The Iraqi Minister of Communications has called on international companies to do business in the country's telecoms sector.
Speaking at Telecoms World Middle East, Farook Abdul-Rahman revealed: "As you are all aware, we are not short of resources and finance and what we are really looking for from you is the transfer of the latest technology for the development of Iraq."
Included in possibly as many as 15 companies competing for the fourth mobile telephone licence are: France Telecom SA, Qatar Telecom, Verizon Communications Inc., Emirates Telecommunications Co., Vodafone Group Plc, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS and MTN Group.
A decision is expected within the next six months.
(Sources: AME Info, Bloomberg)