Iraq

Qualitynet bags Iraqi ISP licence
Zain Group reports a 28% increase in revenues in 2018
Ericsson to modernise Zain sites
Iraqi government to auction fourth licence
30,000 FTTH lines go live in Baghdad
Zain Group posts 2% y-o-y increase in net profit to KWD1bn in 2017
MoC makes up capacity shortfall following cable disruption
MoC completes fibre rollout in Baghdad
Baghdad announces plans to take control of cellcos
Zain Group reports flat net income in 1H17
MoC kicks off FTTH rollout project with ScopeSky
Korek Telecom taps Ericsson, Cisco to overhaul IP core network
Zain Group’s 2016 revenues down 4% y-o-y
Agility files for arbitration over dispute with govt
Zain settles tax lawsuit in relation to Iraqna takeover
Korek taps Ericsson for W-CDMA core upgrade
Zain, Ericsson extend managed services deal
Zain Group’s revenues, subscribers down in 1Q16
CMC revives complaint against Zain Iraq
Ooredoo Group subscribers up 9% to 117m in 2015
Ericsson selected for Asiacell backbone upgrade, Korek UDC solution
Ooredoo expands mobile money footprint to Iraq
Court maintains freeze on USD187m of Zain funds
Iraq's CMC extends fourth mobile licence deadline to 10 December
Iraqi CMC invites offers for fourth mobile licence
Zain Iraq completes first day of trading on ISX
CMC drops USD100m fine against Zain
Zain Iraq to sell 25% of shares on ISX
Zain Group’s revenues, profit down in 1Q15 due to struggling Iraqi operations
Zain gets green light from ISC for IPO
Hevek partners with m2fx for fibre rollout
Zain takes step closer to ISX listing
Ooredoo group revenue falls 2% in 2014
Zain Group’s 2014 revenue, net profit falls on ‘foreign currency revaluation’
Zain may sell mobile transmitter towers in some of its markets
Court dismisses USD4.5bn lawsuit against Zain
Orange Group outlines plans in Tunisia, Iraq; Meditel to rebrand to Orange in 2015
Zain, Asiacell launch 3G in quick succession
Asiacell aiming for early 2015 3G launch
Zain targets January launch for 3G
Trio to cough up USD307m for 3G licences
Govt. demands USD307m for 3G spectrum
Iraqi court dismisses USD4.5bn lawsuit against Zain
Iraqi government orders internet shutdown amid violent ISIS uprising
Zain Iraq hires local bank to oversee IPO
Al-Jazeera Telecom taps Exalt for backhaul systems
Iraqi government approves distribution of 3G frequencies
Ooredoo’s Q1 net profit rises 9.7%, on 3.4% revenue decline
Zain sued for USD4.5bn over 2007 Iraq deal
CMC still at loggerheads with government over 3G licence process
Ooredoo’s consolidated customers reach 96m
Iraq to auction 3G licences for at least USD307 million apiece
Zain IPO plans run into further delays
Zain Group reports 3.9% drop in 2013 revenues
Zain Group reports flat revenues in 3Q13
Zain, SLA Mobile launch direct operator billing platform
Ericsson to roll out TDD-LTE network for Kurdistan’s Tishkent
Iraqi 3G auction likely to include fourth national operating concession
Zain edges closer to Iraqi IPO after formation of local JSC
Ooredoo’s group first-half revenues rise 4.7%
Zain Kuwait profit plunges 27% to KWD113m
Korek enlists NSN to improve coverage
Regional Telecom LTE network goes live in Kurdistan
Zain Iraq sets up local holding company ahead of IPO
Zain IPO delayed again; now anticipated by end-2013
Recipe for success? Orange-Kurd JV claims nationwide spread
IQ Networks taps Menara for 10Gbps DWDM solution
FastIraq selects Epsilon for last mile connectivity
Syria, Iran and Iraq ink fibre-optic agreement
Iraq’s ITPC selects Ericsson for network upgrade
GBI confirms launch of inaugural Gulf-to-Europe terrestrial fibre link through Iraq, Turkey
Qtel’s annual profit climbs 12.6% on 6.2% revenue increase
Zain to reinvest 15% of revenues in 2013 to deploy 3G network
Regional Telecom taps Alca-Lu for Iraq’s first LTE rollout
Auction for fourth Iraqi mobile concession rumoured to be imminent
Asiacell confirms IPO raised USD1.22 billion
Plot thickens regarding Asiacell IPO as Qtel plans stake raise
