Afghan Wireless Communication Company recognised as “Afghanistan’s Telecom Company of the Year”  | Asian Telecom

Afghan Wireless Communication Company recognised as “Afghanistan’s Telecom Company of the Year” 

Company expanded its nationwide mobile network by 15%, grew its customer base by 10%, and reaffirmed its commitment to the people of Afghanistan.

Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) has been recognised as Afghanistan’s Telecom Company of the Year at the 2024 Asian Telecom Awards. As AWCC recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary, the award reflected the Company’s market leadership in Afghanistan, with more than five million subscribers, the country’s largest 4G LTE network and a growing high-speed, nationwide fibre network.

In the last year, AWCC has increased its active customer base by more than 10%, primarily driven by increased data users attracted by the Company’s pioneering digital-first products and services, including its innovative ASAN mobile application. To meet this rapidly growing data demand across the country, AWCC upgraded and expanded its market-leading mobile network by almost 15%, adding nearly 200 sites to reach even more rural and remote regions. In parallel, the Company inaugurated its Kabul-Mazar-Hairaton fibre route, connecting Central Asia to South Asia and placing Afghanistan at the centre of the region’s digital connectivity hub.

In its 25th year of operations, AWCC also doubled down on its efforts to help Afghanistan and its people, utilising its technology to deliver critical support to tackle several humanitarian challenges. The Company mobilised swiftly to provide emergency connectivity, financial, logistics and humanitarian assistance following a series of severe earthquakes in Herat, and ongoing communications support for the influx of returnees at Afghanistan’s borders, through the set-up of temporary mobile sites and distribution of free SIM cards.

AWCC’s brand has also continued to go from strength to strength, becoming one of Afghanistan’s most recognised and renowned companies, with a flourishing social media platform. The Company’s Facebook page alone is now one of Afghanistan’s most popular social media channels, with nearly 5 million followers enjoying an array of diverse content.

Asian Telecom Awards honours businesses and initiatives like AWCC that have not only driven progress in the telecom industry but have also ignited transformative shifts that have reshaped the digital landscape.

The Asian Telecom Awards is presented by Asian Telecom Magazine. To view the full list of winners, click here. If you want to join the 2025 awards programme and be acclaimed for delivering cutting-edge, award-winning telco products and services to customers, please contact Julie Anne Nuñez at [email protected].

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