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AT&T Expands Operations in Iraq

AT&T has opened a new affiliate office in “Energy City” in Basra to serve multi-national companies in Iraq, particularly those in the energy sector. Dan Walsh (pictured), AT&T’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Energy Business Solutions, said: “It’s not every day we open up a new country for AT&T. Our data services are available […]

MEOSAT Iraq Service is Live

MEOSAT has announced that its O3b system is live and operational, delivering uninterrupted network service to Southern Iraq. Oilfields enabled by digital technologies provide the highest ROI and have the greatest potential to reduce risk, optimize production and contribute to higher operational efficiency for Oil & Gas operators. This is made ever more relevant and […]

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 […]