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Zain Iraq Shares Jump on ISX Debut

By Simon Kent. Zain Iraq is now listed on the Baghdad stock exchange, some 4 years after the company was required to do so under the terms of their market entry to Iraq, Reuters reports. Analysts such as Hassan Aldahan, chairman of Baghdad investment company Bain Alnahrain, explained that the 50% rise on share value was artificially […]

Regulator Drops $100m Zain Fine

By John Lee. Iraq’s Communication and Media Commission (CMC) has scrapped a $100-million fine imposed on mobile phone operator Zain Iraq. The telecom watchdog had claimed that Zain Iraq sold mobile phone SIM cards without its permission. Reuters reports that a CMC committee considering the case decided not to impose the fine. (Source: Reuters) (Dollars […]

Minister Orders Cheaper Internet Access

By John Lee. The Minister of Communications, Hassan Rashid [Kazem Hassan Rashed] (pictured), has reportedly ordered a reduction in the cost of internet services, to make them more accessible to all segments of society. Shafaaq News also report that the Ministry of Communications has completed an optical fibre project to provide high-speed internet access in Babil […]

Restrata wins $1.2m Network Deal

Restrata has been awarded a $1.2 million dollar (1.4 billion Iraqi dinar) contract to deploy a new managed internet network across six locations in Iraq, including West Qurna 2 Oilfield, Baghdad, Basra Central and Iraq Energy City. This new managed network enables Restrata to provide their clients with IP connectivity required to access bandwidth-hungry services […]

Zain Blames Iraq for Profit Slump

By John Lee. Kuwait’s Zain Group has reported a 26.7 percent fall in first-quarter profit on Tuesday, as its Iraq business suffered from political instability and intense competition. Zain Group CEO, Scott Gegenheimer (pictured) noted: “The quarter reflected mixed results in what were quite challenging conditions in several of our key markets, especially Iraq where […]

Hermes Datacomms opens New Office in Erbil

Hermes Datacomms, a leading global provider of managed networks for the upstream oil and gas industry, part of the SpeedCast Group, today announced the opening of its newest office in Erbil, Iraq. The new facility is in direct response to increasing demand for services from the oil and gas sector in Iraq and will enable […]

m2fx partners with Hevek for Fiber Optic

By John Lee. Fiber optic company m2fx has announced a new partnership with Hevek Company, expanding distribution of its products into Iraq for the first time. Hevek Company will provide customers with m2fx’s full product range, including its tough yet flexible range of pushable fiber cables, lightweight aerial solutions and microducts for Fiber to the […]

Tishknet Expands Alepo Partnership

Alepo has announced that Sulaymaniya-based Tishknet has extended its Alepo policy, charging and CRM solution to provide support for its existing WiMAX services in addition to its future LTE network. The announcement follows a partnership agreement signed earlier this year between Tishknet and Alepo for a complete LTE core network. With this project expansion, Tishknet […]