List of UMTS networks

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The following is a list of mobile telecommunications networks using third-generation Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) technology.

General information[edit]

  • For technical details on UMTS and a list of its designated operating frequencies, bands, and their common names, see UMTS frequency bands.
  • Networks on the global UMTS-bands 1 and 8 are suitable for global roaming in ITU Regions 1, 2 (some countries) and 3.
  • Networks on UMTS-bands 2 and 4 allow roaming in ITU Region 2 (Americas) only.

Active networks[edit]

Africa[edit]

Operator Country Frequency
(MHz)
Band Launch date Notes
Djezzy  Algeria 2100 1 June 2014 [1]
Ooredoo  Algeria 2100 1 December 2013 [2][3]
Unitel  Angola 2100 1 June 2007
Airtel  Burkina Faso 2100 1 May 2013 [4]
Telmob  Burkina Faso 2100 1 May 2013 [5]
Airtel  Chad 2100 1 September 2014 [6]
Etisalat  Egypt 2100 1 May 2007
Mobinil  Egypt 2100 1 September 2008 [7]
Vodafone  Egypt 2100 1 May 2007
Airtel  Ghana 2100 1 December 2008 [8]
MTN  Ghana 900 / 2100 8 / 1 January 2010 / January 2009 [9][10]
Tigo  Ghana 2100 1 July 2011 [11]
Airtel  Kenya 2100 1 February 2012 [12]
Orange  Kenya 2100 1 August 2011 [13]
Safaricom  Kenya 2100 1 May 2008 [14]
Libyana  Libya 2100 1 September 2006
Airtel  Madagascar 2100 1 2009
Orange  Madagascar 2100 1 2008
Telma  Madagascar 2100 1 November 2009 [15]
Cellplus  Mauritius 2100 1 March 2006
Emtel  Mauritius 2100 1 November 2004 [16]
Maroc Telecom  Morocco 2100 1 January 2008 [17]
Méditel  Morocco 2100 1 April 2007 [18]
MTC  Namibia- 2100 1 December 2006 [19]
Powercom  Namibia 2100 1 March 2007
Airtel  Nigeria 2100 1 February 2009 [20]
Etisalat  Nigeria 2100 1 October 2011 [21]
Glo Mobile  Nigeria 2100 1 December 2007 [22]
MTN  Nigeria 2100 1 December 2007 [22]
Airtel  Rwanda 2100 1 July 2012 [23]
Airtel  Sierra Leone 2100 1 February 2012 [24]
Cell C  South Africa 900 / 2100 8 / 1 September 2010 [25]
MTN  South Africa 2100 1 June 2005 [26]
Vodacom  South Africa 2100 1 December 2004 [27]
Airtel  Seychelles 2100 1 December 2006 [28]
MTN  Sudan 2100 1 ? 2006
Sudani  Sudan 2100 1 November 2009 [29]
Airtel  Tanzania 2100 1 December 2008 [30]
Rural NetCo  Tanzania 900 8 ? [31]
Tigo  Tanzania 2100 1 January 2011 [32]
Vodacom  Tanzania 2100 1 February 2007 [33]
ZANTEL  Tanzania 2100 1 May 2012 [34]
Ooredoo  Tunisia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 July 2012 [35][36]
Orange  Tunisia 2100 1 May 2010 [37]
Airtel  Uganda 2100 1 August 2012 [38]
MTN  Uganda 2100 1 August 2010 [39]
UT Mobile  Uganda 2100 1 November 2007 [40]
Airtel  Zambia 2100 1 January 2012 [41]
MTN  Zambia 2100 1 March 2011 [42]
Zamtel  Zambia 2100 1 February 2012 [43]
Econet  Zimbabwe 2100 1 September 2009 [44]

Americas[edit]

