Telecom

Orascom Investment Holding’s telecommunications operations run in North Korea, Lebanon and Pakistan.

In 2009, Orascom Investment Holding launched Koryolink, North Korea’s first 3G Mobile operator, with the state-owned KPTC. With 75% ownership stake and 3 million subscribers, Koryolink was the sole mobile network operator in the country for 9 years until a state-owned competitor entered the market. Recently, Orascom Investment Holding received the UN Security Council’s exemption from international sanctions prohibiting foreign investments in North Korea, allowing the company to continue its operations in North Korea as a telecommunications infrastructure company providing a public service to North Korean citizens.

The company established many precedents in North Korea offering the first ever communication tool for its people, the first of its kind customer service call center and a launch announcement in major media outlets across the country including the first advertising billboard in the capital, Pyongyang.

As for Orascom Investment Holding’s telecommunications operations in Lebanon, the company owns majority shares of Orascom Telecom Lebanon S.A.L. (OTL) which manages Alfa, one of the two operating networks in Lebanon owned by the Ministry of Telecommunications (MoT). Through Alfa’s coverage, Orascom Investment Holding reaches 99% of Lebanese land, 4.4 million of its people and 214 operators in 109 countries through roaming agreements.

As for Orascom Investment Holding’s telecommunications operations in Lebanon, the company owns majority shares of Orascom Telecom Lebanon S.A.L. (OTL) and manages Alfa, one of the two operating networks in Lebanon owned by the Ministry of Telecommunications (MoT). Through Alfa’s coverage, Orascom Investment Holding reached 99% of Lebanese land, 4.4 million of its people and 214 operators in 109 countries through roaming agreements.

75% Ownership Stake

in North Korea and 3 million subscribers

99% of

lebanese land covered.

4.4 Million

Lebanese people
reached.

Finally, Orascom Investment Holding operates in the business of cable networks management through Pakistan’s leading submarine fiber optic cable operator Trans World Associates (Pvt) Ltd. (TWA).

About
TWA

TWA was established in 2006 as a joint venture between Orastar Limited of the UK and Omzest group of Oman, with Orascom Investment Holding owning majority shares in the company representing 51% stake. TWA owns and operates its own cable system, known as TW1, and provides direct broadband and high-speed connectivity to telecom operators, internet service providers and major corporations.