Africell: Africell is a holding company with cellular communications companies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, The Gambia, Uganda and Sierra Leone. The company which was founded by Ziad Dalloul in 2000, setup its operations in Africa in 2001. It has gone on to become a market leader in Sierra Leoneand The Gambia with over 60% share of active subscribers and over 7 million subscribers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In november 2014, the company acquired the under-performing operations of French telecom giant Orange in Uganda and thus taking on a subscriber base of more than 1,000,000. This led to a 700% increment in their active subscription to 11 million over a five-year period and expects to end the year 2015 and 2016 with more than 12 million and 15 million subscribers respectively. Africell,a subsidiary of the Lebanon-based Lintel Group of Companies,is considered to be one of the fastest-growing telecommunications companies on the continent by analysts. GSM-900,UMTS.
Orange: Orange S.A., formerly France Télécom S.A., is a French multinational telecommunications corporation. It currently employs about 170,000 people, 105,000 of them in France, and has 263 million customers worldwide. In 2012, the group had revenue of €43.5 billion. Its head office is in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, and the current CEO is Stéphane Richard. The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.Orange has been the company’s main brand for mobile, landline, internet and IPTV services since 2006. The brand originated in 1994 when Hutchison Whampoa acquired a controlling stake in Microtel Communications during the early 1990s and rebranded it as Orange. It became a subsidiary of Mannesmann in 1999 and was acquired by France Télécom in 2000. The company was rebranded as Orange in July 2013. GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA.
Sierratel: CDMA. government (100%), managed by MDIC.
Comium: GSM-900/1800,WiMAX. Comium licence revoked since oct 2014,while NATCOM managers have been sacked in 2015.
GreenN: Ambitel (LapGreen) licence revoked since sept 2014.