Alfa (Lebanon)

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Founded 1994
Key people
Marwan Hayek
(Chairman & CEO)

Alfa is one of the two operating GSM networks in Lebanon, side by side with MTC Touch.


Alfa is the network name for Mobile Interim Company 1 (MIC1) founded in 1994 with the name of Cellis which was managed by France Telecom until 2004.

In 2004 the Lebanese government signed a management contract with FAL-DETE to operate MIC1 network for 4 years. FAL-DETE substituted Cellis by Alfa.

Since 2009 Orascom is managing MIC1. Since 2010 Marwan Hayek is the CEO for Alfa.

Alfa and MTC charge customers among the highest rates in the world.[1]

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