Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC)
Afghan Wireless is Afghanistan’s first wireless communications company. When they began operations in 2002, they founded Afghanistan’s mobile communications industry by being the first enterprise to offer cell phone service to Afghan consumers and businesses. For well over a decade, Afghan Wireless has driven the rapid growth of our nation’s communications market, through its innovative development and deployment of global-class High-Definition (HD) Voice Communications, Internet, Data and Mobile Payments Services. More than 6,000 people work for Afghan Wireless, and their Company is directly responsible for the creation of 100,000 jobs throughout Afghanistan.
AWCC was founded in 2002, by Dr. Ehsanollah Bayat, the renown Afghan business leader and the Chairman of The Bayat Group (www.bayat-group.com), Afghanistan’s most prominent diversified services company, comprising Media and Telecommunications (Afghan Wireless, Ariana TV and Radio), Energy (Bayat Energy), Construction, Security and Logistics Enterprises.
Afghan Wireless is a joint venture between the Bayat Group (80%) and Afghan Ministry of Communications (20%). Together, The Bayat Group and The Government of Afghanistan have championed the growth and success of Afghanistan’s telecommunications industry.
Afghan Wireless pioneered the advent of modern day telecom in Afghanistan as Afghanistan's first GSM Service provider. Afghan Wireless saw the future of communications in Afghanistan when others only dreamt about it. Inaugurated in April 2002 by his Excellency Hamid Karzai, Afghan Wireless made history by providing public Mobile Telecommunication and Internet services for the first time in Afghanistan. Today, AWCC continues to push the boundaries of Telecommunications by developing new services and expanding coverage throughout Afghanistan. Afghan Wireless is a privately-owned company, founded by Ehsan Bayat with the vision to connect Afghanistan with the wider world through technology. They are dedicated to strengthen the long-term future of Afghanistan. They signed a 15 year-contract with the Ministry of Communications, which has a 20% stake in Afghan Wireless, and pledge to provide customer friendly and innovative services.See more