Jordan Mobile Telephone Services (JMTS/Fastlink), founded in 1995, was the first operator to introduce mobile phone services into Jordan. In 2000, Fastlink became a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom, the largest GSM network operator in the Middle East and Africa. Since its inception, Fastlink has tallied subscriber growth at an exponential rate, with the number of users currently totaling 900,000 (August 2002). Through more than 1,500 cell sites, Fastlink covers the entire populated area of the Kingdom. The company enjoys an extensive distribution network comprising more than 6,000 outlets nationwide.