Operator Country Frequency
(MHz)
Band Launch date Notes
Claro  Argentina 850 / 1900 5 / 2 November 2007 [45]
Movistar  Argentina 850 / 1900 5 / 2 July 2007
Personal  Argentina 850 / 1900 5 / 2 May 2007
Setar  Aruba 2100 1 December 2007 [46]
Digicel  Belize 850 5 January 2013
Tigo  Bolivia 850 5 August 2008 [47]
Algar Telecom  Brazil 2100 1 April 2008
Claro  Brazil 850 / 2100 5 / 1 November 2007
Nextel  Brazil 2100 1 October 2013 [48]
Oi  Brazil 2100 1 May 2008
Sercomtel  Brazil 850 5 December 2008
TIM  Brazil 850 / 2100 5 / 1 April 2008 [49]
Vivo  Brazil 850 / 2100 5 / 1 November 2007
Bell  Canada 850 / 1900 5 / 2 November 2009 [50]
EastLink  Canada 1700 4 February 2013 AWS [51]
Mobilicity  Canada 1700 4 May 2010 AWS [52]
MTS  Canada 850 / 1900 5 / 2 March 2011 [53]
Rogers  Canada 850 / 1900 5 / 2 November 2006 [54]
SaskTel  Canada 850 / 1900 5 / 2 August 2010 [55]
Telus  Canada 850 / 1900 5 / 2 November 2009 [50]
Vidéotron  Canada 1700 4 September 2010 AWS [56]
Wind  Canada 1700 4 December 2009 AWS [57]
Claro  Chile 850 5 January 2008
Entel  Chile 1900 2 December 2006
Movistar  Chile 850 5 December 2007
Nextel  Chile 1700 4 May 2012 AWS
VTR  Chile 1700 4 May 2012 AWS
Claro  Colombia 850 / 1900 5 / 2 January 2008
Movistar  Colombia 850 / 1900 5 / 2 November 2008
Tigo  Colombia 1900 2 November 2008
Claro  Costa Rica 2100 1 November 2011
ICE Celular  Costa Rica 850 5 (?) 2009
Movistar  Costa Rica 850 / 2100 5 / 1 November 2011
Claro  Dominican Republic 850 5 August 2007
Orange  Dominican Republic 900 8 February 2010 [58]
Claro  Ecuador 850 / 1900 5 / 2 (?) 2009
Movistar  Ecuador 850 / 1900 5 / 2 (?) 2009
Claro  El Salvador 1900 2 January 2008
Digicel  El Salvador 900 8 January 2014 [59][60]
Movistar  El Salvador 850 / 1900 5 / 2 June 2009
Tigo  El Salvador 850 5 September 2008
iConnect  Guam 1900 2 (?) [61]
Claro  Guatemala 1900 2 April 2008
Movistar  Guatemala 1900 2 June 2009
Tigo  Guatemala 850 5 September 2008
Claro  Honduras 1900 2 January 2008 [62]
Tigo  Honduras 850 5 September 2008 [63]
Movistar  Mexico 850 / 1900 5 / 2 March 2008
Telcel  Mexico 850 / 1900 5 / 2 February 2008
Claro  Nicaragua 850 / 1900 5 / 2 September 2008
Movistar  Nicaragua 850 / 1900 5 / 2 January 2008
Docomo Pacific  Northern Mariana Islands (?) (?) July 2014 [64]
Cable & Wireless  Panama 850 5 December 2008
Claro  Panama 1900 2 April 2009
Digicel  Panama 1900 2 December 2008
Movistar  Panama 850 / 1900 5 / 2 November 2008
Claro  Paraguay 1900 2 November 2007 [45]
VOX  Paraguay 900 8 June 2010
Claro  Peru 850 / 1900 5 / 2 December 2007
Movistar  Peru 850 5 2008 (?) [65]
Nextel  Peru 1900 2 December 2009 [66]
AT&T  Puerto Rico 850 / 1900 5 / 2 November 2006
Claro  Puerto Rico 850 / 1900 5 / 2 January 2008
T-Mobile  Puerto Rico 1700 4 (?) AWS
Digicel  Trinidad and Tobago 850 / 1900 5 / 2 (?) 2006
TSTT  Trinidad and Tobago 850 / 1900 5 / 2 (?)
Islandcom Wireless  Turks and Caicos Islands 850 5 June 2010 [67][68]
AT&T  United States 850 / 1900 5 / 2 July 2004
CellularOne (AZ, NM, UT)  United States (?) (?) November 2013 [69][70]
Cincinnati Bell  United States 1700 4 (?) AWS
i wireless  United States 1700 4 September 2010 AWS
Indigo Wireless  United States (?) (?) (?)
Mosaic Telecom  United States 1700 4 November 2010 AWS[71][72]
Pine Cellular  United States (?) (?) 2012 [73]
Plateau Wireless  United States 850 / 1700 5 / 4 (?) CLR / AWS in CMA #554, #556, #654.[74]
T-Mobile  United States 1700 / 1900 4 / 2 May 2008 AWS / PCS
Viaero Wireless  United States 850 / 1900 5 / 2 March 2012 [75][76]
West Central Wireless  United States 850 / 1900 5 / 2 (?) [77][78]
ANTEL  Uruguay 850 / 2100 5 / 1 July 2007 CLR / IMT [79]
Claro  Uruguay 1900 2 November 2007 [45]
Movistar  Uruguay 850 / 1900 5 / 2 July 2007
Digitel  Venezuela 900 8 March 2009 [80]
Movilnet  Venezuela 850 / 1900 5 / 2 April 2011
Movistar  Venezuela 850 / 1900 5 / 2 December 2008 [81]

