KABUL, Afghanistan, September 20 /PRNewswire/ --

Afghan Wireless has been nominated for the World Communications Award as the Best Operator in a Developing Market. The awards will be announced on November 28, 2007 in London at a gathering of global telecommunications companies, including firms from both developed and developing telecom markets.

The World Communications Awards recognize the companies and individuals responsible for the innovations, achievements and noteworthy new services that are helping to build the telecom industry of tomorrow. They are open to all communications providers, whether they are a traditional carrier, a service provider, a multimedia content provider or another organization providing a communications service.

Convergence may be the industry buzzword today, but for many years the World Communication Awards have been providing a networking and promotional platform that unites all sectors.

The World Communication Awards maintain their independence and focus on large issues facing the industry. They encourage entries from communications providers across the globe, both large and small, to ensure that the awards can truly claim world status.

In early 2007, Afghan Wireless was also nominated for the GSMA award for best Network initiatives. "The [current] WCA award nomination for Afghan Wireless is a great achievement representing our teamwork, our efforts, our commitment and our vision for the Afghanistan market. I am thrilled to be able to help provide my countrymen with a communications network, powered by state-of-the-art technology, that allows them to connect to each other and the outside world," said Ehsan Bayat, Chairman of Afghan Wireless.

About Afghan Wireless

Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC), headquartered in Kabul, is the largest private investor in Afghanistan, with approximately over US$300 Million invested. Afghan Wireless is also the largest employer of Afghans in Afghanistan, employing approximately 2,100 people directly and another 20,000 indirectly. AWCC is a leader in delivering wireless and broadband communication solutions to residential and business customers. The company has a strong reputation for philanthropy, supporting charitable organizations, assisting orphans, women, hunger relief and education through its own efforts and in conjunction with the Bayat Foundation. Additional information about Afghan Wireless Communication Company and the products and services provided by AWCC is available at http://www.afghan-wireless.com.

Contact: Edgar Mueller Afghan Wireless +1-201-302-0400

Web site: http://www.afghan-wireless.com

Edgar Mueller of Afghan Wireless, +1-201-302-0400