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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 […]

New Iraq Broadband Route expected This Year

By John Lee. IQ Networks, a wholesale internet provider based in Sulaymaniya, expects to open a $100-million (120-billion-Iraqi-dinar) broadband cable from Turkey to Iraq’s Gulf coast by the end of this year. Reuters reports that, after spending an extra $30 million to replace lines and equipment overrun by Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL), the company […]

3G Should Bolster Telco Revenues

By John Lee. A telecommunications analyst has said that the recent launch of 3G services in Iraq should stabilize the revenue and profit of Iraq’s mobile phone operators this year, following the difficulties caused by the war against the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL). Omar Maher of EFG Hermes told Reuters that 2016 could see high […]

EarthLink chooses Level 3

Level 3 Communications has announced it has been selected by internet and communication solutions provider, EarthLink Telecommunications — the largest Internet Service Provider in Iraq — to provide the secure global connectivity needed to support enterprise customers from EarthLink’s Middle East location. EarthLink’s 400-plus points of presence enable its customers to communicate in its local market. Yet the company faced the challenge […]

NYNEX Extends Broadband Coverage

NYNEX satellite OHG, a leading VSAT systems operator and integrator, has grown its capacity contract with Avanti Communications to extend satellite broadband coverage across Iraq and Syria. Following the successful deployment to Afghanistan and Libya over the last two years via Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite, the latest contract extension will enable NYNEX to target professional […]

Court Dismisses $4.5bn Claim Against Zain

By John Lee. An Iraqi court has reportedly rejected a $4.5-billion (5.4 trillion Iraqi dinar) lawsuit against Zain. The case centers around Zain’s $1.2-billion acquisition of Iraqna from Egypt’s Orascom Telecom in December 2007, after the Egyptian company dropped out of the running for a long-term mobile licence. According to Reuters, the Kuwaiti firm then […]

Asiacell: Customers Up, Profits Down

By John Lee. Qatar-based Ooredoo has reported that its Iraqi subsidiary, Asiacell, substantially grew its customers during the year, increasing by 15% to 12.3 million compared to 10.7 million at FY 2013. In its 2014 Full Year Results, it said Asiacell faced the challenge of the growing security issue in the country during the year, […]

Iran, Iraq to Cooperate on Telecoms

By John Lee. Iran and Iraq have reportedly agreed to reduce mobile phone roaming charges, and to cooperate more closely on other issues relating to telecommunications. The development follows a visit by Iraqi Minister of Communications, Hassan Kadhim Al-Rashed [Kazem Hassan Rashed], to Tehran to meet Iran’s Communications and Information Technology Minister, Mahmoud Vaezi. Minister […]