Djezzy GSM


Djezzy GSM
Orascom Télécoms Algérie
Type Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded July 2001
Headquarters Algiers, Algeria
Employees 3500
Parent Orascom Telecom Holding
Website www.djezzy.com

Djezzy GSM, a branch of the Algeria-based Orascom Telecom, is Algeria's principal mobile network operator, with a market share of 65% (over 9.4 million subscribers as of June 2006) and a network covering 84% of the population (48 wilayas.) It acquired the country's second GSM license in July 2001, with a bid of $737 million, and was officially launched on February 15, 2002. It has two competitors: the government-owned Algeria Mobile Network and Wataniya.

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