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AsiaCell to Bankrupt Warka Bank?

Iraq Business News has received information suggesting that AsiaCell is suing Warka Bank for the return of funds amounting to around 29 billion Iraqi dinars [$25 million]. According to one source, this could be enough to do serious damage to Warka. While the full picture is still not entirely clear, we are attaching an official […]

Zain Iraq Plans to Invest $100m in Kurdish Zone

The Iraqi unit of Kuwait telecoms firm Zain is planning to spend $100m this year as part of its plan to expand throughout the entire Kurdish region over the next five months, its chief executive said yesterday. Emad Makiya, CEO of Zain Iraq, the country’s biggest mobile phone operator, said the firm planned to extend […]

Mobile Phone Wars in Iraq

Iraqi mobile operator AsiaCell has threatened to sue Kuwait-based telecoms provider Zain, after it allegedly distributed millions of unlicensed SIM cards, hitting AsiaCell's market share. It has also disconnected several million Zain Iraq subscribers whose lines have not been fully licensed by the Communications and Media Commission (CMC). AsiaCell, in which Qatar Telecommunications Co (Qtel) […]

Iraq's Asiacell Grows Revenues by 26%

Qatar Telecom (Qtel) has announced significant growth last year in its Iraqi Asiacell operations. Following on from the strong subscriber growth achieved in 2009, Asiacell has continued to increase its subscriber base this year leveraging its country-wide network. Asiacell's total subscriber base at 31 December 2010 stood at 8.1 million (FY 2009: 7.4 million). At […]

Businessmen Killed in Iraq Plane Crash

Reuters reports that the chief executive of private equity group MerchantBridge and two JPMorgan executives were among seven people killed when a small plane crashed in northern Iraq. The plane went down shortly after takeoff on Friday from Sulaimaniya airport in Kurdistan. MerchantBridge CEO Basil al-Rahim and Abdallah Lahoud, a partner in the company, died […]

Zain Iraq Expects Boost from Kurdish Region

The Iraqi unit of Kuwait's Zain expects to add up to 18,000 new subscribers a month after starting operations in Iraq's northern Kurdish region, Reuters has reported. "I would expect that we will be adding around 15,000 to 18,000 (new subscribers) a month," chief executive Emad Makiya told the news agency, adding that the total […]

Iraq's Asiacell May Float on Stock Market

Qatar Telecom QSC, the country’s largest company by revenue, is mulling plans to sell shares to the public in its Iraqi unit in two years, according to its chief strategy officer. “We are beginning to think now about doing an IPO in Baghdad,” Jeremy Sell said at a presentation in the Qatari capital Doha today. […]

New Wireless Internet Access for Sulaimaniyah, Mosul and Kirkuk

A new wireless broadband network is to be launched in Iraq by Fanoos Telecom. Fanoos will begin deployment of the WiMAX network in Sulaimaniyah, Mosul and Kirkuk, using the existing tower infrastructure from AsiaCell. Rollout is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The network will address both the residential and enterprise […]

Zain Iraq to Start Ops in Kurdistan

The Iraqi unit of Kuwait telecoms firm Zain (ZAIN.KW) will start operating in Iraqi Kurdistan in January and expects to boost its subscriber base by up to two million in 2011, its chief executive said on Sunday, in an interview with Reuters. Emad Makiya, the new CEO of Zain Iraq, said Zain group, the Gulf […]

Evolutionary Solution to Hire Talent in Iraq

Asiacell Communications LLC becomes first Iraqi company to implement a full-fledged enterprise e-recruitment solution to attract, engage and hire exceptional telecom professionals. "Recruiting exceptional talent is a challenge globally. The challenge is even bigger when you are trying to hire quality people in Iraq, especially expatriates. We have to compete with telecom companies worldwide for […]

Asiacell Launches Its 'Bawe3 Zaen' Campaign

29 April 2010 - AME Info Showcasing its unique and competitive standing in the Iraqi telecom market, Asiacell - the largest private Iraqi company and the first and only mobile telecommunications company to provide coverage for all of Iraq - announced the launch of its new 'Bawe3 Zaen' campaign, which highlights the distinctive privileges that Asiacell […]