Asia[edit]

Operator Country Frequency
(MHz)
Band Launch date Notes
Beeline  Armenia 2100 1 September 2008 [82][83]
Orange  Armenia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 November 2009 [84]
VivaCell-MTS  Armenia 2100 1 April 2009 [85]
Azercell  Azerbaijan 2100 1 November 2011 [86]
Azerfon  Azerbaijan 2100 1 December 2009 [87]
Bakcell  Azerbaijan 2100 1 November 2011 [88]
Idea Cellular  Bangladesh 900 8 December 2014
January 2015
[89]
Teletalk  Bangladesh 2100 1 October 2012
Progresif Cellular  Bhutan 850 / 2100 5 / 1 May 2008 [90][91] Provider formerly named B-Mobile.
TashiCell  Bhutan 850 / 2100 5 / 1 December 2013 [92]
B-Mobile  Brunei 2100 1 September 2005 [93]
Mobitel  Cambodia 2100 1 October 2006 [94]
Shinawatra  Cambodia 2100 1 October 2007
China Unicom  China 2100 1 October 2009 [95]
Geocell  Georgia 2100 1 December 2006
Magticom  Georgia 2100 1 July 2006
3  Hong Kong 900 / 2100 8 / 1 January 2004 [96]
csl.  Hong Kong 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2004 [97]
SmarTone  Hong Kong 850 / 2100 5 / 1 December 2004 [98]
Aircel  India 2100 1 February 2011 [99]
Airtel  India 2100 1 January 2011 [100]
BSNL  India 2100 1 ? 2009 [101]
Idea Cellular  India 2100 1 March 2011 [102]
MTNL  India 2100 1 December 2008 [103]
Reliance Communications  India 2100 1 December 2010 [104]
Tata DoCoMo  India 2100 1 November 2010
Vodafone  India 2100 1 January 2011 [105]
3  Indonesia 2100 1 December 2006
Indosat  Indonesia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 November 2006
September 2013
[106][107]
Telkomsel  Indonesia 2100 1 September 2006 [108]
XL Axiata  Indonesia 2100 1 September 2006 [109] Formerly named Excelcomindo.
EMOBILE  Japan 1700 9 March 2007
NTT DoCoMo  Japan 800 / 1700 / 2100 19 / 9 / 1 October 2001 [110]
SoftBank  Japan 900 / 1500 / 2100 8 / 11 / 1 December 2002 [111] Band 11: (↓) 1475,9 – 1485,9 MHz / (↑) 1427,9 – 1437,9 MHz
LaoTelecom  Laos 2100 1 October 2008 [112]
Unitel  Laos 2100 1 October 2009
3  Macau 2100 1 October 2007 [113]
CTM  Macau 2100 1 June 2007 [114]
SmarTone  Macau 2100 1 July 2010 [115]
Celcom  Malaysia 2100 1 May 2005
