Our History

1982

John Stanton becomes first employee of McCaw Communications


USA
1983

Brad Horwitz joins McCaw Communications


USA
1989

John Stanton & Theresa Gillespie form predecessor of Western Wireless Corporation


USA
1992

Brad Horwitz co-founds 1st GSM operator in Hong Kong


Hong Kong
1994

USA

Acquired for $16Bn


1994

John Stanton & Theresa Gillespie form VoiceStream Wireless


USA
1994

John Stanton, Theresa Gillespie & Brad Horwitz form Western Wireless International; subsequently build and operate wireless networks in Austria, Ireland, Iceland, Croatia, Slovenia, Latvia, the Republic of Georgia, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Bolivia, and Haiti

1996

SmarTone IPO: market cap of $1.1Bn


Hong Kong
2000

Latvia

Acquired for $277M


2001

USA

Acquired for $34Bn

(1)
2002

Iceland

Acquired for $74M


Vodafone Iceland (Islandssimi)
2003

Croatia

42% Stake Acquired for $70M


2005

Republic of Georgia

14.5% Stake Acquired for $45M


2005

USA & International

Acquired for $6Bn

(2)
2005

Austria

Acquired for €1.3B


2005

Ireland

Acquired for $519M


2005

John Stanton, Theresa Gillespie & Brad Horwitz found Trilogy International Partners; purchase Bolivia and Haiti assets from Alltel


2007

Trilogy Acquires Distressed Operation in Dominican Republic

2009

Trilogy Acquires Greenfield Operation in New Zealand


New Zealand
2012

Haiti

Acquired for $97M


2015

Dominican Republic

Acquired for $70M


(1) Acquired by Deutscshe Telekom, now T-Mobile US
(2) Acquired by Alltel, now part of Verizon