Statistics

Afghanistan uses its own space satellite  called Afghansat 1. There are about 18 million mobile phone users in the country. Telecom companies include Afghan Telecom, Afghan Wireless, Etisalat, MTN, Roshan, and a few others. Over 50% of the population have access to the internet.There are about 32 million GSM mobile phone subscribers in Afghanistan as of 2016, with over 114,192 fixed-telephone-lines and over 264,000CDMA subscribers.

 The following is a partial list of mobile phone companies in the country:

·         Afghan Telecom

·         Afghan Wireless, provides 4G services

·         Etisalat, provides 4G services

·         MTN Group 

·         Roshan, provides 4G services

·         Salaam Network

·         Wasel

 According to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology there are 4760 active towers throughout the country which covers 85% of the population. The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology plans to expand its services in remote parts of the country where the remaining 15% of the population will be covered with the installation of 700 new towers.As of 2016, there are at least 55 internet service providers (ISPs) in the country. Internet in Afghanistan is also at the peak with over 5 million users as of 2016.

 

Afghanistan Intenet Users

 

  •   Total Population : 33,369,945
  •   Share of World Internet Users: 0.1 %
  •   Internet Users in the World: 3,424,971,237
Year Internet Users** Penetration
(% of Pop)
Total
Population
Non-Users
(Internetless)
1Y User 
Change
1Y User 
Change
Population 
Change
2016* 2,279,167
 
6.8 % 33,369,945 31,090,778 4.7 % 101,366 2.59 %
2015* 2,177,801
 
6.7 % 32,526,562 30,348,761 7.8 % 156,804 2.84 %
2014 2,020,998
 
6.4 % 31,627,506 29,606,508 11.6 % 210,730 3.08 %
2013 1,810,268
 
5.9 % 30,682,500 28,872,233 11.6 % 188,806 3.21 %
2012 1,621,462
 
5.5 % 29,726,803 28,105,341 12.6 % 181,004 3.19 %
2011 1,440,458
 
5 % 28,809,167 27,368,709 28.8 % 321,970 3.03 %
2010 1,118,488
 
4 % 27,962,207 26,843,719 15.8 % 152,629 2.77 %
2009 965,859
 
3.6 % 27,207,291 26,241,432 97.9 % 477,730 2.56 %
2008 488,129
 
1.8 % 26,528,741 26,040,612 -0.7 % -3,545 2.52 %
2007 491,673
 
1.9 % 25,877,544 25,385,871 -7.3 % -38,977 2.76 %
2006 530,650
 
2.1 % 25,183,615 24,652,965 77.7 % 231,958 3.21 %
2005 298,691
 
1.2 % 24,399,948 24,101,257 1101.3 % 273,827 3.83 %
2004 24,865
 
0.1 % 23,499,850 23,474,985 25.7 % 5,083 4.41 %
2003 19,782
 
0.1 % 22,507,368 22,487,586 1918.3 % 18,802 4.75 %
2002 980
 
0 % 21,487,079 21,486,099 1.1 % 11 4.66 %
2001 970
 
0 % 20,531,160 20,530,190 23 % 182 4.21 %
2000 788
 
0 % 19,701,940 19,701,152 -88.2 % -5,875 3.49 %