Alfa (Lebanon)

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Founded 1994
Headquarters Lebanon
Key people
Marwan Hayek
(Chairman & CEO)

Alfa is one of the two operating GSM networks in Lebanon, the other being MTC Touch. Alfa and MTC used to charge customers among the highest rates in the world.[1]


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 until 2004.

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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