MTN Afghanistan

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Company Name

MTN Afghanistan Limited

Ownership Type


Ownership/Controlling Entity



3G UMTS Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Formerly known as Areeba (Investcom), the network went operational in July 2006, Areeba had an estimated subscribership of 200,000 by the end of that year. Areeba was later acquired by the South African-based Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) in mid-2007 as part of a $5.53 billion global merger between the two companies.. Conventionally a GSM-only provider operating on 900 and 1800 MHz bands, MTN launched its 3G service on the 2100 MHz band in 2012.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date - Status Active
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