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Baghdad Council Approves Media City Project

Baghdad province council has approved the project to establish Baghdad’s Media city, although estimated costs have increased by more than $128million. The Director of the approved construction company said that necessary agreements had been obtained by the Baghdad council and municipality, in addition to media and transmission commission and Iraqi media Network to implement the […]

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Approval to Have Fourth Mobile Phone Project License

Communication Minister Farouk Abdul-Qadir announced for the Parliament that a primary approval was given by the Ministries Council to have the fourth mobile phone license project in order to offer better services for citizens with more suitable prices. The Minister added, by Parliament’s host, that the project would be executed by the ministry’s companies with […]

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Cellular Users in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan Buy 16 Million Cellular Handsets in 2009

The Arab Advisors Group has launched new research services covering the Mobile Handsets Retail Markets. Arab Advisors Group Mobile Handsets Retail Tracking research provides timely insights into the dynamics of the Mobile Handsets Retail Markets in Iraq, Libya, and Pakistan and, for the first time, Afghanistan. Building on nine years of experience in successfully researching […]

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Talbani Confirms his Support to Media & Communication Commission

President of Iraq Jalal al- Talabani has discussed the position and legitimacy of Media & Communication Commission and troubles may face lead to hinder its course. It came during his meeting Tuesday at his office in Baghdad a delegation of Media & Communication Commission headed by the executive manger Berhan al- Shawi and other officials […]

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Etisalat to Decide on Iraq Market Soon

UAE-based telecom operator Etisalat will make a decision on how to get into the Iraqi market this month, a company executive told Reuters on Monday. Jamal Jarwan, head of Etisalat’s international operations, said the company was considering bidding for a license in the war-torn country or tying up with Kurdish Iraqi operator Korek Telecom.

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Iraqi Telecom Sector on the Threshold of a Promising Phase

Ericsson, one of the world leading providers of telecom services and equipment, participated in the two-day Iraq Telecoms Conference as a major sponsor. The event was held recently in London. The Conference focused on ‘ integrating business and technology in Iraq to highlight the huge business potential and opportunities for broadband in the country. It […]

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Baghdad Mayoralty to Establish Media City

Baghdad Mayoralty has expressed its intention to establish a media city on an area of 30 donums in northern Baghdad. “Baghdad Mayoralty has called on local, regional and international companies willing to invest under the Investment Law no. 13 of the year 2006 to bid for a project to establish an integrated media city in […]

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Works Resume on First Fibre-Optic Communications Network in Thi-Qar

The Thi-Qar post and communications department announced on Thursday that works would resume on the Access Network project of the first optic-fiber communications network in the province, stalled due to budget cuts. “The local administration in Thi-Qar approved resumption of the project after the company that implements the project agreed to receive its dues in […]

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Iraq to Counter “Lies” and Show Successes via YouTube

Iraq’s government launched its first channel on Google Inc’s video website YouTube on Wednesday, which the prime minister said would allow the country to counter media “lies” and showcase its successes. Nuri al-Maliki, whose Shi’ite Muslim-led government is seeking re-election in national polls in early 2010, said the YouTube channel would help dispel the “lies […]

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Korek Telecom and Ericsson Ink a Deal for Multimedia Offering in Iraq

Korek Telecom, one of Iraq’s three national telecom operators, has recently awarded Ericsson, the world’s leading provider of telecommunication equipment and services to operators, a contract for the deployment of a billing post-paid system, which is going to deliver billing accuracy and enriched functionality enabling various promotions and enhanced reporting capabilities. This deal comes following […]

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