Asiacell IPO ‘fully subscribed’; rumoured to be biggest MENA sale since 2008
Sovereign-backed funds to participate in Asiacell IPO
Asiacell IPO expected to raise USD1.35bn
Asiacell to launch IPO on 3 January
Govt slaps USD3bn price-tag on 3G licences
Zain Iraq aims for stock market float by early 2013
Morgan Stanley management of Asiacell IPO abandoned
Asiacell shares could trade on the ISX as early as next month
Zain vows to fight CMC SIM card fine as watchdog ups the ante
Asiacell confirms belated ISX listing
TarinNet completes first phase of WiMAX deployment
Zain handed largest fine for missing IPO deadline
Reliance hooks up Iraq to cable system
CMC to fine Asiacell, Korek for failing to list
Zain ploughs USD20m into stock exchange listing
Qtel to double Asiacell stake for USD1.47bn
Trio of GBI developments reported
Zain Iraq still uncertain on public listing
Korek anxious for 3G frequencies
Iran and Iraq discuss telecoms ties
GBI cable ready for service
STC abandons Iraq mobile licence plans, report says
Qtel eyes partner’s stake in Asiacell
GBI lands submarine cable in Iraq
Zain inks USD650 million Iraq network deal with Ericsson
Auction of fourth mobile licence to take place in early 2012
Asiacell selects banks for IPO
Mobile operators unlikely to list until mid-2012, regulator says
No change in plan to auction fourth licence by year-end
Zain presses ahead with IPO plans
Asiacell users get BlackBerry services
Asiacell deploys Altobridge solution to bring mobile services to remote areas
Asiacell to switch to per-second billing
Operators likely to miss IPO deadline, face penalties
Mobile operators asked to pay USD2.85bn in licence fees, fines
Zain struggling to meet IPO deadline
Zain prepares launch of IPO
Zain considering offers to manage Iraqi network
Kalimat eyes nationwide expansion; plans IPO in 2012
Zain hails commercial launch of services in Kurdistan
France Telecom, Agility ink agreement to acquire 44% stake in Korek
Iraq eyes USD2bn for fourth wireless licence
Asiacell disconnects unlicensed Zain lines
Zain receives USD400m IFC debt facility
Zain fined USD262 million for SIM card violations
Zain to gain through launch in Kurdistan
Asiacell to extend mobile network to more villages in 2011
FT proceeding with purchase of stake in Iraq’s Korek, says report
FT yet to make a decision on Korek stake, report says
‘Hard’ Sell pitches Qtel public share offers in Iraq, Tunisia
'Orange Kurd' a recipe for success? FT keeping a lid on it
Korek in ‘final stages’ of stake sale talks
France Telecom looks to enter Iraq via stake in Korek
Fanoos selects Aptilo solution for WiMAX rollout
Fanoos Telecom selects Tellabs for WiMAX network rollout
Iraq to award fourth mobile licence in Q1 2011
Rostelecom inks deal with IQ Network to provide broadband access in Iraq
Zain hit by electronic jam, sticking to Kurd plan, preserves silence on IPO
Zain to expand to Kurdistan in 2011
Asiacell expects 30% rise in revenue
Etisalat still eyeing Syria, Iraq mobile licences
Zain targets 13m mobile subs by year-end
Asiacell widens footprint in bid to achieve nationwide coverage
Fourth mobile licence receives final approval
France Telecom interested in Iraqi mobile operator
Deal or no deal? Etisalat denies MoU for stake in Korek
Asiacell to switch to dinar
CDN launches fibre-optic connection in south
Etisalat gets its claws into Korek
7Netlayers launches WiMAX services in Kurdistan
Asiacell signs mobile banking agreement with AMWAL
Qtel looks at Iraq, Algeria expansion; ‘gives up’ on Africa
GBI, IPTC ink submarine cable deal
MoC in talks with cellcos over launch of fourth mobile licence
Etisalat mulls options for entering Iraqi mobile market
Korek opts for Ericsson billing platform
Cellcos criticise plans to license fourth mobile operator
Asiacell takes to the skies with aircraft roaming service
GBI seals deal with IPTC to land submarine cable
Turk Telekom to expand into Iraq?
