Celtel becomes Zain

Mobile telecommunications provider Celtel today changed its identity to Zain, in conformance with its parent company’s master brand.

The new logo for Zain

The new logo for Zain

Celtel International was acquired by Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC) of Kuwait in April 2005. MTC then changed its brand to Zain hence the rebranding of Celtel’s entire operations spanning 15 countries in Africa.

Zain is an Arabic word meaning, ‘beautiful, good and wonderful.’

As part of the launch activities, Zain International announced its intention to inject Shs25 billion (US$37 million) into its Kenyan network. Dr Saad Hamad Al Barrack, the company president said this during consultations with President Kibaki at State House, Nairobi.

Dr Saad was accompanied by senior Company officials: Mr Rene Meza, Michael Okwiri and Mr Naushad Merali.

Further details from the Daily Nation

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One Response

  1. yea zain u r the one and thanx a banch 4 being in kenya u are the best and am a big fun

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