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NEW CELLPHONE FIRM VOWS TO END AFGHAN FRUSTRATIONS - 2003-07-25

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Friday, 2003, July 25
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KABUL (Reuters) - War-battered Afghanistan, where using a cellphone is a frustratingly hit-and-miss affair, will get its second GSM network on Sunday, and the company providing it vows to make failed calls a thing of the past. TDCA Ltd, trading under the name Roshan, meaning 'light' in the Dari language, is owned by a consortium grouping the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, Monaco Telecom International (MTI), U.S.-based MCT Corp and French telecoms giant Alcatel.

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H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

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Reuters 2 - NEW CELLPHONE FIRM VOWS TO END AFGHAN FRUSTRATIONS - 2003-07-25

Alcatel < ALCATEL A > a annoncé lundi avoir remporté un contrat 'de plusieurs millions d'euros' portant sur la fourniture d'un réseau GSM en Afghanistan.
Ce contrat a été signé avec le consortium international TDCA (Telecom Development Company Afghanistan) - placé sous la direction de l'Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) et Monaco Telecom International - qui a acquis en janvier dernier la nouvelle licence GSM afghane.

New Cellphone Firm Vows End to Afghan Frustrations - NEW CELLPHONE FIRM VOWS TO END AFGHAN FRUSTRATIONS - 2003-07-25

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sg.news.yahoo.com Reuters

War-battered Afghanistan, where using a cellphone is a frustratingly hit-and-miss affair, will get its second GSM network on Sunday, and the company providing it vows to make failed calls a thing of the past.
TDCA Ltd, trading under the name Roshan, meaning 'light' in the Dari language, is owned by a consortium grouping the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, Monaco Telecom International (MTI), U.S.-based MCT Corp and French telecoms giant Alcatel.

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