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.

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Services Available

As specialists in 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies, our R-Spectrum team provides in-country technical services to most regions around the world. Operating on a contract basis we are often sent to remote and isolated regions to assist companies in establishing voice and data communications.

Through our R-Spectrum team, we help our clients visualise and understand mobile signal issues by offering a range of radio frequency modelling services for 2G GSM, 3G UMTS, 4G LTE, and 5G NR cellular technologies. The first step to solving any problem is to understand the problem.