Vodafone Egypt

Vodafone Egypt logo

Country

Company Name

Vodafone Egypt Telecommunications S.A.E

Ownership Type

Joint Venture
Subsidiary

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

02

3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Vodafone Egypt (ڤودافون مٙصر) is the largest mobile network operating in Egypt. The company was founded in November 1998 as Click GSM, operated by MisrFone Group; a consortium between Vodafone International, Air Touch, and international partners. Initially holding a 30% share, Vodafone increased its shareholding in 1999 following the acquisition of Air Touch, and again in 2002 with a buyout of VIVENDI France's stake. Now holding 70%, Vodafone rebranded Click GSM to Vodafone Egypt in January 2002. After forming a partnership with Telecom Egypt (TE), the new structure consisted of Vodafone Group with 54.93%, Telecom Egypt with 44.94%, and a minority free float of 0.13%.

The company has provided 2G GSM services over 900 MHz since inception, and launched 3G UMTS over B1 (2100 MHz) in May 2007. Vodafone's 3G network was upgraded to DC-HSPA+ in 2012, supporting peak DL rates up to 42 Mbps. Vodafone received its 4G LTE licence in October 2016 with commercial launch in September 2017 over a 10 MHz channel in the B3 (1800 MHz) band.