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AT&T, popular communication service providing company, having customers in more than 190 countries and territories, has announced opening its new business in Iraq. The company has announced that they are providing access to global communications services to multinational companies in Iraq.
Estonian IT companies Aktors, Net Group and Võrguvara have created together a 5 million Euros costing electronic information system of courts in Iraq.
Two Iraqi students, studying at Adelaide's Flinders University, have developed new technology to detect human lives through remote cameras. This invention can benefit rescue operations immensely.
Iraq's three mobile networks were required to float a quarter of their shares by August 2011 as part of their 15-year licences awarded in 2007.
TS2 Satellite has recently launched new KA-SAT satellite services. Using the HYLAS 2 spacecraft, the company now provides high-speed data services to Iraq, Syria and Armenia.
Long awaited, the launch of 3G services opens a lucrative revenue stream for Iraqi operators. Advanced data services have strong potential in the market, both through Smartphone devices and dongles, as mobile becomes the main point of access for internet services in the country.
Mohammed Qasim’s day starts early. Before even the neighborhood opens shop, his children are out the door and off to school.
Asiacell, leading mobile network operator, today announced the launch of its third generation (3G) services all over Iraq territories, bringing customers the most advanced 3G network in the country.
Iraq's reliance on Kurdistan for Internet connectivity is because of Baghdad’s bureaucracy that has put the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq in control of three-quarters of Iraqi networks. This runs contrary to what Baghdad had sought from state control of fixed infrastructure within its jurisdiction, and the situation has spooked private investors and neutered Internet development outside Kurdistan, which sets its own rules.
The telecoms infrastructure in Iraq is representative of an embattled country that has endured decades of conflict.
Iraq’s mobile phone network operators have agreed to pay $307 million each for radio spectrum, enabling them to launch higher-speed 3G mobile internet services in the war-torn country in two months, a senior official at the national regulator told Reuters.
Iraq wants its mobile operators to each pay $307 million for spectrum for third-generation (3G) services despite large parts of the country falling under rebel control, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
Despite of large swatches of the country being under the control of terrorist group Daesh, a company executive claimed that Ericsson remains optimistic on Iraq.
Iraq’s Acting Minister of Telecommunication Torhan Al Mufti announced that the ministry will lift ban imposed on social media site, Facebook, in the upcoming days.
Avantha Group Company CG has been awarded a contract by the Transmission General Directorate of Upper Euphrates Region of Iraq's Ministry of Electricity in order to design, construct and deliver 16 mobile substations.
Mobile operator Zain Iraq still wants to list its shares more than three years after missing a deadline, parent Zain said on Wednesday, although fund managers warned violence in the country and weak market infrastructure could deter investors.
The Federal Ministry of Communications decided to lift the ban on the social networking in Iraq except the provinces plagued by violence.
On Monday, Iraq has widened a clampdown on social media, blocking secure private communications channels to prevent Sunni militants from using them in their stunning sweep that is threatening to dismember the country.
The Kuwaiti mobile operator Zain has hired an Iraqi investment bank to lead the initial public offering of its subsidiary in the country.
On Monday, Iraqi cabinet has announced that it has authorized mobile phone firms to use third-generation frequencies, after years of promises amid the frustrated pleas of cellular operators.
Zain, the Kuwaiti firm stated in a bourse statement that it is being sued for $4.5 billion over its 2007 acquisition of an Iraqi telecom operator.
As the cloud technology is emerging, companies and government in the Kurdistan Region are shrinking Information Technology (IT) departments and storing information online in servers often thousands of miles away.
Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, has today announced the renewal of a multi-year distribution partnership with Rawat-Al Hajer for Travelport technology and services in Iraq.
From May 5th to 8th, next month, the first exclusive exhibition of Iranian goods and modern technology services (Iran Technology Show-IRTEC) will be held in Erbil province of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Zain Group, a pioneer of mobile telecommunications in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, has secured a $250 million four-year Murabaha facility from a syndicate of financial institutions led by Kuwait-based Boubyan Bank and with the participation of Kuwait International Bank and Qatar Islamic Bank. The Murabaha facility which was signed on favorable terms will be used to meet Zain Group’s operational and expansion financing needs. Zain Group CEO Scott Gegenheimer commented: “This Murabaha agre
Under the vigilance of Iraqi ministry of communication, work has been started to improve the quality of Internet service and to lower fees across the country.
