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Zain Iraq Launches “3.9G” Services

By John Lee. Zain Group has announces that its mobile operation in Iraq launched 3.9G voice and data services across the country on January 1, 2015. The launch came following the finalization of an agreement with Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission (CMC) on November 10, 2014, which culminated in Zain Iraq making an initial 25% […]

Zain to Launch 3G by Jan

By John Lee. Zain Iraq is to launch its 3G mobile phone services in January. Reuters reports that Zain, along with rivals Asiacell and Korek, eventually agreed to the government’s terms and formally signed the contracts at a ceremony in Baghdad on Monday attended by prime minister Haider al-Abadi. Zain Iraq recently paid the first […]

Minister of Communications meets Chinese Telcos

By John Lee. The Acting Minister of Communications, Torhan al-Mufti [Torhan Mudher Hassan AL-Mufti] (pictured), has held a meeting with representatives of the Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE. According to a report from AIN, they discussed cooperation between Iraq and the Chinese companies. The Director General of the General Company of Communication and Post, Salih […]

China’s Huawei Wins Najaf Phone Contract

AKnews reports that Chinese company Huawei has won the contract to extend landline phone services to Najaf province, Mohammed Ayed al-Moussawi, chairman of the provincial council’s services commission, said the service will be world-class and the project will cost $40 million [48 billion Iraqi dinars]. The Ministry of Communications announced in January that two million […]

Zain Considers Offers to Manage its Network

Kuwait’s Zain is considering several tender offers to manage its telecoms network in Iraq and will likely award the contract in the next few weeks, a company spokesman has said. According to Reuters, Zain refused to name bidders for the managed service agreement, but said there were at least three, with international players such as […]