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France Telecom, Agility, Take 44% of Korek

France Telecom-Orange and its partner Agility, a leading logistics company, have announced a binding agreement on Monday with the shareholders of Korek Telecom to acquire a 44% stake in the Iraqi mobile operator. France Telecom-Orange will contribute its marketing, commercial and technical expertise to reinforce Korek Telecom's leading position in the Kurdistan region of Iraq […]

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) […]

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 […]

France Telecom Targets Iraq's Korek

According to the Financial Times, the European telecom giant France Telecom is engaged in talks to buy a minority stake in the Iraqi mobile phone operator Korek, as part of a bid to expand its operations in the Middle East. Although no deal has yet been struck, financial observers say that a potential agreement could […]

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 […]

Korek Selects Aastra to Upgrade Its Contact Centers in Iraq

Korek Telecom, one of Iraq's three national telecom operators, has recently chosen Aastra, a leading company at the forefront of the enterprise communication market, for the expansion of its contact center of its headquarters in Irbil, in addition to establishing two new contact centers in Baghdad and Sulaimaniyeh. This major step comes as a necessary […]

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