Motorola snaps up Zain network management contract
Asiacell hits the high seas
Hi Link selects Alca-Lu to deploy wireless network
Agility mulls Korek stake sale; Asiacell launches Melody service
Govt to impose tighter controls on internet
Iraq to launch fourth mobile licence
Iraq to award two additional mobile licences
Asiacell to offer m-banking
LS Cable to provide network for Sinatel
Asiacell sets in motion disconnection policy
Asiacell boosts network coverage
Asiacell selects Globitel for USDD Gateway, roaming platform
Asiacell ‘ready to invest in fibre’
Iraq slaps USD18 million fine on Zain
Korek Telecom eyes expansion
Mobile operators face fines of USD1m a day
Kalimat, PCCW ink USD25m IPTV, mobile TV deal
Asiacell expands coverage to all regions; cellcos to float on Baghdad exchange
Asiacell subscribers top six million
Cellcos to be fined for breaking licence terms
Kalimat Telecom launches WiMAX network
Zain takes majority Iraqi stake
Three telecoms laws to be voted on next month
Etisalat names Korek Telekom as Iraqi target
Etisalat eyes up Iraq stake
Etisalat planning Iraqi acquisition
Itisaluna begins second expansion phase
Asiacell signs expansion deal with NSN
Kalimat Telecom launches 3.5G network
Asiacell to invest USD1bn in network expansion
Korek plans USD400 million Iraq investment
Zain to employ Nokia Siemens for expansion work
Etisalat seeks Kurdish deal
Itisaluna to launch in Baghdad and Basra
Zain eyes full Iraq mobile coverage by year-end
MTC Atheer rebrands to Zain
Orascom withdraws from Iraq, Zain buys its network
Asia-Cell starts service in Arbil
Agility agrees USD250 million stake in Korek
SanaTel to install Eskadenia management software
Orascom and Korek to form joint GSM venture
Korek in talks to buy Iraqna equipment
AsiaCell plans USD300mn Iraqi expansion
Three mobile licences awarded
Kalimat considers foreign approaches
Bidders for Iraqi mobile auction named
Qtel and Turkcell express interest in mobile licence tenders
Ten firms vying for three new Iraqi mobile licences this month
Kalimat awards deal to Huawei; seeks to sell 15% stake
Iraqna reports 1Q results
Iraq ditches wireless auction plans
MTC in talks for long-term licence
Qtel executive chairman confirms Asia-Cell closure plan
Asia-Cell threatened with closure
Iraqtel and Huawei sign CDMA deal
Orascom given three-month extension to Iraq mobile licence
MTC Atheer passes three million mark
Iraq to get WiMAX
Nortel to install fibre-optic backbone
Iraqna licence extended again
New 3G WiLL network for Iraq
Iraq offers new mobile licences
Iran offers help for Iraqi telecoms projects
ITPC selects Alcatel for new backbone
Iraqna interim licence extended to end-September
CMC launches mobile tender
Iraq launches mobile tender
MTC Atheer customers triple
Cellcos have licences extended
Etisalat, ITPC and STC team up for FOG2 submarine cable
NCMC to licence new cellcos
ITPC and GlobeComm agree new international voice contract
Iraq telecoms equipment market forecast to reach USD515 million by 2011
Wataniya reports growth in Algeria and Iraq
MTC prepares for northern exposure
Orascom buys out Iraqna shareholders for USD60 million
Iraq to allow new bidders to contest mobile licences in July
Asiacell confident of doubling its subscribers
Iraq to hold conference on new licences
MTC Atheer announces GSM network launch in Baghdad
MoC to auction two new licences
Iraqna threatens Baghdad pullout after Contrack quits amid security fears
Iraqna executives ‘detained’
MTC gains 80,000 Iraqi customers in third quarter
LG wins USD5 million contract
Q-tel to offer internet services to universities
Atheer awards Fastlink management contract
Lucent wins USD75 million contract
Demand for telecoms booms
LogicaCMG wins IP contract
Comfone completes first roaming deal
Iraqna goes live
ZTE wins first contract for Chinese company in post-war Iraq
ZTE wins first contract for Chinese company in post-war Iraq
Nokia to supply Iraq network
Asia-Cell launches GSM network
US probe fails to stop mobile licence awards
Lucent to restore Baghdad’s fixed line network
GSM licence award delayed
Motorola to build out Orascom’s GSM network
Liberty condemns Iraqi mobile awards
Southern concession winner outlines network plans
Orascom persuades vendors to pay for Iraq network rollout
Orascom persuades vendors to pay for Iraq network rollout
Ministry praised for heavy regional influence in post-war telecoms contracts
Contentious mobile licences to be distributed today
Lucent bags contract but faces bribery investigation
Lucent bags contract but faces bribery investigation
US authority relaxes Iraqi mobile bidding rules
Interim authority bars state-owned firms from mobile licence tender
Interim authority bars state-owned firms from mobile licence tender
Interim authority invites bids for three mobile licences
GSM or CDMA for new wireless network?
Tecore to supply GSM network
MTC-Vodafone launches third GSM network
MTC-Vodafone wins Iraqi GSM network contract
MTC-Vodafone wins Iraqi GSM network contract
WorldCom awarded Iraqi reconstruction contract
GSM association dismisses Issa’s request for CDMA in Iraq
GSM association dismisses Issa’s request for CDMA in Iraq
Republican urges congress to adopt US wireless technology in postwar Iraq
Republican urges congress to adopt US wireless technology in postwar Iraq