UAE's Etisalat says eyeing Afghan telecoms market

DUBAI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Emirates Telecommunications Corp. (Etisalat) is in talks to enter the Afghan telecoms market, a company official said on Sunday.
"Etisalat has shown interest in the Afghan market and we are discussing with them certain alternatives for provision of mobile as well as fixed-line network services," acting corporate communications manager Mohammed Naguib told Reuters.

He gave no further details.

Etisalat recently clinched a deal to purchase a 26 percent stake in Pakistan Telecommunication Co. worth $2.6 billion.

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