who is behind us
global telecom holding s.a.e. (previously orascom telecom holding s.a.e.) is one of the largest and most diversified telecom operators of gsm networks in high growth markets in the middle east, africa and asia. global telecom reached a total population of approximately 459 million under license with an average mobile telephony penetration of approximately 53% as of june, 2013. global telecom operates gsm networks in algeria (“djezzy”), pakistan (“mobilink”), bangladesh (“banglalink”). in addition it has an indirect equity ownership in telecel zimbabwe (zimbabwe) and through its subsidiary telecel globe. global telecom had 86 million subscribers as of 30 june 2013. it is traded on the cairo & alexandria stock exchange under the symbol “gth.ca”, and on the london stock exchange its gdr is traded under the symbol “gltd li”.
following the combination of wind telecom and vimpelcom in 2011, vimpelcom now owns more than 51% share of global telecom holding.
vimpelcom is one of the world’s largest integrated telecommunications services operators. it is providing voice and data services through a range of traditional and broadband mobile and fixed technologies in russia, italy, ukraine, kazakhstan, uzbekistan, tajikistan, armenia, georgia, kyrgyzstan, laos, algeria, bangladesh, pakistan and zimbabwe. vimpelcom’s operations around the serve a territory population of approximately 753 million people. during the first two quarters of 2013, vimpelcom’s 71% operating revenue and 73% ebitda were generated from the emerging markets.
vimpelcom provides services under the beeline, kyivstar, wind, infostrada mobilink, leo, banglalink, telecel, and djezzy” brands. as of june 30, 2013 vimpelcom has 215 million mobile subscribers on a combined basis.
in september 2004, global telecom holding s.a.e. (previously orascom telecom holding) acquired 100% of sheba telecom (pvt.) limited in bangladesh. global telecom holding re-branded the newly acquired company and launched its services as “banglalink” in february 2005. immediately after the launch, global telecom holding started its aggressive plans to develop banglalink as a major player in the local mobile industry by rapidly expanding its gsm network to provide high quality communications services at affordable prices. banglalink serves over 31.9 million subscribers with 24.4% market share as of february 2016.