ROSHAN presents 3G services 3G Jahan in KABUL

Roshan, the leading telecom services provider of Afghanistan, has introduced its 3G services – ‘3G Jahaan’ – in the Afghan capital city of Kabul.

The mobile operator has plans to launch the service across the country in due course.

The telecom firm has started promotion of its ‘3G Jahaan’ service on its Website as well. The newly unleashed service delivers download speeds of as much as 3 Mbps.

The data packages for the postpaid subscribers are available from 250 afghani ( 3.50) per month, whist the prepaid users can enjoy the service for a minimum of 50 afghani ( 0.70), which offers data of as much as 50 MB for single day.

The company s launch of 3G services follows its month-old announcement when it declared that it had obtained US$65 million in debt funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector lending arm of the World Bank, to facilitate its commencement of 3G services.

The CEO of the telecom firm – Karim Khoja stated, “We are ready to lead the broadband revolution for Afghanistan’s next generation,” said Roshan CEO Karim Khoja, at the time.

He further said, “Apart from providing even faster speed and access for our customers, 3G’s enhanced connectivity enables greater access to vital, quality telecommunications that stimulate social and economic development in a host of sectors such as healthcare, education and finance.

The Kabul residents will be able to enjoy the 3G services from Roshan now. However, the telecom firm will offer the service 3G Jahaan , which represents “the world” in the local lingo, throughout Afghanistan in due course.

The telecom company has a subscriber base of 6 million.