Alfa (Lebanon)

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Alfa
ألفا
Private
Founded 1994
Headquarters Lebanon
Key people
Mr. Marwan Hayek
(Chairman & CEO)
Website https://www.alfa.com.lb/

Alfa is one of the two operating GSM networks in Lebanon, the other being TOUCH.

Marwan Hayek took the helm of Alfa, the first Lebanese mobile operator managed by Orascom Telecom Media & Technology (OTMT), as its Chairman and CEO, since March 2010, putting his international experience at the service of the Lebanese telecom sector, by introducing state-of-the-art technology, and bringing Lebanon back on the regional telecom map, through leading the introduction of the 3G+ technology that was first launched by Alfa in Lebanon in October 2011 as well as the introduction of the 4G-LTE and 4G+ LTE-A technologies which Alfa was the first to launch in Lebanon.

[1] https://alfa.com.lb

History[edit]

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.

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.

According to Zain Group's report published in June 2014, Alfa is reported to have 1.8 million subscribers, the numbers have grown significantly with the influx of over a million Syrian refugees in the last two and half years. [2]

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