MTN Irancell

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Type semi 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.


In August 2014, MTN Irancell Officially got the license for 3G and upper generation from Iran's Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) and started its network for WCDMA in band 2100.[1][2]

On December 3, 2014, Irancell officially launched Iran's first LTE network in nine cities.[3]


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

IEDC currently has two key shareholders:[4]


  1. ^ "MTN Irancell preparing for 3G launch". TeleGeography. 2014-08-07. Retrieved 2014-12-07. 
  2. ^ "MTN Irancell awarded 3G and higher generations License Agreement". 2014-08-06. Retrieved 2014-12-07. 
  3. ^ "MTN Irancell 4G Network Launched Commercially". 2014-12-03. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Subordinate Companies - Iran Electronic Development Company". Sina Electronic Development Holding Company. Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 

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