Afghanistan based MTN company received ‘3G' License from Afghan Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT) Wednesday.
MTN is the second GSM provider in Afghanistan to receive 3G license after paying $25 million to the Ministry of Information and Technology.
In a ceremony held in Kabul, Amirzai Sangin, Afghan Information Technology Minister said that more than 50% of the country's population will use high speed internet with lower prices in two years as the 3G services grow.
"I am pretty sure that 50% of the country's population will use internet because all the towers are installed. The only thing the companies should do is to install the 3G compatible devices." Mr Sangin said adding that almost 70 percent of overall equipments have been installed.
As most Afghan worry about an economic shortfall after 2014, Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal believes that providing 3G services is a good sign to attract investment in Afghanistan as he doubts any economical shortfall after that period.
"We hope that such investments attract other investments and remove any economical concerns. Any improvement in the economics depends on such investments." Mr Zakhilwal said.
"Investment is the engine of our economic growth."
Etisalat was the first GSM mobile Company in Afghanistan which received 3G license three months ago.