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Covid-19 Hits Asiacell Earnings

By John Lee. Government measures designed to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted Asiacell's results for the half year ended June 30, 2020. The company reported revenues of QAR 1.9 billion in H1 2020, down 10% compared to the same period last year. As a result, EBITDA declined to QAR 828 million (H1 […]

Iraq to Renew Licences of Mobile Phone Companies

By John Lee. At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Iraqi Cabinet has decided to renew the licenses of mobile phone companies for a period of five years. The offer is conditional on the companies paying 50 percent of their outstanding debt, and agreeing to provide 4G services. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

Asiacell reports Revenue Growth for Q1

By John Lee. Mobile phone service Asiacell has reported revenue growth or nearly 2 percent in the first quarter of this year. In its results for the quarter ended 31 March 2020, the company said: "Asiacell reported revenue growth to QAR 1.09 billion in Q1 2020, up from QAR 1.07 billion in Q1 2019.  The […]

Asiacell Revenue Growth of 3% in 2019

Asiacell reported revenue growth of 3% to QAR 4.6 billion in 2019, despite a flat customer base of 14.2 million customers. The company maintained a healthy EBITDA margin of 45% in 2019 while EBITDA declined slightly from QAR 2.1 billion in 2018 to QAR 2.0 billion in 2019. Asiacell upgraded its entire network to support […]

Asiacell ranked "Best Telco" in Iraq

By John Lee. Asiacell has reportedly been ranked as the best telecom company in Iraq for 2019 at the International Finance Award ceremony in Dubai. According to a press release on PR Newswire, the award was made for the company's network quality and the development of its infrastructure. (Source: PR Newswire)

Video Streaming Service to Enter Iraqi Market

By John Lee. The streaming video on demand (SVOD) service StarzPlay has reportedly entered into a partnership with Asiacell to provide streaming services to all Asiacell’s ‘Unlimited’ monthly package subscribers. Commenting on the partnership, Raghida Abou-Fadel, Vice President of Sales & Business Development at StarzPlay, is quoted as saying: “This latest partnership with Iraq’s Asiacell […]

Regulator "Blocks calls" to Korek Customers

By John Lee. Iraq's Communications and Media Commission (CMC) has reportedly ordered operators to block calls between their customers and Korek users in a dispute over number portability. According to Rudaw, the regulator told mobile network providers that Erbil-based Korek had failed to meet its “contractual obligations” to allow customers to keep their phone number […]

Asiacell Iraq Grows Revenues

By John Lee. Asiacell Iraq has benefitted from improvements in the security and economic situation in the country, according to its parent, the Qatari company Ooredoo. In its results for the first nine months of 2018, the company said: "With more areas liberated and network restoration underway, Asiacell reported a 3% increase in Revenue to […]

$1.6bn Investment in a New Tourist City

By John Lee. Asiacell boss Faruk Mustafa Rasool (pictured) has announced a $1.6-billion investment in a new tourist city on Kurdistan's Lake Dukan. According to the report from Rudaw, the 3,250-hectare complex will include accomodation, two cable cars, an island, "and many other interesting places”. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) approved the project, which is […]