Jawwal

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Palestine Cellular Communications Company (Jawwal)
شركة الاتصالات الخلوية الفلسطينية (جوال)
Public Shareholding Co. Ltd
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1999
Headquarters Ramallah, Palestine
Area served
Palestine
Key people
Abdulmajeed Melhem (CEO)
Products GSM, GPRS, EDGE, SMS, MMS, ISP
Number of employees
900
Parent Paltel
Website www.jawwal.ps

Palestine Cellular Communications Company, doing business as Jawwal (Arabic: جوال‎‎), is the first mobile network operator in Palestine,[1] employing almost 887 people.[2] Jawwal was established in 1999, and is owned by Paltel.[3] As the leading mobile operator, Jawwal has succeeded in the Palestinian market by reaching more than 2.45 million subscribers as of 2012.[4]

Since its launch, Jawwal is represented in its market share of 81.5% of the Palestinian market.[5] In 2004, it also obtained the "Environmental Quality Management" certificate ISO14001.[6] In addition, Jawwal offers international roaming services with more than 391 operators in over 160 countries and has coverage up to 98% of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.[7]

History[edit]

Network[edit]

Jawwal has always been struggling with the limited frequency allocated to Jawwal by the Israeli authorities, where at present only 2G services are available, and network speeds like 3G and 4G LTE are not available.[8]

Frequencies used on the Jawwal Network
Frequency Band
number
Protocol Class
900 MHz 8 GSM/GPRS/EDGE 2G

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