Iran to provide internet services to Afghanistan

Kabul, Jan 10, IRNA - Afghanistan Ministry of Communication and Information Technology Spokesman, Yasin Samim said that an agreement has been reached for buying Internet services from Iran.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with IRNA Samim said that we signed a contract to pay $105,000 for each 10 Gigabyte.

Currently Afghanistan is paying $250,000 for the same amount.

He said that as a result of entering the Internet market in Herat, gateways would be created in Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif for people to have access to Internet and the price would fall to 20 to 25 percent.

He added that Afghanistan has to pay $135,000 for each 10 Gigabyte of internet services from Kazakhstan.

He referred to low quality as well as high Internet charge and being fully dependent on Pakistan as major problems on the way of Afghanistan to access Internet.

He noted that implementing new plans will put an end to Internet problems in Afghanistan.

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