Zain Iraq expands mobile phone services to Kurdistan region

Iraq’s largest mobile operator, Zain Iraq, is expanding its voice and data services to the governorates of the Kurdistan region. This expansion is the first phase of the company’s plan to cover all areas in the Northern provinces.

The second phase will see coverage extend to remote villages and roads in the north leading to complete coverage of the country.  The operator will also begin including Kurdish as a local language in addition to Arabic and English. Individual customers in Kurdistan can now take advantage of Zain services, which offer a competitive flat rate of 1.25 Iraqi dinars per second to all networks within Iraq.

Zain Iraq CEO, Emad Makiya said, “The coverage of Kurdistan will not only be welcomed by the local population, it will play key role in spurring business and accelerate the pace of construction and reconstruction. Only the oil industry has invested more in the region and this surely must demonstrate our commitment to playing a key role in the rehabilitation of this great nation.”

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