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Unitel may refer to:

  • Unitel Classica, producers and distributors of classical music, see Unsuk Chin, Pekinel sisters or Der Zarewitsch
  • Unitel Communications Incorporated, a Canadian telecommunications company later known as AT&T Canada
  • Unitel Pictures, Filipino film production company, credits include The Red Shoes, Working Girls and Santa Santita
Unitel (Mongolia)

Unitel ( Universal or United telecommunications) is a Mongolian Corporate Group of ICT companies. It was founded on December 23, 2005 as BSB consortium as GSM mobile phone operator, and began operations on June 26, 2006. The company was renowned with its unique marketing and innovative products. As a mobile operator Unitel is the second largest mobile operator in terms of subscriber base in Mongolia. Its revenue, profits and revenue per subscriber (ARPU) figures are rapidly growing. Within its initial year Unitel acquired 200 thousand subscribers, probably the biggest acquisition in one year in Mongolian telecommunication history so far. In 2009 Unitel launched its 3G network on HSDPA 2100 MHz. Unitel network covers approximately 88% of total population of Mongolia. In November 2010 Unitel declared that it has become 100% indigenous company (i.e. Mongolian share owners bought all share from the Korean side). In 2001 Unitel renewed its logo. Logo ( Fibonacci spiral) represents growth and harmony. Major shareholder of the Unitel is MCS Holding, Mongolian largest private held organization.

Unitel (Angola)

Unitel S.A. is a private Angolan mobile phone company which was established on 8 March 2001 as a joint-stock company. The company is owned by Oi and Helios (through Africatel), Angolan state-owned oil company Sonangol and local firms like Geni holding (through Mercury), and Vidatel owned by Isabel dos Santos, each holding 25% of Unitel. Tony Dolton is the Executive Director of Unitel since September 2013.

The seat of the company is Luanda. It has about 2.000 employees and a network coverage nearly in all the provincial municipalities since 2002. It is expected to reach all of them by 2012.

Unitel sells its services via a network of shops; recharging cards for pre-paid contracts are also sold by individual street sellers all over Angola. Prepaid cards can also be recharged via the Multicaixa network of ATM's. Unitel claims to have 9 million customers out of a population of estimated 18 to 20 million people.

Unitel operates a network based on GSM and UMTS standards, and provides voice communications, text (SMS) and multimedia (MMS) messages, and mobile internet access. Contracts are available as post-paid and pre-paid. Since December 2011, Unitel covers all Angolan municipalities, by installing a transmitter in Rivungo, Kuando Kubango province; a station which is operated by solar power.

The tariff is calculated in UTT (Unidade Tarifária de Telecomunicações - Telecommunication Tariff Units), a common tariff unit used by all telecommunication companies in Angola. The price of one UTT is 7,2 Kwanzas. Recharging cards are available with 125 UTT, 375 UTT, 625 UTT and 1250 UTT for 900 Kwanzas respectively 2700 Kwanzas etc. Post-paid contracts can also be paid by bank transfer or direct debit from a bank account. The Unitel phone numbers begin with 92, 93 and 94.