Geocell

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For geosynthetic geocell/s used for soil stabilization and reinforcement, see Cellular confinement.
Type joint stock company
Industry telecommunications
Founded 1996
Headquarters Tbilisi, Georgia
Products mobile telephony

Geocell (Georgian: ჯეოსელი) is the largest mobile communication provider in Georgia. It was created in 1996 and became fully operational on 900 MHz on March, 1997.[1] Geocell was founded with shared Georgian and Turkish investment. The control packet of the company was owned by the Georgian side.

On March 27, 2001 Geocell acquired Georgia’s third largest GSM provider "GT Mobile" and renamed it into its second branch "Lai-Lai" and started operating on 1800 MHz frequency.

Alongside standard WAP and GPRS services the company owns a UMTS license (2100 MHz) which enables it to provide 3G services including HSDPA, Video call, mobile television and others.[2]

Currently Geocell covers 97% of the populated territory of Georgia and provides roaming services in 134 countries worldwide. The company employs more than 4000 people and is one the largest contributors to the Georgian budget.[3]

Since 2007 TeliaSonera is the owner of Geocell.

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  1. ^ Geocell Limited provides communication services
  2. ^ About Geocell
  3. ^ Geocell the first GSM operator in Georgia

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