Plus Communication

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Plus Communication Sh.A
Industry Telecommunications
Founded June 2009, 26 (26-06-2009)
Headquarters Tirana, Albania
Area served
Key people
Director: Board of Directors[1]
Services Telecommunications
Number of employees
400 (2012)

Plus Communication SH.A. (Albanian: PLUS) is a telecommunication company headquartered in Tirana, Albania.[2] It is the first Albanian mobile telecommunication company and 4th mobile operator in Albania. It is also the sponsor of the Albanian football team.[3]


The company's technological center was opened on 28 November 2010, a day that represents the Albanian Independence Day and it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sali Berisha.[4]

International relations[edit]

PLUS has formed partnerships with Nokia Siemens, NEC, and Comverse for provision of some of its equipment and services.[5]


Currently, PLUS has more than 97.9% coverage of the population and continues to expand. Zona PLUS shops and points of sale are present throughout Albania.[6]

PLUS products and services are such as “Choose your number”, presented since the first day of PLUS launching in the market, “PLUS Special” etc. Products for prepaid customers include “PLUS Unik” & “PLUS Student” tariff plans. Postpaid customers, individuals or businesses may choose “PLUS Personal” or “PLUS Partner” tariff plans along with a variety of designated bundles.[7]

Plus is the only operator in Albania not to have 3G technology. In February 2012 a tender for the third 3G license in Albania where the minimum acceptable price was 12.5 million failed after Eagle Mobile offered €3.55 million and Plus offered €3.55 million.[8] Another tender was held in October of the same year. This time it was for two 3G licenses and the starting bid was 4 million euros.[9] Eagle Mobile offered 4.355 million Euros while Plus only 1, making Eagle Mobile the only one to acquire the 3G license. The first 3G license was won by Vodafone Albania, bidding 31,4 million Euros and the second one by AMC after a 15,1 million Euros bid.[10]

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.[11]

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

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ PLUS Communication
  2. ^ TV Klan about Plus (Albanian)
  3. ^ sponsorship
  4. ^ Top Channel about plus (Albanian)
  5. ^ PLUS Communication
  6. ^ PLUS Communication
  7. ^ PLUS Communication
  8. ^ "Third 3G tender ends in failure". TeleGeography. 
  9. ^ "Albania to Auction Two 3G Licenses". BalkanInsight. 
  10. ^ "3G license with two offers, 4 Million and 1 Euro". Albanian Screen. 
  11. ^ "2012 yearly report (in Albanian)" (PDF). Electronic and Postal Communications Authority. AKEP. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 

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