Monetti & Associates has set up a local presence in Afghanistan to support the growing need for telecom critical infrastructure modernization and expansion. The country is experiencing growing pains based on the dramatic growth in internet traffic both internally and traversing the country which today acts very much like the Silk Road trade route hub it was during the 14th – 19th centuries. During that time Balkh, Bamiyan, Herat, Badakhshan and Kabul were the main cities on the route.
To address the need for support we now have a South Asia and Middle East Regional Director based in Kabul. He is available for a wide variety of program management and local partnering engagements with US and local Afghan companies to address the need for local support in region. We have recently completed Phase 1 of a Metro DWDM modernization program for Afghanistan Telecom in Kabul. Here Monetti & Associates LLC, along with our local Kabul based contracting partner, BAZ Consulting International, have successfully completed Phase 1 of the DWDM modernization program. The project is part of a U.S. led effort to modernize communications infrastructure in Afghanistan with Nokia DWDM technology. Phase 1, which consisted of site surveys and fiber optic characterization, was recently completed and deemed successful. Phase 2 will consist of installation, test and turn-up of the 15-node network with some additional operations and maintenance services to follow. Below is a picture taken during the Phase 1 DWDM Project.

Monetti & Associates in meeting with Aftel CEO and engineering team during planning meeting for Metro Optical Network Site Surveys and Fiber Optical Characterization for 15 Sites across Kabul City

“We are extremely proud of what our local team has been able to accomplish with our local partner BAZ Consulting International under such extreme security conditions. We are fortunate to have completed Phase 1 with no reported security issues or injuries during the 4+ month effort. We look forward to getting started on Phase 2 with our partner Nokia to bring robust and secure high capacity Nokia Optical communications infrastructure to Afghanistan to meet the exponential growth in Internet Traffic” Gary Monetti, Founder and Managing Director, Monetti & Associates LLC.

Our complete Afghanistan services cover the following technology segments:

·       DWDM/OTN optical networks

·       Fiber optic characterization

·       Satellite communications ground systems and engineering

·       Wi-Fi, 4G and 5G 3GPP wireless

·       Push to Talk Radio systems for Military and Public Safety communication services

·       Cyber Security

·       Smart Cities/IoT

·       Multimodal Biometric Identity Management and Screen Systems

If you are interested in learning more please contact us in Kabul, Afghanistan at +93-786-100-170 or by email at . To contact us in the U.S. please call us at 001-301-514-7992 or contact us by email at