Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Zain Iraq Awards $150 Million Contract to NSN

Zain Iraq, the country's leading mobile operator, awarded a contract valued at US$150 million to Nokia Siemens Networks to increase capacity while also simplifying and modernizing its existing core network. Nokia Siemens Networks will execute the project over a period of 10 -- 12 months.

Zain Iraq, which claims eight million active customers, was formed by the merger of two mobile operations in Iraq, namely MTC Atheer and Iraqna, which have been providing mobile telephony and data services since December 2003.

Zain was established in 1983 in Kuwait as the region's first mobile operator. Since 2003, it has grown significantly becoming the 4th largest telecommunications company in the world in terms of geographic presence with a footprint in 22 countries spread across the Middle East and Africa providing mobile voice and data services to over 45.7 million active customers (as at 31 March 2008).http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.comhttp://www.zain.com

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