The State of Telecommunications and Internet in Afghanistan Six Years Later 2006-2012

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The State of Telecommunications and Internet in Afghanistan - Six Years Later 2006-2012, presents a comprehensive overview of the ICT sector in Afghanistan, covering: developments and intersections across the areas of infrastructure; policy; internet and telecommunication services; accessibility and affordability; key players and operators and the legal and regulatory frameworks governing the sector.

The reports’ findings reveal unique comparative industry statistics since 2002, showing consistent and strong growth in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, heralding a positive future for this industry in Afghanistan. It also shows exciting developments in the convergence of technology platforms and media, in step with the wave of new media applications and social media content washing across the globe.

The study was conducted by Javid Hamdard of Internews, under the USAID-funded Afghanistan Media Development & Empowerment Project (AMDEP).

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