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Roshan Opens the First Network Operations Center in Afghanistan

December 23, 2013 (Kabul, Afghanistan) – Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider, today announced the opening of its state-of the-art Network Operations Center (NOC). A first in Afghanistan, the NOC delivers cutting-edge monitoring technology for Roshan’s 2G and 3G networks. The monitoring system enables Roshan to monitor the nation-wide network in real-time to proactively identify network issues. This ensures the company is able to offer customers across Afghanistan the highest quality network. 

The NOC marks the next step in the technological evolution of Roshan’s network. By centralizing network monitoring from 13 regional monitoring systems previously into one system now, the NOC aims to improve Roshan’s response time when resolving network issues, by enabling technicians to monitor, in real-time, any issues that arise on the network and reroute traffic as needed to minimize downtime. Additionally, the NOC will allow Roshan to continuously perform ‘health-checks’ across the network, and proactively prevent problems from arising.

“We are delighted to open the country’s first Network Operations Center, an innovative capability in an emerging market such as Afghanistan,” said Karim Khoja, Roshan’s Chief Executive Officer. “The NOC embodies Roshan’s long-term investment in Afghanistan, and builds on our market-leading reputation for offering customers the country’s highest-quality network and unsurpassed customer service.” 

Previously, Roshan’s technology and network were awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification, the highest international quality recognition. The NOC is part of the nearly $600 million Roshan has invested in its network in Afghanistan to date.

 

About Roshan

Roshan (Telecom Development Company Afghanistan Corp) is Afghanistan's leading total communications provider with nearly six million active subscribers and a network that covers over 240 cities and towns in all of the country's 34 provinces.

Roshan is a true Afghanistan success story, serving as a catalyst for economic growth and actively contributing to the country’s long-term development. Since its inception ten years ago, Roshan has invested over $550 million in Afghanistan and is the country’s single largest investor and taxpayer, contributing approximately five percent of the Afghan government's overall domestic revenue. Roshan directly employs more than 1,100 people, 19 percent of whom are women, and provides indirect employment to more than 30,000 people.

Roshan is deeply committed to Afghanistan’s reconstruction and development. The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is a major shareholder of Roshan and promotes private initiatives and building economically sound enterprises in the developing world. Also owned in part by Monaco Telecom International (MTI) and TeliaSonera, Roshan brings international expertise to the country and is committed to the highest standards of network quality and coverage for the people of Afghanistan.

To learn more about Roshan visit www.roshan.af or http://www.facebook.com/RoshanConnects.

  

Media Contact:
March Bishop
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
Mobile: +93 (0) 79 999 9952
Email: media.relations@roshan.af