Geocell

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Geocell
Subsidiary
Industrytelecommunications
Founded1996
Headquarters,
Productsmobile telephony
Increase$140 million (2011)[1]
ParentSilknet
WebsiteGeocell.ge

Geocell (Georgian: ჯეოსელი) is a mobile communication brand owned by Silknet. Geocell is the first GSM operator entered Georgian market.

Geocell was founded as an independent company in 1996 with a shared Georgian and Turkish investment. Control of the company was held by the Georgian side. The company's 900 MHz GSM network became fully operational in March 1997.[2]

On 27 March 2001 Geocell acquired Georgia’s third largest GSM provider "GT Mobile", renamed it into its second branch "Lai-Lai", and started operating on the 1800 MHz frequency.

Alongside standard GSM and GPRS services the company owns a UMTS license (2100 MHz), enabling 3G technologies including HSDPA.[3]

From 2007 until 2018 Geocell was part of the TeliaSonera Group. Since 2018 it has been a part of Silknet.[4]

Geocell coverage area occupies more than 98% of the country territory. Geocell subscribers are able to use roaming service in 150 countries worldwide.

Nowadays number of registered Geocell subscribers is around 2 million people.

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