunications markets in the world. This report includes: Afghanistan,
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Georgia,
Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia,
Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines,
Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan,
Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.