About the AWCC Network

The Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) is Afghanistan's first wireless communications company and the founder of Afghanistan's wireless communications market. Launched in 2002 by Mr. Ehsan Bayat, chairman of The Bayat Group, AWCC provides LTE, UMTS, and GSM, voice, data, internet and mobile payment services to more than five million business and consumer clients, located in all of Afghanistan's 34 provinces. The Company has global partnerships with 425 wireless carrier networks in 125 countries.

Full Name
Afghan Wireless Communication Company
Afghan Wireless Logo


The company has traditionally provided GSM services on the 900 and 1800 MHz bands, switching on its 3G service on B1 (2100 MHz) in 2012 which it upgraded to DC-HSPA+ in December 2014.

Technical Data
Launch Date 2012-07 Status Active
UMTS Band Packet Data Status


The company launched a B3 (1800 MHz) 4G network in May 2017 capable of reaching data rates of as high as 75 Mbps, although often limited by backhaul capacity.

Technical Data
Evolution Status Active [Launched 2017-05-08]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation -
LTE Band Channel Width Status
10 MHz Active