Telecel Centrafrique

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Company Name

Telecel Centrafrique SA

Ownership Type


Ownership/Controlling Entity



3G UMTS Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Telecel Centrafrique is a mobile carrier operating in the Central African Republic. Operating since 1996 the company is the first and oldest mobile carrier in the country. Then owner Orascom (controlled by GTH/Vimpelcom), initiated a sale of Telecel to Niel Telecom in 2013 only for the deal to fall through due to inadequate financing. Orascom finalised the sale in October 2014 to Econet Wireless.

The company operates 2G GSM services over the 900 MHz band, and 3G UMTS over B1 (2100 MHz).