By John Lee.
Kuwait's Qualitynet is reported to have been granted a licence to provide internet, telecommunications and satellite services in Iraq.
According to CommsMEA, the move makes it the first Kuwaiti telecommunications service provider to win a service licence in the country.
Said Qualitynet CEO Mohammed Nizar Al-Nusif is quoted as saying:
"Winning this licence comes after an extensive study of the needs of the Iraqi market, the estimation of investment volumes and feasibility studies for the establishment of infrastructure, and will complement our strategic plan for regional and international expansion.
"Our experts are currently working on deploying the network and infrastructure to provide our services to our customer base across Iraq, and to provide the network with point-of-presence devices through Qualitynet Iraq, for which it was officially established."
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