Global Telecom is operating mobile networks in high growth markets in Africa and Asia, having a total population under license of approximately 400 million. Global Telecom operates its networks in Algeria ("Djezzy"), Pakistan (“Jazz"), Bangladesh ("banglalink").

Global Telecom Holding is a member of the VimpelComGroup, one of the world's largest mobile telecommunications provider by number of customers.

GTH is traded on the Egyptian Stock Exchange under the symbol (GTH.CA).


GTH witnessed success as OrascomTelecom Algeria SPA (OTA) or "Djezzy" was launched in February 2002. Djezzy, is the leader in a very attractive growth market, with a strong local partner.

OTA serves 16.3 million customers on its network and has a 36% market share (as of December 31, 2016).

OrascomTelecom Algeria SPA ("Djezzy") was granted a license in July 2001 to provide GSM telecommunications services in Algeria. OTA operates a GSM network and provides a range of prepaid and postpaid voice, data and multimedia telecommunications services.

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GTH’s operation in Pakistan, Pakistan Mobile Communications Ltd (“Mobilink") started its operations in Pakistan in 1994. In April 2001, GTH took over management control of the company.
Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited (Mobilinkor PMCL) operates the leading GSM network in Pakistan and provides a range of prepaid and postpaid voice and data telecommunication services to both individual and corporate subscribers. Mobilinklaunched its operations in August 1994 after it was founded in 1990 as a joint venture between Motorola and the SaifGroup. Mobilinksnetwork is the most extensive in Pakistan, and Mobilinkalso enjoys the most widespread retail channel in the country.

Mobilinkand Waridrebranded as “Jazz” in January 2017. Jazz leads in customer market share and serves approximately 51.6 million customers and has a 38% market share post the merger with “Warid” (as of December 31, 2016).

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GTH’s operation in Bangladesh, Banglalink, is one of the fastest growing operators with a strong focus on increasing value share.

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 Banglalinkinto a leader in the mobile sector by rapidly expanding its GSM network to provide high quality communications services at affordable prices. Banglalinkserves 30.4 million customers with 25% market share (as of December 31, 2016).

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