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Afghans launch new mobile network - 2003-06-26

Date: 
Thursday, 2003, June 26
Location: 
Source: 
news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/business/3022974.stm

Afghanistan is to get a second mobile phone service within weeks.The Telecom Development Company of Afghanistan (TDCA) officially launched Roshan - which means 'light' in Pashto - on Thursday.
The new GSM network will now undergo tests for the next four to six weeks before its commercial launch.
The firm says it will roll out its service in Kabul and the main cities of Herat, Kandahar, Mazar-i-Sharif, Jalalabad and Kunduz by the end of the year, at a cost of about $55m (

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