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Afghanistan's mobile phone sector boosts the economy

24 October 2012 Last updated at 05:19 BST

After years of war Afghanistan is struggling to rebuild its economy, but if the telecom industry is already the envy of other countries in the region.

Nearly 60% of the population has a mobile phone connection. Afghanistan even boasts high-speed 3G connections.

However, there are security concerns as international forces plan to leave the country by the end of 2014.

The BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan reports from Kabul.