DiGi  Malaysia 2100 1 June 2008
Maxis  Malaysia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 July 2005 [116]
U Mobile  Malaysia 2100 1 September 2007 [117]
FSMTC  Federated States of Micronesia 900 8 (?) 2010
G-Mobile  Mongolia 2100 1 July 2012 [118]
MobiCom  Mongolia 2100 1 April 2009 [119]
Skytel  Mongolia 2100 1 January 2010
Unitel  Mongolia 2100 1 2009
Ooredoo  Myanmar 900 / 2100 8 / 1 August 2014 [120]
Telenor  Myanmar (?) (?) September 2014 [121]
Nepal Telecom    Nepal 2100 1 May 2007 [122]
Koryolink  North Korea 2100 1 December 2008 [123]
Mobilink  Pakistan 2100 1 July 2014 [124]
Telenor  Pakistan 2100 1 June 2014 [125]
Ufone  Pakistan 2100 1 May 2014 [126]
Warid  Pakistan 2100 1 May 2014
Zong  Pakistan 2100 1 June 2014 [127]
PNCC  Palau 900 8 (?) 2010
Globe  Philippines 900 / 2100 8 / 1 May 2006 [128]
SMART  Philippines 850 / 2100 5 / 1 May 2006
M1  Singapore 900 / 2100 8 / 1 February 2005 [129]
SingTel  Singapore 900 / 2100 8 / 1 February 2005
StarHub  Singapore 900 / 2100 8 / 1 April 2005 [130]
KT  South Korea 2100 1 December 2003
SK Telecom  South Korea 2100 1 December 2003 [131]
Airtel  Sri Lanka 2100 1 (?) 2011
Dialog  Sri Lanka 2100 1 August 2006 [132]
Etisalat  Sri Lanka 2100 1 (?) 2011
Hutch  Sri Lanka 2100 1 April 2012 [133]
Mobitel  Sri Lanka 2100 1 December 2007 [134]
Chunghwa Telecom  Taiwan 2100 1 July 2005 [135]
FarEasTone  Taiwan 2100 1 July 2005 [136]
Taiwan Mobile  Taiwan 2100 1 October 2005 [137]
VIBO  Taiwan 2100 1 December 2005 [138]
Babilon Mobile  Tajikistan 2100 1 June 2005
Indigo Tajikistan  Tajikistan 2100 1 September 2006
Tacom  Tajikistan 2100 1 November 2006 [139]
TT Mobile  Tajikistan 2100 1 June 2005
AIS  Thailand 900 / 2100 8 / 1 May 2008 / April 2013 [140][141]
DTAC  Thailand 850 / 2100 5 / 1 ? / May 2013 [142]
MY  Thailand 850 5 January 2012 [143]
True Move  Thailand 2100 1 May 2013 [141]
TOT  Thailand 2100 1 December 2009 [144]
MobiFone  Vietnam 2100 1 December 2009 [145]
Vietnamobile  Vietnam 2100 1 December 2011 [146]
Viettel  Vietnam 2100 1 March 2010 [147]
Vinaphone  Vietnam 2100 1 October 2009 [147]

Europe[edit]

