OrascomTelecom

OrascomTelecom (OTH) established itself as a global brand and is considered today to be one of the largest and most diversified telecom operators. Operating in eleven emerging markets, the company has a population under license of approximately 512 million with an average mobile telephony penetration of approximately 50% as of June, 2010.

OrascomTelecom operates GSM networks in Algeria, Pakistan, Egypt, Bangladesh, Burundi, Namibia, Central African Republic, North Korea and Canada through its indirect equity shareholding in GlobaliveWireless and its  indirect equity ownership in TelecelZimbabwe (Zimbabwe). In 2009, the company was also awarded the management contract of one of the two Lebanese mobile telecommunications operators ("Alfa") from the government of the Republic of Lebanon.