|Founded||February 12, 1996|
|Founder||Dr. George (Gia) Jokhtaberidze|
Number of locations
|99% of the populated territory of Georgia|
|Owner||ITC LLC (USA) & Telcell Wireless LLC (USA)|
|Website||MagtiCom official website|
MagtiCom, Ltd (Georgian: მაგთიკომი) was founded on February 12, 1996 by Dr. George (Gia) Jokhtaberidze. On September 22, 1997 the Company made the first commercial call from its mobile network. The services offered by MagtiCom involve as follows: mobile telephony; mobile internet (embracing different technologies of mobile network development, such as: 2G, 2.5G, 3G, 3.5G, 4G, 4.5G); Cable fixed telephony (VoIP); internet television (IPTV) and fiber-optic internet. Since 2016 MagtiCom started to provide IPTV, VoIP and fiber-optic internet.
Currently, the MagtiCom mobile network unites mobile technologies of different generations: GSM (2G and 2.5G), UMTS (3G and 3.5G HSPA+), LTE (4G, 4.5G LTE-Advanced). These technologies are implemented on 800, 900, 1800 and 2100 MHz frequency bands.
The coverage area of "MagtiCom" network is 99% of the populated controlled territory of Georgia (with 9105 base stations). The Company is the leader of mobile market (with the 41.7% of market share; June, 2023). MagtiCom renders various services to up to 3 million customers by means of 50 customer care offices and 88 Outlets in Public Service halls. Unprecedented is the contribution of the Company to the development of Georgian economy: 2.426.719.542 lari; July 2023. Since 2016 MagtiCom has become an ISP and, as a result, a provider of total range of communications services.
Since November, 2017 Magticom is the market leader ISP operator in Georgia.
MagtiCom Ltd was founded on February 12, 1996 by Dr. George (Gia) Jokhtaberidze who owns 75% of the Company and exercises the full control thereover. See Chart 1 to learn about the owners and the ownership share thereof.
MagtiCom made the first commercial call on September 22, 1997. Currently the mobile network of MagtiCom unites the mobile technologies of the following generations: GSM (2G and 2.5G), UMTS (3G and 3.5G HSPA+), LTE (4G, 4.5G LTE-Advanced). These technologies are implemented on 800, 900, 1800 and 2100 MHz frequency bands.
MagtiCom is the uncontested leader in the mobile telephony market. According to the Georgian National Communications Commission statistics, as of June 2023, MagtiCom has 2,261,191 subscribers.
MagtiCom offers 2 types of internet service: mobile internet since 2001 and fiber-optic internet for retail market since 2016.
MagtiCom subscribers started to enjoy the WAP-based internet as far back as 2001, while in 2002 the Company offered the GPRS-based internet soon followed by HSDPA, HSPA and HSPA+ technologies. Since 2015 MagtiCom has been offering 4G LTE internet, while since May 2016 – LTE Advanced network.
According to the data of the Georgian National Communications Commission, MagtiCom enjoys the highest index of internet usage.
Fiber-optic internet is provided via the fiber-optic network.
According to the official data, MagtiCom is leading ISP operator, with 506,297 internet subscribers as of May 2023.
MagtiCom offers IPTV since 2016.
According to the official data, MagtiCom has the leading position in the television (broadcast transit) market in Georgian. MagtiCom has 338,282 subscribers in June 2023.
IPTV is a new generation TV standard based on Internet Protocol (IP) offering such functions as the air management, rewinding and pausing. IPTV allows to wind a program back, to stop it and to proceed with watching it from the place where it had been stopped.
In December 2013, MagtiCom started to offer 3 movie channels of its own production dubbed in Georgia: Magti Hit, Magti Kino and Chveni Magti. Since 2016 the channels have become available for the customers of Magti IPTV.
VoIP technology offers cable fixed telephone communication via IP. Unlike traditional telephony, here the voice signal is transferred digitally. MagtiCom started to offer cable fixed telephony to the retail market in 2016.
The development of internet technologies in MagtiCom in chronological order:
In terms of base stations MagtiCom is a leader on Georgian market. The company owns 9105 of base stations all over Georgia.
As of 2021, MagtiCom covers the 99% of the inhabited and controlled territory of Georgia.
MagtiCom offers services both via its customer care offices and its hotline.
MagtiCom's 50 offices (13 in Tbilisi and 37 in the regions of Georgia) render services during week days, while a number of offices – on the week-ends as well.
Also, MagtiCom customer care offices are opened at 88 outlets in Public Service halls all over Georgia.
MagtiCom offers 24-hour hotline service 7 days a week. The call is toll-free for MagtiCom customers.
The representatives of Customer Care work on the web-chat providing customers with online help/information.
MagtiCom offers roaming service. The list of roaming partners of the Company contains 191 countries and 441 operators.
We do it for Georgia
“We do it for Georgia" is the aegis under which MagtiCom has implemented hundreds of projects in various aspects including the ones to support Georgian culture, sport, health, arts and education. MagtiCom, being a company with corporative social responsibility, carries out a great number of social projects. Among national projects noteworthy is the publication of books/albums of the works by Georgian cultural figures. The books/albums are distributed free of charge on the presentation day. The works – books, sets of volumes and albums – by dozens of writers, poets, artists, sculptors or architects are kept at MagtiCom archive.
Albums and books published by MagtiCom
“Constant", the quarterly magazine from MagtiCom, started to be issued in 1999. The magazine offers MagtiCom news as well as the world examples of technological progress and other interesting information.
The full e-version of "Constant" is available on the MagtiCom web-site. The circulation of the printed version makes 25,000 copies. The magazine is free-of-charge.
“Constant" is distributed both in Tbilisi and the regions of Georgia.
Since 2014, MagtiCom has been offering the application MyMagti serving as an office in the users' smartphones.