Technology in Afghanistan

By Deane Barker on March 28, 2005

Afghan entrepreneurs find profit in technology: In 2002, there were 1,000 people in the entire country that had been on the Internet.

Today, this country of 29 million has more than 662,500 people using mobile phones, reports the GSM Association, a cellular trade group. Afghanistan’s Internet domain, .af, was awarded in March 2003 and Web cafes are springing up around Kabul. Microsoft is even inserting phrases of Afghanistan’s two dominant languages, Dari and Pashto, into its software



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