Iraq announces mobile operators

06 October 2003
The Transportation & Telecommunications Ministry on 6 October announced the successful bidders for three regional mobile phone networks. The consortia are:

Northern Region: Asia Cell

Central Region: Orascom Telecom

Southern Region: Atheer Tel

The news was given in a statement from interim Transport & Telecommunications Minister Haider al-Abbadi. 'The service should start in a few weeks, hopefully by the end of the month,' he said. 'The maximum cost per minute will be 10 cents.'(MEED 3:9:03)

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