Roshan began operations in 2003 in an environment where there was virtually no telecommunications infrastructure. Basic telecommunications was prohibitively expensive and practically inaccessible. To make an international call, you literally had to walk to another country. Speaking to family members within and outside the country was a luxury that many in Afghanistan had to forego.
Bringing You Closer
At Roshan, we believe that being able to pick up a phone and speak to friends and family wherever they may be is a fundamental right everyone in Afghanistan is entitled to. Which is why our core value is reflected in our slogan: Nazdik Shodan, Bringing You Closer.
We are the benchmark emerging market telecommunications company that focuses on our customers, stakeholders and employees, providing quality and value in an ethical manner while contributing to the social and economic development of Afghanistan within the region.
Making A Difference
Roshan is Afghanistan's leading telecommunications provider and the market leader with over 5 million active subscribers and a network that covers over 230 cities and towns in all of the country's 34 provinces.
As a benchmark emerging market telecommunications company that focuses on its customers, we are proud to have played a leading role in bringing the benefits of wireless telecommunications to Afghanistan, while contributing to the nation's reconstruction and economic development.
Since inception in 2003, we have invested approximately $500 million in Afghanistan. To date, we are the country's single largest investor and the largest taxpayer, contributing approximately 5% of the Afghan government's overall domestic revenue. In addition, Roshan directly employs more than 1,200 people, of which, 20% are women, and provides indirect employment to more than 30,000 people. We are committed to providing training and developing opportunities to each and every employee, helping to cultivate the next generation of Afghan leaders and skilled employees.
Being One Of The World's Best
We have our sights set on being the best. Not just in the region, but in the world. By benchmarking ourselves against the world's best, we are fully dedicated to bringing you the finest products and services through leading-edge innovation. In addition, we have brought together the brightest talent from all over Afghanistan and beyond to manage our operations to ensure that your every experience with Roshan is second to none.