Public Notices

Request for Expression of Interest

OPTICAL FIBER METROPOLITAN NETWORK LICENSE

Pursuant to its mandate under the Telecom Law, Chapter 2, Article 6(4), the Afghanistan Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (ATRA) invites national and international investors to submit Expression of Interest (EoI) for its Optical Fiber Metropolitan Network License. The invitation is open for a license in urban areas in one or more of the 34 provinces of the country to create middle mile and last mile connectivity across a licensed metropolitan area.
This is a unique investing opportunity in the growing telecom industry of Afghanistan. The licensee shall be able to extend and deploy optical fiber infrastructure across a specific city of Afghanistan, install and operate a telecom network to provide and carry out the following services and activities:
1.       Own, operate and interconnect a metropolitan optical fiber transmission, access and distribution network;
2.       Install and utilize equipment and other facilities to connect their network to other licensed networks in Afghanistan and/or to end-users/customers;
3.       Provide on a wholesale and retail basis the following regulated telecommunications network services:

a.       Transmission, distribution and access capacity leasing services;

b.       Sale of indefeasible rights of use (IRU) in the Optical Fiber Metropolitan Network;

c.       Transit services, including IP transit, subject to transit regulations of Afghanistan within the licensed area;

d.       Point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communications for the conveyance of data (including voice and video) using any optical fiber transmission, distribution and access network topology and/or technology;

e.       Transmission and distribution services including but not limited to: Metropolitan Virtual Private Network (VPN) services and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) services;

f.        Extension of fiber to the home (FTTH), fiber to the  office (FTTO), fiber to the curb (FTTC), and fiber to the premises (FTTP), including provision of all the infrastructure for the aforementioned services; and

g.       The associated collocation, interconnection, access and infrastructure sharing services in the network links.

 Costs and Fees:

  1. Category A (Capital, Kabul City):

●        Application Fee (one time per city, payable upon submission of the application): $1,000

●        Entry/License Fee (one time per city, payable upon approval of the license): $10,000

●        Administrative Fee (annual per city, payable upon approval of the license): $20,000

●        System Maintenance Fee (annual per city, payable upon approval of the license): $200

 Category B (Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Kundoz, Ghazni, and Khost cities):

●        Application Fee (one time per city, payable upon submission of the application): $750

●        Entry/License Fee (one time per city, payable upon approval of the license): $7,500

●        Administrative Fee (annual per city, payable upon approval of the license): $15,000

●        System Maintenance Fee (annual per city, payable upon approval of the license): $150

 Category C (all other cities):

●        Application Fee (one time per city, payable upon submission of the application): $375

●        Entry/License Fee (one time per city, payable upon approval of the license): $3,750

●        Administrative Fee (annual per city, payable upon approval of the license): $7,500

●        System Maintenance Fee (annual per city, payable upon approval of the license): $75

 Requisites:

●        Duly filled EoI Response Form/Application Form (includes initial business plan, financial capability, available under Annex 1);

●        Valid entity registration/investment license;

 How to Apply and Inquiries:

Applicants can submit an EoI Form this link ( Click to Download the attached file ) . The applicants must complete the EoI Form and supply all required documents listed under “Requisites,” and “Relevant Documents,” by January 20, 2021. ATRA will notify the applicants following a review and initial approval process.

 Any technical queries, information and clarifications may be addressed to Director Authorizations, ATRA Offices, 9th Floor, MCIT Building, Mohammad Jan Khan Watt, Kabul, Afghanistan; and may also be emailed to: authorization@atra.gov.af.

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With Regards,

Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA)

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ATRA intends to issue local and metropolitan Fiber Optic Transmission Licenses to the applicants. The interested parties may submit Their applications to the Legal and Licensing Dept of ATRA, 9th Floor, MCIT Building, as well as review RFP and obtain required information from the Dept.

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www.npa.gov.af

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