Mobilink Jazz Card
Formerly known as Mobilink, the company was founded in 1994 as a joint venture between Saif Group and Motorola Inc. In February 2001,
Egypt based Orascom Telecom Holding bought Motorola’s shares in Mobilink to become the majority shareholder with 69% control,
Then in June 2007, Orascom further purchased the remaining shares under Saif Group’s control to become Mobilink’s 100% owner,
In 2010, Russian operator Vimpelcom (now VEON Ltd.) agreed to acquire most of the telecom assets of Orascom, including Mobilink,
in a $6.5 billion deal, creating the world’s fifth-largest mobile network operator by subscriber base.
In November 2015, Vimpelcom announced the 100% acquisition of Pakistan’s Warid Telecom, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Group,
Completed in July 2016 after due approvals, the first-ever local telecom company acquisition created a combined subscriber base of 50 million,
Following this merger, Mobilink was officially rebranded to Jazz in 2017,
In April 2014, Mobilink participated in the Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) auction held by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA),
Mobilink won the bid for the 2100 MHz 3G license. In July 2014, they announced that their 3G network would be the country’s largest with over 9000 3G-ready cell sites.