Operator Country Frequency
(MHz)
Band Launch date Notes
AMC  Albania 2100 1 October 2011 [148]
Eagle Mobile  Albania 2100 1 March 2013 [149]
Vodafone  Albania 2100 1 January 2011 [150]
STA  Andorra 2100 1 December 2006
3  Austria 2100 1 May 2003 [151]
A1  Austria 2100 1 April 2003 [152]
T-Mobile  Austria 2100 1 December 2003 [153]
Life:)  Belarus 2100 1 november 2009 [154]
MTS  Belarus 2100 1 May 2010 [155]
Velcom  Belarus 2100 1 March 2010 [156]
BASE  Belgium 2100 1 January 2010
Mobistar  Belgium 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2006
Proximus  Belgium 900 / 2100 8 / 1 September 2005 / July 2008 [157][158]
BH Mobile  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2100 1 May 2009
HT Eronet  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2100 1 April 2010
m:tel  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2100 1 April 2009
Globul  Bulgaria 2100 1 October 2006 [159]
M-TEL  Bulgaria 2100 1 March 2006 [160]
Vivacom  Bulgaria 900 / 2100 8 / 1 April 2007 [161]
T-Mobile  Croatia 2100 1 June 2006
Tele2  Croatia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 (?) 2007
VIPnet  Croatia 2100 1 October 2005
CYTA  Cyprus 2100 1 April 2006 [162]
MTN  Cyprus 2100 1 October 2005
O2  Czech Republic 2100 1 December 2005 [163]
T-Mobile  Czech Republic 2100 1 January 2010 [164]
Vodafone  Czech Republic 2100 1 March 2010
3  Denmark 900 / 2100 8 / 1 October 2003
TDC  Denmark 900 / 2100 8 / 1 2014 / November 2005 [165]
Telenor  Denmark 900 / 2100 8 / 1 September 2006 [166]
Telia  Denmark 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2007 [167]
Elisa  Estonia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 June 2006
EMT  Estonia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 October 2005 [168]
Tele2  Estonia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 November 2006
Ålcom  Finland 2100 1 June 2006 Coverage only in Åland Islands.
DNA  Finland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2005 / (?) 2008 [169][170]
Elisa  Finland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 November 2004 / November 2007 [171][172]
Sonera  Finland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 October 2004
Bouygues  France 900 / 2100 8 / 1 April 2007 [173]
Free  France 900 / 2100 8 / 1 January 2012 [174]
Orange  France 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2004 [175]
SFR  France 900 / 2100 8 / 1 June 2004 [176]
E-Plus  Germany 2100 1 June 2004 [177]
O2  Germany 2100 1 July 2004 [178]
Telekom  Germany 2100 1 May 2004 [179]
Vodafone  Germany 2100 1 May 2004 [180]
CTS  Gibraltar 2100 1 March 2009
Gibtel  Gibraltar 2100 1 December 2007
Cosmote  Greece 2100 1 June 2004 [181]
Vodafone  Greece 2100 1 August 2004
Wind  Greece 2100 1 January 2004 [182]
Sure  Guernsey 2100 1 (?)
Wave Telecom  Guernsey 2100 1 July 2004 [183]
Telenor  Hungary 2100 1 October 2005 [184]
T-Mobile  Hungary 2100 1 August 2005 [185]
Vodafone  Hungary 900 / 2100 8 / 1 June 2006 [186]
Síminn  Iceland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 September 2007 / (?) [187][188]
3  Ireland 2100 1 July 2005 [189]
Meteor  Ireland 2100 1 September 2008
O2  Ireland 2100 1 December 2003 [190]
Vodafone  Ireland 2100 1 May 2003 [191]
Manx Telecom  Isle of Man 2100 1 November 2005
3  Italy 900 / 2100 8 / 1 March 2003
TIM  Italy 2100 1 May 2004 [192]
Vodafone  Italy 2100 1 May 2004 [193]
Wind  Italy 2100 1 October 2004
Airtel-Vodafone  Jersey 2100 1 June 2007
Jersey Telecom  Jersey 2100 1 June 2006 [194]
Sure  Jersey 2100 1 September 2006
IPKO  Kosovo 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2013 [195]
Bité  Latvia 2100 1 June 2006 [196]
LMT  Latvia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2004
Tele2  Latvia 2100 1 December 2005
mobilkom  Liechtenstein 2100 1 March 2007
Orange  Liechtenstein 2100 1 February 2007
Telecom FL  Liechtenstein 2100 1 February 2007
