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Thursday, September 14 2017 - 00:40
International Finance Magazine Names Ehsanollah Bayat, Chairman Of Afghan Wireless, Ariana Television, As 2017's Best Media And Telecom CEO
KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

  - Bayat, Renown Executive And Philanthropist, Receives Award In Recognition 
      Of Being Founder Of Afghan Telecoms Sector, Technological Innovator
Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) (, the 
nation's first mobile communications company, the founder of Afghanistan's 
mobile communications market and a leading provider of voice, data, 
entertainment and mobile payment services to over 5,000,000 consumers and 
businesses, announced today that Dr. Ehsan Bayat, the Founder of Afghan 
Wireless, the Ariana Television (ATN), and the Chairman of The Bayat Group, 
(, has received the 2017 Best Media and Telecom CEO Award 
from International Finance Magazine (IFM). 

International Finance Magazine (, provides the 
world's leading executives with information, analysis and insights about 
developments within global financial markets. IFM bestowed its most prestigious 
award upon Dr. Ehsan Bayat, in recognition of his historic position as the 
founding executive of Ariana Television Network, and for establishing Afghan 
Wireless -- Afghanistan's first wireless communications company.

Dr. Bayat founded the Afghan mobile communications sector and built Afghan 
Wireless into Afghanistan's largest wireless communications company. 

AWCC provides world-class 4G LTE, 3.75G+ and 3G Voice, Data, Internet and My 
Money Mobile Payment Services to more than five-million subscribers in all 34 
provinces of Afghanistan. Afghan Wireless has employed well over 100,000 

Afghanistan's wireless communications sector is the largest and most profitable 
segment of Afghanistan's economy, providing the Afghan Government with more 
than 25% of all tax revenue. 

In 2017, both Afghan Wireless and ATN demonstrated their commitment to 
technological innovation. In May 2017, Afghan Wireless launched its 4G LTE 
Service -- Afghanistan's only 4G LTE network. During August 2017, ATN launched 
its high speed content streaming service. 

"I'm honored to be selected by International Finance Magazine as 2017's Best 
Telecom and Media CEO," said Dr. Ehsanollah Bayat, the Chairman of Afghan 
Wireless. "This award also recognizes of the loyalty and hard work contributed 
by everyone at Afghan Wireless, ATN, and the entire Bayat Group; their 
commitment has made our success possible."

"All of us at AWCC, ATN and The Bayat Group are continually humbled by -- and 
proud of -- the opportunity we've been given to serve Afghans," Dr. Bayat said. 
"We are proud that Afghan Wireless, ATN and every company that is part of The 
Bayat Group are enterprises built by Afghans for Afghans. We look forward to 
serving the people of Afghanistan, to contributing to our nation's progress, 
for many years to come."

About Afghan Wireless:

The Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) ( 
( is Afghanistan's first wireless 
communications company founded Afghanistan's wireless communications market. 
Launched in 2002 by Ehsan Bayat, Chairman of The Bayat Group ( 
(, AWCC provides 4G LTE, 3.75G+, 3G, 2.5G, Voice, 
Data, Internet and Mobile Payment Services to more than five million Business 
and Consumer Clients, located in all of Afghanistan's thirty-four provinces. 
The Company has global partnerships with 425 wireless carrier networks in 125 

For Afghan Wireless: 
Alberto Lopez 

SOURCE  The Bayat Group