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Zain Iraq Launches "3.9G" Services

By John Lee. Zain Group has announces that its mobile operation in Iraq launched 3.9G voice and data services across the country on January 1, 2015. The launch came following the finalization of an agreement with Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission (CMC) on November 10, 2014, which culminated in Zain Iraq making an initial 25% […]

Zain to Launch 3G by Jan

By John Lee. Zain Iraq is to launch its 3G mobile phone services in January. Reuters reports that Zain, along with rivals Asiacell and Korek, eventually agreed to the government’s terms and formally signed the contracts at a ceremony in Baghdad on Monday attended by prime minister Haider al-Abadi. Zain Iraq recently paid the first […]

Ericsson Still Bullish on Iraq

By John Lee. Tarek Saadi, President of Ericsson's North Middle East Region, has said his company remains bullish on Iraq despite the threat of terrorism. Speaking on the sidelines of a trade event, he said: “Iraq is one of the more important markets for Ericsson in the Middle East ... We still believe in the […]

Ericsson Partners with Tishknet

Ericsson has partnered with Iraq’s leading internet and communications provider, Tishknet, to deploy the first LTE TDD network in the country. The agreement includes the latest LTE technology with the Ericsson RBS 6000 family of base stations. Also included is Ericsson’s Evolved Packet Core network, with Evolved Packet Gateway on the SSR 8000 family of […]

Ericsson Wins Iraq Network Expansion Deal

By John Lee. Swedish telecom company Ericsson has been selected to expand the Iraqi Telecom and Post Company's (ITPC) wireline network with a transition to next generation network. According to a report from Trade Arabia, the partnership strengthens the five-year relationship between the companies and positions Ericsson as the sole supplier for ITPC’s core network. […]

Zain Iraq signs $650m deal with Ericsson

In one of the largest deals of its kind in the Middle East, Zain, one of Iraq’s leading mobile telecommunications providers, has signed a US$650 million five-year network outsourcing agreement with Ericsson, the world's leading provider of telecommunications technology and services and its local partner SIM (Service in Motion). Under this agreement, Ericsson will optimize, […]

Ericsson sees Vast Untapped Potential in Iraq

Ericsson has reiterated the vast, untapped potential of Iraq’s telecommunication market. Speaking at the sixth Iraq Telecom 2011, Ericsson’s Executive Vice President for Region Middle East, Tunç Yorulmaz highlighted how the Iraqi market is now ready to move towards implementing Mobile Broadband considering its saturated voice market, increasing GDP per capita and increasing internet usage […]

Ericsson to Enhance Korek's Iraq Mobile Network

Korek, one of the fastest growing mobile operators in Iraq, has selected Ericsson to modernize and expand its network by a network expansion and service quality improvement project. The agreement will prepare the network for 3G and LTE and further develop Iraq's telecom infrastructure. Through the agreement, Ericsson will deploy and integrate new radio base […]

Zain Considers Offers to Manage its Network

Kuwait’s Zain is considering several tender offers to manage its telecoms network in Iraq and will likely award the contract in the next few weeks, a company spokesman has said. According to Reuters, Zain refused to name bidders for the managed service agreement, but said there were at least three, with international players such as […]

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 […]