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Asiacell to sell Mobile Phone Transmission Towers

By John Lee. Qatari mobile telecoms group Ooredoo is planning to sell its portfolio of transmission towers, which includes those owned by its Iraqi subsidiary Asiacell. Media sources suggest that this will be done on a sale-and-leaseback basis, and that the portfolio may be split by country. According to Reuters, Morgan Stanley is advising on […]

Digitization of Pension Management System in Kurdistan

UNDP, USAID and KRG support digitization of the Public Pension Management Information System in Kurdistan The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new Public Pension Management Information System (PPMIS) in Kurdistan. The system […]

KRG opens New Data Center

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Sunday visited the Kurdistan Regional Government's Department of Information Technology (DIT). After reviewing the work of the Department, Prime Minister Barzani inaugurated the government's Central Data Center, a sophisticated and protected system that provides information in all different sectors, and helps elevate the work of KRG institutions. Prime Minister […]

Iraq to Strengthen Telecom Link to Europe

By John Lee. Telecom Egypt and Orange Jordan have reportedly announced an agreement to connect Iraq's telecommunications system to Europe through Jordan and Egypt. According to Zawya, the new system will be known as the "Cairo Amman Baghdad System (CAB System)." It is planned to be operational in the current quarter. (Source: Zawya)

Iraq Completes Airport Communication System

By John Lee. Iraq's General Company for Air Navigation Services has reportedly announced the completion and activation of its new AMHS ground-to-ground communications system. AMHS (Air Traffic Services Message Handling Services) is a standard for aeronautical ground-ground communications, such as for the transmission of NOTAM, flight plans or meteorological data. According to the report from […]

528 Americans Sue Ericsson for allegedly Aiding Terrorism

By John Lee. More than 500 Americans have filed an Anti-Terrorism Act complaint against Swedish telecom company Ericsson for allegedly aiding campaigns of terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria conducted by al-Qaeda, al-Qaeda-in-Iraq, and Islamic State from 2004 through 2022. According to a statement for the legal firm Sparacino PLLC, Ericsson is accused of making […]

Iraqi Journalists Targeted while Covering Protests - RSF

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Iraqi authorities and public to avoid trampling on journalistic freedoms after reporters were targeted while trying to cover the storming of the Iraqi parliament by supporters of Iraq's biggest opposition movement. "In times of political instability and social unrest, the media should not be targeted or become the […]

Zain Iraq's Revenue Increases

By John Lee. Zain Iraq's Q2 2022 revenue grew 4 percent to USD 390 million, and EBITDA grew by 16 percent to USD 168 million, according to the company's results statement for the period. The company also reported an EBITDA margin of 43 percent, with net profit reaching USD 5 million. The operator's customer base […]

Asiacell chooses MCP Insight for Anti-Fraud and Compliance Monitoring

Mobile phone operator Asiacell has selected UK-based MCP Insight to provide their anti-fraud and compliance monitoring solutions for Asiacell's Value Added Services and Direct Carrier Billing services. MCP will be working closely with IQ Services, the Carrier's internal Master Aggregator, who manage all merchants offering services on Asiacell's network. MCP's combined Scanner and Shield solutions […]

Iraq Failing to Protect Intellectual Property Rights

By John Lee. The United States has criticised Iraq, among other countries, for its failure to protect intellectual property rights. In its recently-published 2022 Special 301 Report, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) says stakeholders continue to report notable levels of piracy through Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) and illicit Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) apps in […]