Global Telecom is operating mobile networks in high growth markets in Africa and Asia, having a total population under license of approximately 409 million. Global Telecom operates its networks in Algeria ("Djezzy"), Pakistan ("Mobilink"), Bangladesh ("banglalink"). In addition it has an indirect equity ownership in Telecel Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe). Global Telecom Holding is a member of the VimpelCom Group, one of the world's largest mobile telecommunications provider by number of customers.
Global Telecom Holding is a member of the VimpelCom Group, one of the world's largest mobile telecommunications provider by number of customers.
GTH witnessed success as Orascom Telecom Algeria SPA (OTA) or "Djezzy" was launched in February 2002. It grew to become the market leader in terms of both subscriber numbers as well as the quality of telecommunications services provided. OTA serves 17 million customers on its network and has a 43% market share (as of December 31, 2015).
Pakistan Mobile Communications Ltd ("Mobilink") started its operations in Pakistan in 1994. In April 2001, GTH took over management control of the company. As the market leader, Mobilink serves approximately 36.2 million customers and has a 29% market share (as of December 31, 2015).
In September 2004, GTH purchased 100% of Sheba Telecom (Pvt.) Limited in Bangladesh. GTH re-branded and launched its services as "banglalink" in February 2005. Immediately after the launch, GTH started its aggressive plans to develop banglalink into a leader in the mobile sector by rapidly expanding its GSM network to provide high quality communications services at affordable prices. banglalink serves 32.3 million customers with 25% market share (as of December 31, 2015).
GTH is traded on the Egyptian Stock Exchange under the symbol (GTH.CA), and on the London Stock Exchange its GDR is traded under the symbol (GLTD LI).