MTN: formerly M-Cell,is a South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in many African, European and Asian countries. Its head office is in Johannesburg. As of 30 September 2015, MTN recorded over 300 million subscribers across its operations.The company sponsored the CAF Champions League football competition as well as APOEL FC, winners of the Cypriot First Division in 2009, 2011, 2013,2014 and participants in the 2009–10 and 2011–12 UEFA Champions League.On 18 March 2010, it was announced that MTN signed a sponsorship deal with English football club Manchester United F.C.CDMA
GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+,2600 MHz TD-LTE
Airtel: is an Indian global telecommunications services company headquartered in New Delhi, India. It operates in 20 countries acrossSouth Asia, Africa, and the Channel Islands. Airtel provides GSM, 3G and 4G LTE mobile services, fixed line broadband and voice services depending upon the country of operation. It is the largest mobile network operator in India and the third largest in the world with 325 million subscribers. Airtel was named India’s second most valuable brand in the first ever Brandz ranking by Millward Brown and WPP plc. Airtel is credited with pioneering the business strategy of outsourcing all of its business operations except marketing, sales and finance and building the ‘minutes factory’ model of low cost and high volumes. The strategy has since been adopted by several operators. Airtel’s equipment is provided and maintained by Ericsson and Nokia Solutions and Networks whereas IT support is provided by IBM. The transmission towers are maintained by subsidiaries and joint venture companies of Bharti including Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers in India. Ericsson agreed for the first time to be paid by the minute for installation and maintenance of their equipment rather than being paid up front, which allowed Airtel to provide low call rates of ₹1/minute (US$0.02/minute).GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+.
Warid: is an Abu Dhabi-based mobile telecommunication investment firm whose portfolio companies provide telephony services in the Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, and Uganda. GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS,EDGE),2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA,WiMAX.
UT Mobile: CdmaOne,GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE),2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA. UTL is an information and communication technology network company i.n Uganda.
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 Leone and 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-900/1800 MHz (GPRS,EDGE),2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
800 MHz LTE.
Essar: is an Indian multinational conglomerate with investments in the sectors of steel, energy (oil & gas and power), infrastructure (ports, projects & concessions) and services (shipping, telecom, realty and outsourcing and technology solutions). With operations in more than 25 countries across five continents, Essar employs over 73,000 people and has revenues of $39 billion. Essar began as a construction company in 1969 and diversified into manufacturing, services and retail. Essar is managed by Shashi Ruia – Chairman, and Ravi Ruia – Vice Chairman.