Afghan Wireless Nominated for World Communications Award for Best Operator in a Developing Market

    KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 20 /CNW/ -- Afghan Wireless has been nominated
for the World Communications Award as the Best Operator in a Developing
Market. The awards will be announced on November 28, 2007 in London at a
gathering of global telecommunications companies, including firms from both
developed and developing telecom markets.
    The World Communications Awards recognize the companies and individuals
responsible for the innovations, achievements and noteworthy new services that
are helping to build the telecom industry of tomorrow. They are open to all
communications providers, whether they are a traditional carrier, a service
provider, a multimedia content provider or another organization providing a
communications service.
    Convergence may be the industry buzzword today, but for many years the
World Communication Awards have been providing a networking and promotional
platform that unites all sectors.
    The World Communication Awards maintain their independence and focus on
large issues facing the industry. They encourage entries from communications
providers across the globe, both large and small, to ensure that the awards
can truly claim world status.
    In early 2007, Afghan Wireless was also nominated for the GSMA award for
best Network initiatives. "The [current] WCA award nomination for Afghan
Wireless is a great achievement representing our teamwork, our efforts, our
commitment and our vision for the Afghanistan market. I am thrilled to be able
to help provide my countrymen with a communications network, powered by
state-of-the-art technology, that allows them to connect to each other and the
outside world," said Ehsan Bayat, Chairman of Afghan Wireless.
    About Afghan Wireless
    Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC), headquartered in Kabul, is
the largest private investor in Afghanistan, with approximately over $300
Million invested.  Afghan Wireless is also the largest employer of Afghans in
Afghanistan, employing approximately 2,100 people directly and another 20,000
indirectly.  AWCC is a leader in delivering wireless and broadband
communication solutions to residential and business customers.  The company
has a strong reputation for philanthropy, supporting charitable organizations,
assisting orphans, women, hunger relief and education through its own efforts
and in conjunction with the Bayat Foundation. Additional information about
Afghan Wireless Communication Company and the products and services provided
by AWCC is available at

    Edgar Mueller
    Afghan Wireless

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