Item(s) for the ‘Announcements’ Category

Saturday
Sep 22,2012

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 22, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider, today announced that the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT) has issued the company with a license that will enable Roshan to further expand and develop its already market-leading, innovative data packages via the 3G platform. Roshan celebrated the issuance of the license in a signing ceremony presided by His Excellency, Minister Amir Zai Sangin and other honorable ministerial dignitaries at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Kabul. Roshan is aiming for a commercial roll out of its 3G service later in the year.

Roshan has brought to market a range of robust data platforms for Afghan individuals and business.  Most recently, Roshan launched “Kahkashaan,” an innovative galaxy of web portal services that allows customers to access rich content on their mobile phones, including ringtones, pictures, games and applications. The company was also the first to bring Blackberry and M-Paisa mobile money services to Afghanistan.

“We are delighted to introduce 3G technology to Roshan’s six million and counting customers, expanding access to data-rich products and converged solutions to meet their needs,” said Karim Khoja, chief executive officer of Roshan at the ceremony. “Not only does the license further bolster Roshan’s robust and high-performing data services, but it also complements our existing state-of-the-art network that currently offers the widest, most reliable and highest quality coverage across all of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces,” added Khoja.

“3G technology is vital for the economic growth and development of Afghanistan in a host of different sectors – from education to health to commerce,” said His Excellency, Minister Sangin. “In awarding this license to Roshan, we are embracing the mobile broadband revolution, expanding the country’s data services and enhancing capacity, aimed at improving the lives of Afghans as they connect with each other and the rest of the world,” added Sangin.

About Roshan

Roshan (Telecom Development Company Afghanistan Ltd) is Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider with over 6 million active subscribers and a network that covers over 230 cities and towns in all of the country’s 34 provinces.  Roshan is a true Afghanistan success story, serving as a catalyst for economic growth and actively contributing to the country’s long-term development. Since its inception eight years ago, Roshan has invested over $550 million in Afghanistan and is the country’s single largest investor and taxpayer, contributing approximately 5 percent of the Afghan government’s overall domestic revenue. Roshan directly employs more than 1,300 people, 19 percent of whom are women, and provides indirect employment to more than 30,000 people. Roshan is deeply committed to Afghanistan’s reconstruction and development. The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is a major shareholder of Roshan and promotes private initiatives and building economically sound enterprises in the developing world. Also owned in part by Monaco Telecom International (MTI) and TeliaSonera, Roshan brings international expertise to the country and is committed to the highest standards of network quality and coverage for the people of Afghanistan.

 

Media Contacts: Shaheen Shivji Manager, Public Relations Roshan Office: +93 (0) 79 997 4845 E-mail: shaheen.shivji@roshan.af Website: www.roshan.af

Daniel Dean Hill+Knowlton Strategies Office: +1 212 885 0477 E-mail: daniel.dean@hkstrategies.com Website: www.hkstrategies.com

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/22/4844118/roshan-secures-3g-license-for.html#storylink=cpy
Monday
Oct 3,2011

VANCOUVER–The annual Ismaili Walk, which took place at Lumbermen’s Arch in Stanley Park last Sunday , brought out over 2,000 British Columbians and together raised over $640,000. For this year’s annual Walk, the BC Ismaili Muslim Community partnered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, to help increase awareness of the risks of heart disease and stroke, and raise funds for the Foundation’s “Take the Pressure Down” campaign and for the HeartSmart Kids™ healthy lifestyle program.

Last year, the Ismaili Walk raised over $300,000, and has now raised over $3.8M since inception. The 20thAnnual Ismaili Walk featured a full day of live entertainment, delicious heart-healthy meals, and activities for the whole family. Healthy Families BC was one of many proud supporters of this year’s record-setting Walk.

For more information visit www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca.

Thursday
Jul 29,2010

Ismaili Business and Professionals Directory

Ismaili Pages is pleased to announce the new Ismaili Business and Professionals Directory.  The service is free and allows all Ismaili business owners and professionals to list their information online within minutes. The aim of this online service is to provide awareness of businesses and professionals within our Ismaili community.

With rich features listed below, it will make it easy for you to handle your business listings.  If you do not have a business, please forward this to your family and friends.  Let’s support our community by recreating an Ismaili business directory that is accessible worldwide.

Ismaili directory link: http://ismailipages.com/directory/
How to Submit your free listing: http://ismailipages.com/directory/pages/advertise-ismaili-pages.html

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  • Image, Document and Offers galleries
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  • Google PageRank calculation
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  • Receive Messages
  • Print and Export to PDF
  • Download vCard
  • Add to Favorites
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User Features:

  • Account Management
  • View orders, invoices, and transactions.
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  • Profile Image
  • Favorites List
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