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Asiacell Increases Customer Base

By John Lee. Asiacell Iraq has increased its customer base by six percent in the first six months of this year, according to its parent, the Qatari company Ooredoo. In its results for the first half of 2019, the company said: “Despite intensifying price competition, Asiacell maintained stable revenues of QAR 2.2 billion during the […]

Zain Iraq sees 77% Growth in Net Income

By John Lee. Zain Iraq has posted a growth in net income of 77 percent. In its results statement for Q1 2019, the company said: “Zain Iraq performed exceptionally well in Q1 2019 when compared to the corresponding three-month period in 2018, with revenue reaching USD 262 million, and EBITDA having reached USD 109 million, […]

Regulator “Blocks calls” to Korek Customers

By John Lee. Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission (CMC) has reportedly ordered operators to block calls between their customers and Korek users in a dispute over number portability. According to Rudaw, the regulator told mobile network providers that Erbil-based Korek had failed to meet its “contractual obligations” to allow customers to keep their phone number […]

Kalimat Telecom selects Parallel Wireless

Parallel Wireless has announced that Kalimat Telecom, a subsidiary of Kuwait’s Trade Links, has selected Parallel Wireless to build out their mobile broadband network in Iraq. According to the GSMA Mobile Economy: Middle East and North Africa 2018 report, Iraq has only a 52% wireless Internet penetration rate, presenting a great opportunity for telecom service […]

Asiacell Iraq Grows Revenues

By John Lee. Asiacell Iraq has benefitted from improvements in the security and economic situation in the country, according to its parent, the Qatari company Ooredoo. In its results for the first nine months of 2018, the company said: “With more areas liberated and network restoration underway, Asiacell reported a 3% increase in Revenue to […]

Zain Iraq Performs “Exceptionally Well” in 1H-2018

By John Lee. Zain Iraq performed “exceptionally well” in H1 2018 when compared to H1 2017 with revenues reaching USD 558 million, a 7% increase Y-o-Y and EBITDA reached USD 194 million, up 8% reflecting an EBITDA margin of 35%. According to a statement from the company, the operation reported a net profit of USD […]

ONEm Partners with Asiacell Iraq

UK-based ONEm is partnering with Asiacell to bring unlimited news and entertainment content from Reuters to Iraq. Asiacell subscribers can now exclusively access global news on any mobile device. The #Reuter service provides full coverage of real time news and entertainment content in Arabic delivered by SMS. Users interact with the #Reuter service menu by […]

IFC arranges $269m Financing for Zain Iraq

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a financing package of $269 million to Zain Iraq, a leading mobile network operator, to help reconstruct the country’s telecom operations and spur economic growth. IFC arranged a $269 million debt package including $100 million from IFC’s own account, and $169 […]

Asiacell Revenues Up

By John Lee. Qatar-based Ooredoo has announced that revenue at its Asiacell subsidiary in Iraq increased 6 percent to QAR 4.5 billion, while and EBITDA increased 3 percent to QAR 2.0 billion, for the year ended 31th December 2017. EBITDA margin was put at 44 percent. In a statement, the company said: “A key opportunity […]

16% Growth in Zain Iraq Customer Base

By John Lee. Despite the exceptional socio-economic circumstances coupled with the continuation of intense price competition, Zain Iraq achieved USD 811 million revenues due to the impressive growth in data usage and numerous customer acquisition initiatives in the northern regions of the country. The operation’s efficiency drive saw EBITDA reach USD 281 million, reflecting a […]

Asiacell Revenues Up 11%

By John Lee. Ooredoo Group has reported that to reactivation of its sites in Mosul has contributed to an 11% increase in Asiacell‘s customer base (12.5 million customers) in the first nine months of 2017. Revenue increased 6% to QAR 3.3 billion, “demonstrating Asiacell’s leadership in the market despite the difficult political and economic situation“, […]

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 […]