The acting Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology said during his accountability report to the nation that the distribution of SIM cards in the country is now almost completely regulated.
Najibullah Haqqani said that after the establishment of the Islamic Emirate, internet services costs have dropped by between 40 and 60 percent and air time costs have dropped by about 30 percent.
He said the ministry has collected millions of dollars in revenue in the past year and currently 23 million SIM cards are active in the country.
In the past year, 39 postal service companies that were operating illegally in Kabul have closed down, unethical websites have terminated and others modified, Haqqani added.
Some officials of this ministry say that in the current year, this ministry has been able to set a ceiling for the tariffs of telecommunication companies, and according to this ceiling, the rate of domestic calls has decreased from 2.58 to 1.58 afghanis, and the rate of foreign calls has been reduced to 2 afghanis per minute.
According to officials, in order to improve the quality of internet services in the country, 641 sites have been changed from 2G to 3G and for the first time, mobile devices have been activated to determine the quality of telecommunications services in the country.