Bitė  Lithuania 2100 1 April 2006 [196]
Omnitel  Lithuania 2100 1 February 2006
Tele2  Lithuania 2100 1 (?) 2007
Orange  Luxembourg 2100 1 May 2005
POST  Luxembourg 2100 1 June 2003 [197][198] Provider formerly named LuxGSM.
Tango  Luxembourg 2100 1 May 2004 [199]
Cosmofon  Macedonia 2100 1 September 2008 [200]
T-Mobile  Macedonia 2100 1 June 2009 (?)
VIP  Macedonia 2100 1 August 2012 [201]
GO  Malta 2100 1 April 2007 [202]
Vodafone  Malta 2100 1 August 2006 [203]
Moldcell  Moldova 2100 1 September 2008 [204]
Orange  Moldova 2100 1 November 2008 [205]
Unité  Moldova 2100 1 May 2010 [206]
Monaco Telecom  Monaco 2100 1 June 2006
Telenor  Montenegro 2100 1 June 2007 [207]
T-Mobile  Montenegro 2100 1 June 2007 [207]
Telekom Srbija  Montenegro 2100 1 July 2007 [208]
KPN  Netherlands 900 / 2100 8 / 1 Q3 2013 / October 2004 [209][210][211]
T-Mobile  Netherlands 900 / 2100 8 / 1 January 2006 [212]
Vodafone  Netherlands 2100 1 June 2004 [213]
KKTCell  Northern Cyprus 2100 1 October 2008 [214]
Network Norway  Norway 900 / 2100 8 / 1 (?) 2007
Telenor  Norway 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2004 [215]
Telia  Norway 900 / 2100 8 / 1 June 2005
Aero2  Poland 900 8 November 2009 [216]
Orange  Poland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 June 2006 Provider formerly named IDEA.
Play  Poland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 March 2007
Plus  Poland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 September 2004 [217]
T-Mobile  Poland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 April 2005 [218] Provider formerly named Era.
Meo  Portugal 2100 1 April 2004 [219] Provider formerly named TMN.
NOS  Portugal 2100 1 June 2004 [220] Provider formerly named Optimus.
Vodafone  Portugal 900 / 2100 8 / 1 May 2004 [180]
Digi.Mobil  Romania 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2007 / August 2014 [221][222]
Orange  Romania 900 / 2100 8 / 1 June 2006 [223]
Telekom  Romania 2100 1 June 2008 [224] Provider formerly named Cosmote.
Vodafone  Romania 900 / 2100 8 / 1 April 2005 / April 2010 [225][226]
Beeline  Russia - 51 regions[227] 900 / 2100 8 / 1 September 2008 [228]
MegaFon  Russia - 42 regions[229] 900 / 2100 8 / 1 October 2007 [230]
MTS  Russia - 41 cities[231] 900 / 2100 8 / 1 May 2008 [232]
Prima  San Marino 2100 1 August 2007
mt:s  Serbia 2100 1 January 2007 [233]
Telenor  Serbia 2100 1 March 2007 [234]
VIP  Serbia 2100 1 July 2007
O2  Slovakia 2100 1 July 2011 [235]
Orange  Slovakia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 August 2006 [236]
Telekom  Slovakia 2100 1 January 2006 [237]
Si.mobil  Slovenia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 September 2007 / (?) 2011 [238][239]
T-2  Slovenia 2100 1 June 2008 [240]
Telekom Slovenije  Slovenia 2100 1 December 2003 [241][242] Provider formerly named Mobitel.
Tušmobil  Slovenia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 September 2008
Movistar  Spain 900 / 2100 8 / 1 May 2004 [243]
Orange  Spain 900 / 2100 8 / 1 October 2004 [244]
Vodafone  Spain 900 / 2100 8 / 1 May 2004 [245]
Yoigo  Spain 2100 1 December 2006 [246]
3  Sweden 900 / 2100 8 / 1 May 2003 [247]
Tele2  Sweden 2100 1 June 2004 [248]
Telenor  Sweden 2100 1 July 2004
Telia  Sweden 2100 1 March 2004 [249]
Orange   Switzerland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 September 2005 [250]
Sunrise   Switzerland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2005 / May 2012 [251][252]
Swisscom   Switzerland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2004 [253]
Ukrtelecom  Ukraine 2100 1 November 2007 [254]
3  United Kingdom 2100 1 February 2003 [255]
O2  United Kingdom 900 / 2100 8 / 1 March 2005 / March 2011 [256]
Orange  United Kingdom 2100 1 December 2004 [175]
T-Mobile  United Kingdom 2100 1 July 2004 [257]
Vodafone  United Kingdom 900 / 2100 8 / 1 April 2004 [258]

