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Docomo Digital powers Huawei AppGallery carrier billing for Asiacell

Published 01 Sep 2021 14:17 CET | Iraq

Docomo Digital enabled direct carrier billing for Huawei AppGallery for Iragi operator Asiacell. Digital content consumption, including video streaming and gaming, has been ...

Nokia wins Asiacell contract to modernise microwave network over 5 years

Published 31 Aug 2021 09:41 CET | Iraq

Iraqi operator Asiacell Telecom has chosen Nokia to build its next-generation microwave network. Nokia will replace legacy microwave equipment by either modernising or ...

Ookla ranks Asiacell as best mobile operator in Iraq for network coverage in Q1-Q2

Published 20 Aug 2021 13:40 CET | Iraq

Ookla has ranked Asiacell as the best operator in Iraq for mobile network coverage in Q1-Q2. Asiacell scored 498 points for coverage, compared with 314 points for Zain and ...

Asiacell revenue drops 12% in H1 because of dinar devaluation, customer base up 9%

Published 29 Jul 2021 09:39 CET | Iraq

Iraqi operator Asiacell reported revenue of QAR 1.7 billion during the first half of 2021, a decrease of 12 percent caused by the 17 percent devaluation of the Iraqi dinar by ...

Zain Iraq revenue reaches USD 376 mln in H1, hit by currency devaluation, customers up 7%

Published 15 Jul 2021 10:02 CET | Iraq

Zain Iraq said its revenue reached USD 376 million in the first six months to 30 June and EBITDA amounted to USD 145 million, reflecting an EBITDA margin of 39 percent....

Zain Iraq launches digital disruptor brand Oodi with Matrixx Software

Published 22 Jun 2021 17:34 CET | Iraq

Matrixx Software announced its partnership with Zain Iraq to help launch its new digital disruptor brand, Oodi. As Iraq's first all-digital telecom service, Oodi launched in ...

Zain Iraq Q1 revenue suffers USD 43 mln impact from currency deregulation

Published 10 May 2021 09:55 CET | Iraq

Zain Iraq's number of subscribers reached 16.2 million in the first quarter, maintaining its market leading position.  Revenue reached USD 184 million and EBITDA amounted to ...

Asiacell revenue falls in Q1, customer base holds firm

Published 29 Apr 2021 10:17 CET | Iraq

Iraqi operator Asiacell reported revenue of QAR 852 million during the first quarter ended 31 March compared with QAR 1.08 billion in Q1 of the previous year. EBITDA declined ...

Asiacell launches LaLiga Xtra platform

Published 10 Mar 2021 13:51 CET | Iraq

Iraqi operator Asiacell has signed an agreement with the Spanish Football League, LaLiga, to launch "LaLiga Xtra Iraq" to provide Asiacell customers with exclusive news, ...

Zain Iraq FY revenue reaches USD 943 mln

Published 24 Feb 2021 10:45 CET | Iraq

Zain Iraq's revenue reached USD 943 million in the year ended 31 December 2020 and EBITDA amounted to USD 378 million, reflecting an EBITDA margin of 40 percent. The ...

Asiacell FY EBITDA falls 13%, customer base up 4%

Published 15 Feb 2021 11:12 CET | Iraq

Iraqi operator, Asiacell's EBITDA declined 13 percent to QAR 1.8 billion in 2020 compared with the same period in 2019. However, the company's cost optimisation initiative, ...

Asiacell extends partnership with Kapita

Published 29 Jan 2021 14:48 CET | Iraq

Iraqi operator Asiacell has agreed to continue supporting Kapita in 2021. This is part of the mobile operator's support for start-ups, entrepreneurship, youth and the economy ...

Alsard Fiber and Cellnet partner with Alepo for digital BSS management

Published 17 Dec 2020 11:19 CET | Iraq

Iraqi ISP Alsard Fiber and its subsidiary Cellnet have partnered with Alepo to modernise their networks using a multi-tenant system. The system will include a centralised ...

Asiacell picks Nokia for multi-vendor optimisation project

Published 14 Dec 2020 14:29 CET | Iraq

Nokia has announced that Iraqi operator Asiacell has chosen it for nationwide network optimisation for two years from January 2021. Nokia will provide Asiacell Telecom with a ...

Qi Card celebrates over 600,000 app downloads

Published 04 Dec 2020 14:26 CET | Iraq

Iraqi electronic payment services provider  Qi Card is celebrating the milestone of over 600,000 downloads for its mobile banking app. The Qi services from the Al-Rafidain ...

Zain Iraq criticises court decision opposing licence renewal

Published 17 Nov 2020 10:47 CET | Iraq

Zain Iraq has criticised a court ruling that revokes licence renewal as "unfair and catastrophic" and is seeking compensation for the losses it will sustain, Shafaq News ...

Nokia to deploy internet gateway for ITPC network in Iraq

Published 17 Nov 2020 10:02 CET | Iraq

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 ...

Iraqi court rules against renewing mobile operator licences

Published 16 Nov 2020 13:54 CET | Iraq

A Baghdad court has revoked a government decision to renew the licences of three telecom companies that are set to expire by August 2022, The National reported. In 2007, Zain ...

Zain Iraq net profit rises to USD 61 mln in first 9 months

Published 04 Nov 2020 09:39 CET | Iraq

Zain Iraq reported a net profit of USD 61 million for the first nine months to 30 September. The operator served 15.7 million customers, maintaining its market leading ...

Asiacell EBITDA declines 11% in first 9 months, revenue down 10%

Published 29 Oct 2020 10:03 CET | Iraq

Iraqi operator Asiacell's EBITDA declined 11 percent to QAR 1.3 billion during the first nine months of 2020 compared with the same period of 2019. However, the company's ...

Qi Card launches Facebook page for balance checks and customer service

Published 22 Oct 2020 14:12 CET | Iraq

Qi Card, the Iraqi electronic payment service and national debit/credit card, has started a Facebook page that allows users to check their balances and chat with customer ...

Orange begins legal proceedings against Iraq government

Published 15 Oct 2020 10:36 CET | Iraq

Orange Group has instituted legal proceedings against the Iraqi government in an attempt to claw back more than USD 400 million in investments it alleges were expropriated by ...

Qi Card passed 21 mln transactions in 2019

Published 14 Oct 2020 14:31 CET | Iraq

Qi Card, the electronic payment solution and national debit/credit card of Iraq, said it processed over 21 million transactions in 2019 on its Mastercard Qi Cards. Qi Card ...

ZoodMall and OpenSooq add Qi Card as payment option

Published 05 Oct 2020 10:52 CET | Iraq

Qi Card, the Iraqi electronic payment service and national debit/credit card, said that ZoodMall and OpenSooq have begun accepting Qi Card as a form of payment. Seven million ...

Qi Card says number of PoS kiosks has doubled

Published 02 Oct 2020 10:17 CET | Iraq

Iraqi electronic payment system and national debit/credit card Qi Card has announced a rise in demand for points of sale (PoS) kiosk systems. It said the increase in ...