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Telecom minister vows four-time faster internet speed

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The new minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT) has promised to increase the internet speed by four times.

In his 100-day plan for improved performance of the ministry, Abdul Razaq Wahidi also claimed that he would ensure smooth internet connection.

Recently in Kabul City, the internet users were irked by the unprecedented breakdowns and urged the ministry to improve its performance.

At a press briefing the other day, the minister said that would enhance coordination among the relevant departments in order to improve the telecommunication sector, and provide quality services to people.

He also vowed to reduce the internet prices. Speaking about increasing internet speed, he said that the current speed is STM16 which would be upgraded to STM64 within the next 100 days, through fiber optic project.

Wahidi said that once the project has been completed, it would also overcome the issue of breakdowns.

He said that the fiber optic cable was running from Torkham dry port to Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province.

He said that video conference facilities would be provided to 10 different governmental organizations, 10 universities and 15 schools. These organizations would be connected to the fiber optic cable.

“This step will improve quality of education. We have also planned to install free wifi hotspots in public universities for students,” he said.

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