Middle East[edit]

Operator Country Frequency
(MHz)
Band Launch date Notes
Batelco  Bahrain 2100 1 December 2007 [259]
VIVA  Bahrain 2100 1 March 2010 [260]
Zain  Bahrain 2100 1 December 2003 [261]
Cellcom  Israel 850 / 2100 5 / 1 August 2004 / (?) 2006 [262]
Golan Telecom  Israel 2100 1 May 2012 [263]
Hot Mobile  Israel 2100 1 May 2012 [263]
Orange  Israel 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2004 [264]
Pelephone  Israel 850 / 2100 5 / 1 February 2009 [265]
Mobitel  Iraq 2100 1 (?) 2007
Orange  Jordan 2100 1 March 2010 [266]
Umniah  Jordan 2100 1 June 2012 [267]
Zain  Jordan 2100 1 March 2011 [268]
Viva  Kuwait 2100 1 January 2009 [269]
Wataniya Telecom  Kuwait 2100 1 February 2006 [270]
Zain  Kuwait 2100 1 March 2006
Alfa  Lebanon 2100 1 October 2011 [271]
touch  Lebanon 2100 1 November 2011 [272]
Nawras  Oman 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2007 / May 2014 [273][274]
Oman Mobile  Oman 2100 1 January 2009 [275]
Ooredoo  Qatar 2100 1 July 2006 [276] Formerly named Qtel.[277]
Mobily  Saudi Arabia 2100 1 June 2006 [278]
STC  Saudi Arabia 2100 1 June 2006 [279]
Zain  Saudi Arabia 2100 1 February 2008
Spacetel  Syria 2100 1 (?) 2008
Syriatel  Syria 2100 1 (?) 2008
Avea  Turkey 2100 1 July 2009 [280]
Turkcell  Turkey 2100 1 July 2009 [280]
Vodafone  Turkey 2100 1 July 2009 [280]
du  United Arab Emirates 2100 1 February 2007 [281]
Etisalat  United Arab Emirates 2100 1 January 2004 [282]

Oceania[edit]

Operator Country Frequency
(MHz)
Band Launch date Notes
Optus  Australia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 April 2005 / May 2008 [283][284]
Telstra  Australia 850 / 2100 5 / 1 October 2005 [283]
Vodafone  Australia 850 / 900 / 2100 5 / 8 / 1 October 2005 [283]
2degrees  New Zealand 900 / 2100 8 / 1 August 2010 [285]
Spark  New Zealand 850 / 2100 5 / 1 May 2009 [286] Formerly named Telecom New Zealand.[287]
Vodafone  New Zealand 900 / 2100 8 / 1 August 2005 [288]

Defunct, merged and acquired operators[edit]

Americas[edit]

Operator Country Frequency
(MHz)
Band Launch date End of
service
Notes
Brasil Telecom  Brazil 2100 1 June 2008 ? [289][290] Acquired by Oi.
Became a subsidiary.

Asia[edit]

Operator Country Frequency
(MHz)
Band Launch date End of
service
Notes
PCCW  Hong Kong 2100 1 July 2006 [291] Acquired by CSL.
Sun  Philippines 2100 1 July 2006 [292] Acquired by PLDT.

Europe[edit]

Operator Country Frequency
(MHz)
Band Launch date End of
service
Notes
Orange  Austria 2100 1 December 2003 August 2013 [293][294][295] Formerly ONE. Acquired by Hutchison.
tele.ring  Austria 2100 1 December 2003 [296][297] Acquired by T-Mobile.
Became an MVNO using T-Mobile's network.
Orange  Netherlands 2100 1 November 2006 ? [298][299] Acquired by T-Mobile.
Zapp  Romania 2100 1 June 2008 [300][301][302] Acquired by Cosmote.

See also[edit]

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