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Vodafone Albania is part of Vodafone Group Plc, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies.[1]

Vodafone Albania
IndustryTelecommunications
Founded2001
HeadquartersTirana
Number of locations
146
Key people
Achilleas Kanaris(CEO)
ProductsPrepaid mobile phon] and Postpaid mobile phon]
Number of employees
398 direct employees and 561 indirect employees
ParentVodafone Group Plc
Websitevodafone.al

TechnologyEdit

Vodafone Albania started offering GSM services for the first time in Albania on August 3, 2001.

In 2011, Vodafone was the first to launch 3G services. 4 years later, Vodafone was again first to launch a state of the art 4G/4G+ network.

On February 12 2019 Albania’s telecoms watchdog the Electronic and Postal Communications Authority (Autoritetit Te Komunikimeve Elektronike Dhe Postare, AKEP) has announced the results of the first round of its 800MHz auction, confirming that Vodafone Albania was the only provider to submit a bid for the frequencies. The cellco offered just over EUR7.44 million (USD8.4 million) for a 2×10MHz block of spectrum in the 800MHz band. AKEP noted that its bid evaluation committee will now review the legal, economic and technical documentation accompanying Vodafone’s bid.

Market ShareEdit

Albania as per Q1 2019 has 3.66 million subscribers, out of which there are 2.5 million active users (101% penetration rate). An active user is the number of users that communicated in the last three months.[2]

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

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in Millions)
Ownership MCC / MNC
1 Vodafone Albania GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800*/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A, LTE-A Pro
1.787 (Q1 2019) Vodafone[3] 27602
2 Telekom Albania
(Formerly AMC)
GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
1.261 (Q1 2019) Albania Telecom Invest[4] 27601
3 ALBtelecom Mobile
(Formerly Eagle MOBILE)
GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
0.613 (Q1 2019) ALBtelecom 27603

Economic and Social InvestmentsEdit

The company invested more than €1,415 million in Albania including investments in infrastructure, spectrum, regulatory fees, distribution channels, human resources etc. Only in 2016-17, Vodafone Albania invested €32 million in network infrastructure and about €16 million in spectrum acquisitions.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vodafone Albania trade-off: 1 GB/month free Internet with e-invoice". Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  2. ^ "2019 yearly report" (PDF). AKEP (in Albanian). 2019.
  3. ^ "Vodafone Financial Results Spreadsheet".
  4. ^ "OTE agrees to sell Telekom Albania for €50 million to Albania Telecom Invest" (PDF). Telekom.com.al. Retrieved 24 September 2018.

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