New contract marks Hermes’ first foray into Ka-band satellite, powered by Avanti’s HYLAS 2
Work on a meteorological monitoring network which will provide weather data and assist in the organisation of agricultural activities is now under way in Iraq, Ministry of Agriculture officials told Mawtani in early February.
3rd generation telecommunication licenses are to be auctioned in Iraq for a minimum of $307 million each, as revealed by the sources. This has been marked as a new move by Iraqi government to lift up the fortune of the telecommunication sector of the country.
Mobile telecom firm Zain Iraq is still expected to list its shares on the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) later this year but is at least several months off from being able to do so, the bourse's chief executive told Reuters on Tuesday.
The Iraqi Higher Electoral Commission (IHEC) is keen to develop a new method for easing the process of voting for people in the forthcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections as well as for the provincial elections in Kurdistan.
Editor's note: Today, we hear from Hiwa Afandi, Head of the Department of Information Technology for the Kurdistan Regional Government, the official ruling body of Iraqi Kurdistan in Northern Iraq. See what other organizations that have gone Google have to say.
ASIACELL COMMUNICATIONS PJSC, a leading company in the field of mobile telecommunication services, which has over 10.6 million subscribers in Iraq, has received an international award at the ACT Middle East Treasury Awards for the category of "The Corporate Finance" during the 2013 ACT Middle East Annual Conference held on 26th - 27th November 2013 in Dubai.
Mobile-Technologies Co. Ltd. provides telecom companies around the world with advanced solutions for customer registration and SIM life-cycle management. Of late one amongst such solutions was implemented by a mobile network service in Iraq.
Mobile phone subscriber numbers jumped from 20,000 in 2002 to 27 million in 2012 in Iraq, said a recent survey.
It has been reported recently that the Abu Dhabi based investors are planning to reduce their holdings in Asiacell, which is Iraq’s very first publicly listed mobile operator, as a second telecoms share sale in the country catches their attention.
Iraqi operator Asiacell, a subsidiary of Qatari operator group Ooredoo, has appointed Amer Al Sunna as its CEO.
In recent years, the telecom industry of Iraq has undergone a lot of changes. In order to revamp the telecom industry of the country, it was indeed necessary. Presently, in the telecom sector of Iraq, three major mobile operators are working, having licenses to provide mobile services throughout the country.
The morning of Baghdad begun with the major international companies that are discussed to be put at the forefront because of the high demand for advanced technology, especially in the telecommunications sector! There are some major technological interventions in Iraq in coming day, signaling that Iraq’s future in technology sector is looking quite bright.
Mobile Telecommunications Co., Kuwait’s largest mobile operator known as Zain, is all set for setting up an Iraqi company so that the unit of Zain in Iraq, termsed as ‘Zain Iraq’ can operate in the Iraqi mobile network sector with more vigorous selling and the company can meet public share sale requirements.
Iraq has recently focused into IT infrastructure development for streamlining foreign investments in the country. However, for Iraq, this is a major challenge and how government cope with it would be interesting to observe. Robust satellite connections are required for the oil and gas
Number one telecom operator of Kuwait, Zain stated on this Sunday that its Iraqi unit would complete an initial public offering by the end of 2013. Clearly, a delay has been signaled by the company in its sale process.
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Torhan al-Mufti, Acting Minister of Communications, engaged in a meeting with the Chinese companies, like – Huawei and ZTE. The motion of the meeting was to discuss over the possibilities and cooperation between Chinese and Iraqi companies.
Iraq’s largest mobile operator, Zain Iraq has recently announced its plan to launch 3G network for the Iraqi users, as soon as the company get necessary spectrum from the CMC or Communications and Media Commission. Wael Ghanayem, the cellco’s chief financial and operating officer, claimed that the spectrum ratification is now at the final stage and soon it will get ratified by the CMC. He also illustrated that in order to furnish 3G network services to the Iraqi cellular phone users company needs to develop
With 15 percent of its revenue in this year, Zain Iraq is ready to reinvest in the infrastructural development.
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