Plus Communication

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Plus Communication Sh.A
Telecommunication
Industry Telecommunications
Founded June 2009, 10 (10-06-2009)
Headquarters Tirana, Albania
Area served
Albania
Key people
Lentin Gjata [1]
Services Telecommunications
Number of employees
312 (2016)
Website www.plus.al

Plus Communication SH.A. (also knows as PLUS) is the first and the only Albanian ownership company in the Albanian telecommunication market. [2] It is the 4th mobile operator in Albania by number of subscribers.

Opening[edit]

Plus Communication was established on June 2009, after AKEP gave the Individual Authorization (license) as the bidder with the highest value, to provide mobile telephony services. Company started its commercial operations on December 6th, 2010 and within a very short time managed to cover 99% of Albania territory with quality signal. [3]

International relations[edit]

PLUS, as the newest company in the telecommunications market, took advantage of using advance technology, as well as a consolidated network to cope with any future challenges, cooperating so with the prestigious international companies, such as:Nokia Siemens, NEC, and Comverse for provision of some of its equipment and services.[4]

Services[edit]

All PLUS subscribers can take advantage of the network usage, various products and services, to fulfill their needs for an economic and full communication. Plus Communication is in a continuous process to upgrade and expand its network all over the country, to serve better to its customers. Fulfilling their demands and needs remains one of the priorities of the company, providing not only quality products and services, but also transparency and the right of choice.

PLUS is unique, being the only Albanian business operating in telecommunication market. It is a great privilege for PLUS, toward the other foreign and established mobile operators in the market, to reinvest its profits in Albania, contributing in the country development.

Market share[edit]

Albania had in 2012 5.3 million subscribers (187% penetration rate), out of which there were 3.2 million active users (114% penetration rate). An active user is the number of users that communicated in the last three months.[5]

The regulatory authority for telecommunication in Albania is the Electronic and Postal Communications Authority.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Vodafone GSM-900/1800
UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, 4G, 4G+
1.839 or 34.76% (2012) Vodafone
2 Telekom GSM-900/1800
UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, 4G, 4G+
1.736 or 32.82% (2012) Deutsche Telecom
3 Eagle Mobile GSM-900/1800
UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, 4G
1.304 or 24.66% (2012) Albtelecom
4 Plus GSM-900/1800
UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
0.410 or 7.76% (2012) Plus Communication

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PLUS Communication
  2. ^ TV Klan about Plus (Albanian)
  3. ^ Top Channel about plus (Albanian)
  4. ^ PLUS Communication
  5. ^ "2012 yearly report (in Albanian)" (PDF). Electronic and Postal Communications Authority. AKEP. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 

External links[edit]