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ATRA employee develops sensitive mobile device

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Sep 29, 2020 - 16:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): An employee of the Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has developed the smallest and most sensitive (8x9 MM) mobile device for using 5G internet. Saeed Shinwari, ATRA spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that...
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Iran ready to meet Afghanistan’s power demand

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Sep 24, 2020 - 08:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Energy Ministry in Tehran has devised a plan to meet Afghanistan ’s electricity requirement, says the Iranian ambassador. Bahador Aminian said while addressing the opening ceremony for "Water, Electricity and Renewable Energy...
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In a first, radar system comes to Paktika province

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Sep 10, 2020 - 13:15
ښرنه (پژواک، ٢٠ وږى ٩٩): د پکتيکا په مرکز ښرنه کې د ملکي هوايي چلند ادارې له لوري د هوايي حريم او فضا د کنټرول او څارنې په موخه د رادار سيستم فعاليږي.
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E-voting system at Wolesi Jirga remains inactive

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Sep 09, 2020 - 17:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday said electronic voting system could not be activated in the lower house despite its installation one and a half years ago. Helmand Helmand, a lawmaker from southeastern Khost province, said the...
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Computerised NIC distribution centre opened in Pul-i-Charkhi Prison

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Jun 13, 2020 - 20:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Census and Information Organisation in coordination with the Prisoners Affairs Authority (PAA) have inaugurated a computerised National Identity Card (NIC) facility in the Pul-i-Charkhi Prisoner of capital Kabul, a...
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For a month, Salaam Network dysfunctional in Ghazni

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Apr 18, 2020 - 14:31
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Ghazni province complain of what they call Salaam Network’s inconsistent performance, claiming the telecom firm has not been functional for the past one month. The company, however, explains cables of its...
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Bakhtar Airlines set to resume domestic flights

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Apr 18, 2020 - 12:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Bakhtar Airlines, a government-owned entity, said on Saturday it would soon resume domestic. The Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement that as a result of consistent efforts, Bakhtar Airlines would soon restart local...
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Past 2 terms defaulters to avail electricity until curbs lifted

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Apr 07, 2020 - 16:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Electricity bill defaulters of the past two terms in Kabul and Herat provinces would avail electricity until coronavirus restrictions are lifted, the power utility said on Tuesday. Almost partial lock down has been imposed in Kabul...
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All SIM cards to be registered under new plan: ATRA

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Mar 10, 2020 - 18:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) on Tuesday said internet prices would reduce and its quality improve with connection of the second fiber optic network. Bilal Hashemi, ATRA deputy head, during a conference about...
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Govt collects 170m afs extra revenue from mobile cards

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Nov 23, 2019 - 20:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government has collected 170 million afghanis extra money from mobile phone users under telecommunication revenue on mobile credit cards in nearly four years, Pajhwok Afghan News has learned from experts’ opinions.
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WB offers packages for 2 power projects

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Oct 12, 2019 - 11:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): The World Bank Group has approved a $98.8m financing package, comprising a mix of guarantees, a loan and swaps, for two gas-to-power energy projects in Afghanistan . The financing is aimed at increasing domestically generated...
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3-day international hackathon kicks off in Kabul

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Sep 03, 2019 - 18:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): A three-day technology exhibition featuring 60 Afghan and Iranian companies kicked off in Kabul on Tuesday to attract investments and make aware the youths about new developments in the technology sector. The hackathon is venture of...
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Internet price being decreased by 37pc: MCIT

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Jul 24, 2019 - 20:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology (MCIT) on Wednesday said the internet price would be decreased by 37 percent within next two weeks throughout the country for homes and offices. MCIT acting minister...
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Telecom services shutdown: Balkh traders suffer huge loss

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Jul 24, 2019 - 19:33
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Chamber of Commerce officials in northern Balkh province say the private sector and traders suffered millions of dollars loss as a result of telecom services suspension in the province. Local traders say all their...
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Local authorities suspend telecom services in Balkh

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Jul 22, 2019 - 20:59
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The provincial government has directed private telecommunication companies to suspend their services until further orders in the provincial capital and 14 districts. The decision to order suspended mobile phone services in...
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Telecom firms warned against service blackout in Jawzjan

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Jul 08, 2019 - 18:52
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Jawzjan province on Monday warned private telecom companies of not allowing them operate if they failed to offer 24 hours service in the province. Telecom companies in Jawzjan have decided to cease...
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Professionals’ shortage main challenge to IT development

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Jun 27, 2019 - 19:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology (MCIT) says the shortage of professionals remains the main challenge in the country’s IT sector development.
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‘Internet Content Management System’ for govt websites launched

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Apr 09, 2019 - 18:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology on Tuesday inaugurated ‘Content Management System’ for management of government’s websites. Hadi Hedayati, deputy IT minister during the system’s inauguration in Kabul,...
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Afghanistan, Iran agree to advance telecom ties

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Jan 31, 2019 - 16:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Iran have agreed on fiber optic connectivity to help reduce Internet and other telecom services’ prices in the country, a statement said on Thursday. During his two-day official trip to Iran, Telecommunication and...
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Afghanistan gets membership of TASIM project

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Jan 12, 2019 - 14:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has got membership of the Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway (TASIM) -- a major regional initiative aimed at creation of transitional fiber optic. In a statement, the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information...
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