Iraq Seeks Fourth Mobile Telecom Provider

By John Lee.

Iraq has invited interested companies to submit proposals to run a fourth mobile phone service in the country.

The state-run Communication and Media Commission (CMC) said the planned license will run for 15 years, with the possibility of renewal.

Interested companies have until 20th November to submit papers.

Iraq's existing three mobile telecom service provider -- Asiacell, Zain Iraq and Korek -- paid the government $1.25 billion each for a 15-year license, according to Associated Press.

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(Source: CMC, Associated Press)

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