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Asiacell Revenues and Profits Fall

By John Lee. Mobile phone service Asiacell has reported a drop in revenues and EBITDA. In its financial results for the nine months ended 30 September 2022, parent company Ooredoo said: "Asiacell reported revenue of QAR 2.7 billion, a decrease of 2%, due to the ongoing intense competition in Iraq. "Asiacell's EBITDA dropped by 7% […]

Asiacell chooses MCP Insight for Anti-Fraud and Compliance Monitoring

Mobile phone operator Asiacell has selected UK-based MCP Insight to provide their anti-fraud and compliance monitoring solutions for Asiacell's Value Added Services and Direct Carrier Billing services. MCP will be working closely with IQ Services, the Carrier's internal Master Aggregator, who manage all merchants offering services on Asiacell's network. MCP's combined Scanner and Shield solutions […]

Nokia and Earthlink to build Iraqi National Backbone

Nokia and Earthlink to build Iraqi National Backbone with advanced high-speed IP metro network Nokia has announced that Earthlink Telecommunication, a prominent Iraqi Internet Service Provider (ISP), will use the Nokia solution to build a high-capacity IP metro transport network in 15 provinces in the country, as part of the Iraqi National Backbone project. Nokia […]

Asiacell Increases Customer Base and Revenues

By John Lee. Mobile phone service Asiacell has reported a healthy increase in its customer base and local-currency revenue. In its results for the first nine months of the year, parent company Ooredoo said: "Asiacell reported revenue of QAR 2.8 billion during 9M 2021, a decrease of 8% mainly due to the devaluation of the […]

Nokia to build Asiacell's Next-Gen Microwave Network in Iraq

By John Lee. Finland's Nokia today announced that Asiacell Telecom has chosen Nokia to build its next-generation microwave network in Iraq. In the five-year deal, Nokia's Wavence microwave packet radio will help Asiacell address demand for more capacity and provide fiber-like connectivity everywhere, including remote and difficult-to-reach areas In a press release, Nokia said that […]

Zain Hit by Iraqi Dinar Devaluation

By John Lee. Zain Iraq's H1 2021 revenue reached USD 376 million, and EBITDA amounted to USD 145 million, reflecting an EBITDA margin of 39%. Net profit reached USD 24 million for the period. The operator's customer base increased by 7% to reach 16.1 million customers maintaining its market leading position. It should be noted […]

Nokia Wins Contract with Asiacell in Iraq

By John Lee. Finland's Nokia has announced that Asiacell Telecom has chosen the company to provide nationwide network optimization for two years starting January 2021. According to a press release: "This partnership will leverage Nokia's global capabilities in network planning and optimization technology to boost Asiacell's competitive edge and transform its operational platforms for the […]

Nokia selected for ITPC Network in Iraq

Nokia to deploy internet gateway for ITPC network in Iraq Finland's Nokia has announced that its IP routing technology has been selected for Informatics and Telecommunications Public Company (ITPC) - one of the companies of Iraq's Ministry of Communication (MoC) - to serve as the main backbone of the country's internet infrastructure. The deployment aims […]