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Baghdad Mayoralty to Establish Media City

Baghdad Mayoralty has expressed its intention to establish a media city on an area of 30 donums in northern Baghdad. “Baghdad Mayoralty has called on local, regional and international companies willing to invest under the Investment Law no. 13 of the year 2006 to bid for a project to establish an integrated media city in […]

Works Resume on First Fibre-Optic Communications Network in Thi-Qar

The Thi-Qar post and communications department announced on Thursday that works would resume on the Access Network project of the first optic-fiber communications network in the province, stalled due to budget cuts. “The local administration in Thi-Qar approved resumption of the project after the company that implements the project agreed to receive its dues in […]

Iraq to Counter "Lies" and Show Successes via YouTube

Iraq's government launched its first channel on Google Inc's video website YouTube on Wednesday, which the prime minister said would allow the country to counter media "lies" and showcase its successes. Nuri al-Maliki, whose Shi'ite Muslim-led government is seeking re-election in national polls in early 2010, said the YouTube channel would help dispel the "lies […]

Korek Telecom and Ericsson Ink a Deal for Multimedia Offering in Iraq

Korek Telecom, one of Iraq's three national telecom operators, has recently awarded Ericsson, the world's leading provider of telecommunication equipment and services to operators, a contract for the deployment of a billing post-paid system, which is going to deliver billing accuracy and enriched functionality enabling various promotions and enhanced reporting capabilities. This deal comes following […]

Aswat al-Iraq Celebrates 5th Anniversary

The independent news agency Aswat al-Iraq celebrated its fifth anniversary on Friday in central Baghdad with the participation of a number of lawmakers and media men. Head of the parliament’s media and culture committee, Mufeed al-Jezairy, on the sidelines of the free media conference patronized by the parliament, congratulated Aswat al-Iraq news agency for its […]

Ministry of Communications Signs Agreement for Installing Marine Cable through Iraq

The Ministry of Communications signed an agreement with Golf International Bridge, to impose the marine cable across Iraq, and to link the Gulf region annular advanced communications network with Europe, across the Mediterranean (West Path) and the Near East through India (Eastern Path) providing capacity to a whopping 5.12 Terabits per second. For his part, […]

Zain Announces Financial Results for the First Nine Months of 2009

Zain, the leading mobile telecommunication operator in the Middle East and Africa with a commercial presence in 24 countries, is pleased to announce its consolidated financial results for the nine months ending September 30, 2009. The results showed significant growth in many key indicators when compared to the corresponding nine months period in 2008. For […]

Media Symposium in Karbala

A symposium was held at the Ahlal-Beit University in Karbala about violence and provocation language in media. “The symposium was arranged by the University’s Media Department,” Dr. Mohammed Abid Fehan, the Department’s head, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that local officials, university professors, and a number of media men attended the symposium. The […]

Media Allowed to Work Freely

A spokesperson in the name of law enforcement plan asserts on forming a media committee to coordinate media work among the security and media channels. Eye Media quoted Maj. Gen. Qassim Attah his saying" Baghdad Operation Command BOC has formed a special committee to coordinate media work among the security and media channels where now […]

Asiacell is Featured in a CNBC TV Report

Attesting to its strong position in the Iraqi telecom market and positioning it as a success story in a highly competitive sector, Asiacell - the largest private Iraqi company and the first and only mobile telecommunications company to provide coverage for all of Iraq - was recently featured on "On Assignment: Iraq", a CNBC TV […]

Asiacell Launch Aircraft Roaming Service in Iraq

Asiacell announced the launch of its new On Air Roaming service, positioning itself as the first and only mobile telecom company in Iraq to offer land, ocean and air GSM roaming coverage. The On Aircraft Roaming service enables Asiacell postpaid subscribers to enjoy GSM roaming services and full voice, SMS and GPRS services while on […]