MTN Irancell

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Type Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 2005
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Key people Dr. Ebrahim Mahmoudzadeh (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
Products Prepaid and postpaid mobile phones

Irancell is the second largest mobile phone network operator of Iran. It is 49% owned by the South Africa-based MTN Group.


MTN Irancell has two shareholders: Iran Electronic Development Company (IEDC) (51%), and MTN International (Mauritius) Limited (49%).

IEDC currently has two key shareholders:[1]

Huawei (China), ZTE (China), Ericsson (Sweden) and Nokia (Finland), are providing the infrastructure for IranCell, in partnership with local companies in seven defined regions.[2]

In year 2013 , NOKIA stopped working with Irancell because of US sanctions.


  1. ^ "Subordinate Companies - Iran Electronic Development Company". Sina Electronic Development Holding Company. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Telecoms And Technology Forecast for Iran", Economist Intelligence Unit 

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