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.