Epic is one of the largest telecommunication providers in Cyprus. It provides integrated mobile and fixed telephony, internet and pay-TV services as well as specialized ICT solutions for businesses. At the same time, the company also has its own network of sales points, operating 18 stores all over Cyprus with technology products, accessories and telecommunication solutions. The company employees over 300 professionals, all with vast knowledge and expertise in the field of telecommunications and technology.
By offering a great network at great value, in 2019 the company has proceeded with the implementation of a large investment for a new, super-fast network with 10 times more capacity compared to the past.
Epic belongs to Monaco Telecom, the Principality of Monaco provider and is a member of a dynamic European telecoms family which comprises of telecom providers operating in France, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, Monaco and Malta.
The company commenced its operations in the Cypriot market in July 2004 as Areeba, after acquiring the second mobile telephony license by the Cyprus Government.
In September 2007 the company was rebranded as MTN after the parent company (Investcom LLC) was purchased by the international group of companies MTN Group.
In October 2008, the partnership between the MTN Group and Amaracos Holdings (owned by the Shacolas Group of Companies and Panos Germanos) comes into effect. With this partnership Amaracos acquires 49% of MTN Cyprus' stock. With this move, MTN Cyprus acquires 100% of Infotel Ltd (Germanos chain of stores) as well as Otenet (Cyprus) Ltd, a fixed telephony and internet provider. The Amaracos Holdings share was later increased to 50%, which it held until 2013.
In 2009, MTN Cyprus signed a €20 million contract with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for the upgrade of its network. Through this upgrade, which was completed in 2010, MTN strengthened its position in the market providing faster speeds and a larger network capacity, improved voice call quality as well as a wider geographical and population coverage.
In February 2013, the MTN Group announced an agreement with Amaracos Holdings for acquiring the remaining 50% of the share capital of MTN Cyprus. As a result of this, the MTN Group was now in posession of 100% of MTN Cyprus.
In March 2015, MTN was the first to introduce the 4G network in Cyprus, offering its subscribers the fastest speeds of the market.
In May 2017, MTN introduced its subscriber TV service, MTN TV.
In September 2018, Monaco Telecom acquired the entire share capital of MTN Cyprus. Monaco Telecom is the incumbent operator of the principality of Monaco and a member of NJJ Holding.
In November 2018, MTN began offering a wider 4.5G coverage to its subscribers.
In May 2019, MTN announced that all its subscribers are able to communicate with crystal clear sound through HD Voice technology.
In June 2019, MTN rebranded to epic, launching a new and exciting era in the Cypriot field of telecommunications and offering a state-of-the-art network in combination with real value - "Great network. Great value".
In June 2020 Epic was awarded the “Best Mobile Network in Test” certification by the globally recognized network measurements and testing company, umlaut and according to the overall score, Epic ranked as the #1 mobile network in Cyprus.
In July 2020, Epic was awarded with another important distinction, this time as the “Fastest Mobile Network”, by the internationally-renowned organization for internet performance testing and analysis Ookla. This was the first time a mobile network in Cyprus was awarded simultaneously by two reputable organizations.
In October 2020, the globally recognized network measurements and testing company, umlaut, which in May 2020 had ranked Epic as the No.1 mobile network in Cyprus, placed Epic at the top again in all categories and subcategories after a revised evaluation covering the period from early May to the end of October 2020.
In January 2021 Epic has been awarded as the “Fastest Mobile Network in Cyprus” for the 2nd time in a row by the global internet performance testing and analysis organization, Ookla. According to the results, Epic has achieved the highest Speed Score™ for the period of early July to end of December 2020.
At the same time the global independent network measurements and testing company umlaut, places Epic at the top among all domestic mobile networks, securing once again the title of the “Best Mobile Network in Test” for the evaluation conducted from the end of July to the beginning of January. Epic’s network ranked at the top in three core categories: Coverage, Speed, and Latency.
In July 2021, Epic’s lead position is once again sealed following a newly revised evaluation by umlaut, for the period covering mid-January to the end of June. Achieving the highest score the organization ever received for its network (936/1000), Epic maintains its position as the # 1 mobile network in test in Cyprus. During the new evaluation, Epic secured the highest score in all three major categories Broadband Coverage, Download Speed, and Latency bringing the customer experience to a higher level.
In February 2022, Epic has been awarded once more with the Best Mobile Network in Test certification by the global independent testing company umlaut. This award, the third in a row, maintains Epic as the #1 mobile network in test in Cyprus and proves the reliability and stability of its network. The award was given to Epic based on independent mobile networks benchmark in Cyprus, conducted by umlaut with drive test measurements from 9/12/2021 until 17/12/2021, and crowd-based assessment with data collected from 2/8/21 until 16/1/22.
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