Warid Telecom

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Warid Telecom International
وريد تليكوم الدولية
HeadquartersAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Key people
Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Chairman
Bashir Tahir, founding CEO (retired)
ProductsTelephony, Wimax, Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution, GPRS, GSM
WebsiteOfficial Pakistan
Official Congo
Official Uganda

Warid Telecom International (Arabic: وريد تليكوم الدولية‎) is a mobile telecommunication company from Abu Dhabi. It provides telephony services in the Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, and Uganda.

Pakistan[change | change source]

In 2004, Warid Telecom International bought a license for starting a national mobile network and long distance international network for $291 million US dollars. It was the first project of Warid Telecom International.

The license was bid by a team headed by Bashir Tahir, the then CEO of the Abu Dhabi Group, which is the parent company of Warid Telecom International.[1]

Bangladesh[change | change source]

In December 2005, Warid Telecom International got a 15-year GSM license to operate as the sixth mobile network in Bangladesh at the cost of USD 50 million.

Congo[change | change source]

Warid Telecom International bought a GSM based mobile license on January 2008. It is a joint project with the government of the Congo.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Royal flush".
  2. Walter Wafula (18 January 2008). "Congo-Brazzaville: Warid Telecom Launches". The Monitor website. Retrieved 26 November 2014.