3G UMTS Frequency Bands
Established in 2004, touch (formerly known as mtc touch) is the leading mobile telecommunications and data operator in Lebanon. Touch is managed by Zain Group, the region's first mobile and data services operator with a commercial footprint today in 8 Middle Eastern and African countries.
While ensuring high levels of professionalism, performance and consumer satisfaction, touch is committed to deliver innovative and cost effective services answering the particular needs of various market segments. In 2014, touch continued to grow its business by enhancing customer experience, ramping up mobile digital services as well as exploring new market opportunities.
In parallel, touch implements an ongoing optimization for the 3.9G network and expansion plan for the 4G-LTE (Long Term Evolution) network widest coverage in the Lebanese capital. In 2013, touch was the first mobile operator to conduct for the first time in the world, a successful 4G LTE Advanced pilot test over the 800 and 1800 bandwidths, in collaboration with Huawei.
The company operates standard 2G GSM services over 900 MHz and 3G UMTS DC-HSPA+ over B1 (2100 MHz). Following tests in early 2013, Touch launched its 4G LTE service in May 2013 over B3 (1800 MHz), later deploying LTE-A "4.5G" with carrier aggregation of B20 (800 MHz).