Qatar Dreamliner Returns to Service

The airline has resumed its Boeing 787 services after a worldwide grounding of the aircraft in January.
The airline's fleet of five Dreamliners was grounded earlier this year following a directive from both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States and Qatar's Civil Aviation Authority.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker was the first passenger to board the airline's reinstated Dreamliner 787, joined by President Boeing Middle East Jeffrey Johnson, Boeing's Deputy Fleet Chief David Silver and a delegation of regional and international media.

Over the next few weeks and months, Qatar Airways will launch new routes to destinations including Salalah, Oman (22 May); Basra, Iraq (3 June); Sulaymaniyah, Iraq (20 August); and Chengdu, China (3 September).

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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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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