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Iraq telco aims to launch 3G in 2012

15 March 2012

The CEO Iraq's Korek Telecom has said that the operator is looking to introduce a third-generation (3G) network in 2012, awaiting the government to release the necessary spectrum, Reuters has reported. CEO Ghada Gebara has added that Korek, which acquired a 70% market share in the country's Kurdish region in the north, has the right to use any technology we want in our licence, the idea is to get the right frequency. "Iraq's government has yet to decide whether it will charge a fee for the new spectrum, and extra fees would raise tariffs and slow down investment in new technologies to increase internet penetration", Gebara has clarified.

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