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New minister pledges 4-time faster internet speed

New minister pledges 4-time faster internet speed

May 28, 2015 - 20:47

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Newly-appointed Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Abdul Razaq Wahidi on Thursday presented his ministry’s 100-day plan, pledging four-time faster internet speed and end to connection breakdowns.

Explaining the first 100-day plan at a conference here, Wahidi promised he would work in coordination with the departments concerned to improve the telecom sector, ensure transparency and offer quality services.

He also said the capacity and speed of the Internet would be increased by four times and offered at the lowest price to users.

“The current Internet speed which is STM16 will be increased to STM64 through the fiber optic project during the next 100 days and the connection would never experience breakdowns in future,” Wahdid said.

According to him, the internet was currently being provided through optic fiber from Torkham port to Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif.

Wahidi said they planned to provide video conference facilities to 10 government organisations and 15 schools and 10 universities would also be connected to the optic fiber.

“Our aim is to provide better educationinfo-icon programmes for students and enhance the education system.”

He added they were also planning to install free wifi hotspots in 10 universities for students.


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