Alfa Lebanon

Alfa Lebanon Logo

Country

Company Name

Mobile Interim Company 1 S.A.L.

Ownership Type

State/Government Owned

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Mobile Interim Company 1 S.A.L., trading as Alfa, is the first Lebanese mobile network managed by Orascom Telecom Media and Technology (Orascom TMT). Alfa has been focused since 2009 under Orascom TMT’s management on technology innovation being the first operator to introduce latest global mobile technologies in Lebanon.

With both Lebanese carriers being state-controlled, the two companies have equal spectrum holdings. Alfa operates 2G GSM services over 900 MHz and 3G UMTS over B1 (2100 MHz). On October 25, 2011, it was the first to launch 3G+ mobile broadband services.

On May 15, 2013, it became the first to commercially roll out 4G LTE services in the country, deploying a B3 (1800 MHz) carrier, and in another regional milestone upgraded to LTE-A in August 2016 carrier aggregating B3 with B20 (800 MHz) through strategic partnerships with Nokia and Ericsson.

In November 2018 Alfa announced it was upgrading its network to gigabit 4.5G LTE-A Pro on a path to eventual 5G services.The upgrades included 4X4 MIMO, 256QAM, and CA_3A-3A-20A aggregation.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date 2011-10 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
Active
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active [Launched 2013-05]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation Features -
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
15 MHz Active
15 MHz Active
15 MHz Active

Services Available

As specialists in 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies, our R-Spectrum team provides in-country technical services to most regions around the world. Operating on a contract basis we are often sent to remote and isolated regions to assist companies in establishing voice and data communications.

Through our R-Spectrum team, we help our clients visualise and understand mobile signal issues by offering a range of radio frequency modelling services for 2G GSM, 3G UMTS, 4G LTE, and 5G NR cellular technologies. The first step to solving any problem is to understand the problem.