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Asiacell Customer Numbers “Increased Significantly”

In its Q1 results, Ooredoo reports that its Iraqi division Asiacell maintained profitability and data market leadership in what it described as a “challenging economic and political environment”. Customer numbers increased significantly by 13% to reach 12 million customers following network reconnection in liberated areas of the country. Asiacell maintained stable revenues of QAR 1.1 […]

New Internet Service for Iraqi Oil & Gas Companies

Global satcom specialist Marlink, based in France, UK-based service integrator Defaultroute and Iraqi Internet service provider Abr Al Manara have announed that they have joined forces to deliver a groundbreaking hybrid digital connectivity service resulting in a multi-million US dollar contract for a major Iraqi oil and gas company. Overcoming the challenges of poor terrestrial […]

Zain Group names new CEO

By John Lee. At its annual Ordinary General Assembly in Kuwait on Monday, Zain Group appointed a new Board of Directors for the coming three years. Scott Gegenheimer, who has served as CEO for four-and-a-half years, has been moved to the new role of CEO of Operations, while Bader Al-Kharafi (pictured) becomes Vice-Chairman and CEO. […]

Wikipedia “Data Free” in Iraq

Today, Wikimedia community members in Iraq, the Wikimedia Foundation, and Asiacell, one of Iraq’s largest mobile operators, announced a new partnership to provide access to Wikipedia free of mobile data charges to Asiacell’s nearly 12 million subscribers in Iraq. The partnership was announced today at a press event hosted by Ooredoo during Mobile World Congress […]

Asiacell Revenues Fall 14%

By John Lee. Qatar-based Ooredoo has announced that its Iraqi unit Asiacell has maintained its No.1 revenue market share position, but its revenues have fallen 14 percent: In its FY 2016 Earnings Statement the company said: “Despite economic and political challenges in Iraq, Asiacell maintained its revenue and data market leadership. Asiacell successfully reactivated service […]

GTH ordered to pay $60m to Atheer

Global Telecom Holding (GTH), an Egyptian joint stock company, today announces that, as previously disclosed, on 19 November 2012 Atheer Telecom Iraq Limited initiated English High Court proceedings against Orascom Telecom Iraq Ltd. (OTIL) and GTH in relation to a dispute arising from 2007 sale of Iraqna, OTIL’s Iraqi mobile subsidiary, to Atheer. Pursuant to […]

Zain Iraq Revenues Fall 11%

By John Lee. Kuwait-based telecommunications group Zain has said that revenues at its Iraqi unit fell by 11 percent in 2016. In its full-year results, the company blamed “exceptional circumstances” with revenues for the full-year reaching USD 1.1 billion, and EBITDA reaching USD 394 million, down 18 percent, with a net loss of USD 5 […]

Iraqi Journalist “Beaten by Party Officials”

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Kurdistan Journalists Union (KJU) have condemned the brutal attack on a journalist by armed militia from the ruling party in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. On 15 January, Iraqi journalist Karwan Haji, working for Afro and Kanky-Lash newspapers, was brutally attacked by armed militia from the […]

How their Enemies get by with Killing Iraqi Journalists

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  How their enemies get by with killing Iraqi journalists Abdul Qader al-Qaisi has become Iraq’s first slain journalist in 2017. He was kidnapped Jan. 1, and security forces found his […]

Switzerland sells $98m Encrypted Telephones to Iraq

By John Lee. Switzerland last year authorised a $98-million order for the sale of encrypted telephones to Iraq, according to a report from Swissinfo. The devices, which could be used for both civilian or military purposes, were received by an Iraqi civilian government ministry. They can be disabled remotely if they fall into the wrong hands. […]