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Nokia to Improve Zain Iraq’s Network

Finland’s Nokia will modernize and expand Zain Iraq‘s radio networks with its most advanced technologies across Karbala, Najaf and Basra, with a special focus on the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf, to support the expected increase in data and voice traffic during Zeyara as millions of people converge on the region. Zeyara is an […]

Govt demands Asiacell & Korek Relocate to Baghdad

By John Lee. Mobile phone operators based in Iraqi Kurdistan have reportedly been told by the Iraqi government to move their headquarters to Baghdad, following the region’s recent vote for independence. Asiacell is based in the Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah, while Korek is based in Erbil; Zain, however, is based in Baghdad. According to a […]

Talia acquires Northport Teleport in Iraqi Kurdistan

UK-based Talia Limited has announced the acquisition of Northport, a licensed broadcast teleport operator in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The company said that, as it looks to continue expansion within the country and support of existing broadcast customers, the acquisition of Northport represents a commitment to its ongoing presence within the region. With Talia’s […]

Tech in Iraq

By Mohammed Khudairi, for Bite.Tech. Re-published with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Through many visits to Iraq and exciting conversations with visionaries like Hal Miran, I began to learn about Iraq’s budding world of startups, incubators and entrepreneurs. Communities and organizations […]

Deaths Of Journalists Undermine History Of Free Speech

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Deaths Of Journalists In Sulaymaniyah Undermine History Of Free Speech In the mid-1990s, Kurdistan was split politically as Erbil and Sulaymaniyah during the civil war came under the control of […]

Facebook “Fraying Families and Tradition In Iraqi Kurdistan”

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The annual holiday of Eid is usually an occasion to take a break, visit family and exchange gifts. In the semi-autonomous northern region of Iraqi Kurdistan, locals prepare by buying […]

Speedcast Awarded VSAT License in Iraq

Speedcast International Limited has announced it has been awarded a VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) license to operate in Iraq through its locally-licensed entity, prompting the completion of a new systems integration project providing managed network services for an international oilfield services group in the country. The VSAT license is a strict new requirement as […]

Omantel Buys 10% of Zain Group

Oman Telecommunications (Omantel) has announced that it will purchase 425.7 million of Zain‘s treasury shares in a cash transaction at an offer price of KWD 0.60 per share – subject to regulatory approval. Once complete, Omantel will own a minority stake in Zain Group of approximately 9.84% in outstanding common shares. The total consideration of […]

Mobile Tech helps to Transfer Cash to Rural Families

Many vulnerable rural families in Iraq can now benefit from a safer, more secure means of receiving income thanks to mobile money transfer technology adopted for the first time by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as part of a cash-for-work programme aimed at rehabilitating agricultural infrastructure and land. The programme, which is funded […]

Asiacell Revenues Boosted by Mosul Liberation

By John Lee. Asiacell Iraq has announced 4 percent growth in revenues from QAR 2.1 billion ($570 million) in H1 2016 to almost QAR 2.2 billion ($600 million) in H1 2017. The customer base increased 13 percent to reach more than 12 million customers in H1 2017. EBITDA decreased by 3 percent and stood at […]

US Firm to Lobby on behalf of KRI’s PAM Media

By John Lee. Public strategy firm Mercury has been chosen to lobby on behalf of Sulaymaniyah-based PAM Media in the United States. PAM Media is a production company that produces advertisements for commercial products or services; it is owned by Nalia Media Corporation (NMC), which also owns NRT TV. Documents lodged with the US Senate […]