Orange Egypt

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Country

Company Name

Orange Egypt for Telecommunications S.A.E.

Ownership Type

Subsidiary

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Orange Egypt (اورنچ مٙصر) is the second largest mobile network operating in Egypt. Beginning operations in March 1998, the company, formerly known as Mobinil, was the first Egyptian mobile carrier formed as a collaboration between Orange (then France Telecom), Motorola, Orascom, and several local partners. Until 1998 all mobile telecommunications was provided by Arab Republic of Egypt National Telecommunications Organization (ARENTO), who developed the first GSM network in 1996. 

Orange Group acquired a majority and controlling stake in Mobinil in May 2012 when it acquired 94% of the company. Ownership was increased to 98% with the buyout of Orascom, with the remaining percentage listed on the Egyptian Stock Exchange. Mobinil was rebranded to Orange Egypt in March 2016.

Orange Egypt is a subsidiary of Orange Group, an international telecommunications operator, providing services in France, Spain, Poland, Belgium, and Luxembourg, Central European countries, Africa, and Middle East.

The company has provided 2G GSM services over 900 MHz since inception, and 3G UMTS over B1 (2100 MHz) since September 2008. Orange received its 4G LTE licence in October 2016 with commercial launch in September 2017 over a 15 MHz channel in the B3 (1800 MHz) band.