Korek Telecom: An Iraqi Telecom with Nationwide Coverage

Ghada Gebara, CEO of Korek Telecom

Korek Telecom is a big player in Iraq with a nationwide coverage. Korek's market share now stands at 15.7%. The Iraqi telecom operator offers the best quality and price. Also, a year ago Orange and Agility became Korek's partners, bringing in finance and know-how. Mrs. Gebara also discusses the 3G connection in Iraqi Kurdistan and the story of Korek going IPO.

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Korek Telecom: An Iraqi Telecom with Nationwide Coverage

Ghada Gebara, CEO of Korek Telecom

Korek Telecom is a big player in Iraq with a nationwide coverage. Korek's market share now stands at 15.7%. The Iraqi telecom operator offers the best quality and price. Also, a year ago Orange and Agility became Korek's partners, bringing in finance and know-how. Mrs. Gebara also discusses the 3G connection in Iraqi Kurdistan and the story of Korek going IPO.

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Telecommunication Companies in Iraq & Kurdistan | Telecom List

Telecommunication Companies in Iraq & Kurdistan

Top Telecommunication Companies in Iraq & Kurdistan

 Zain Iraq - 53% market share
 AsiaCell - 31% market share 
 Korek Telecom - 15.7% market share

Introduction to the Telecom Sector in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

penetration rate in the telecom sector stands around 75-78%, which is below penetration rates of the other Arab countries where it is 100% (for example 110% internet penetration rate in Saudi Arabia). The telecom sector experiences an exponential growth of 11.6%, where the penetration rate went in less than 7 years from 5% to 75%. The largest operator in the market is Zain with a 53% market share, followed by AsiaCell with a 31% market share and Korek Telecom with a 15.7% market share.

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Telecommunication Companies in Iraq & Kurdistan | Telecom List

Telecommunication Companies in Iraq & Kurdistan

Top Telecommunication Companies in Iraq & Kurdistan

 Zain Iraq - 53% market share
 AsiaCell - 31% market share 
 Korek Telecom - 15.7% market share

Introduction to the Telecom Sector in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

penetration rate in the telecom sector stands around 75-78%, which is below penetration rates of the other Arab countries where it is 100% (for example 110% internet penetration rate in Saudi Arabia). The telecom sector experiences an exponential growth of 11.6%, where the penetration rate went in less than 7 years from 5% to 75%. The largest operator in the market is Zain with a 53% market share, followed by AsiaCell with a 31% market share and Korek Telecom with a 15.7% market share.

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