Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited, better known as Mobilink GSM, is a telecommunication service provider in Pakistan. The company is Pakistan’s leading cellular operator with a subscriber base of 31.5m and market share of 31% in October 2010.
Mobilink’s Head office is located at Mobilink House, 1-A Kohistan Road, F-8 Markaz Islamabad. Mobilink’s corporate postpaid package is sold under the brand name “Indigo” and prepaid by the name of “Jazz”.
Mobilink started operations in 1994 as the first GSM cellular mobile service in Pakistan by Motorola Inc., later it was sold to Orascom Telecom, an Egypt-based multi-national company.
In addition to cellular service, the Orascom group is diversifying its service portfolio by setting up new businesses and also expanding through acquisitions. Recently, they started offering DSL broadband through a wholly owned subsidiary, Link.Net. Additionally, the company has also launched its wireless broadband service through WiMax based technology under the label of ‘Mobilink Infinity’. Technology is backed by Alcatel, and company is using a ZYXEL Customer Premises equipment.
In addition to Mobilink, the Orascom group also owns TWA (Trans World Associates) which operates an undersea fiber optic cable from Karachi to Fujairah, UAE.
Till June’10 the company had issued two listed bonds to the tune of Rs. 3.2 billion and Rs. 6 billion.
Founded 1994 Founder(s) Motorola USA Headquarters Islamabad, Pakistan
Mobilink House, 1- A, Kohistan Road, F-8 Markaz, Islamabad
Area served 10000 cities, towns, and villages across Pakistan Key people Rashid Khan, President and CEO Products postpaid Indigo , prepaidJAZZ, Mobilink PCO, WiMAX Employees 5000 Parent Orascom Telecom Egypt Website www.mobilinkgsm.com
Ufone GSM is a Pakistani GSM cellular service provider. It is one of the five major GSM Mobile companies in Pakistan. In January 2001 Pak Telecom Mobile Limited (PTML) a wholly owned subsidiary of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) started its operations under the brand name ‘Ufone’.
After the partial privatization of the parent company PTCL, 26% of shares and control was sold to Etisalat and Ufone became a part of the Emirates Telecommunication Corporation Group.
As of September 2010 Ufone has a subscriber base of 20.23 million.
Founded January 29, 2001 Founder(s) Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd Headquarters Islamabad, Pakistan
13-B, F-7 Markaz
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