Asia Cell

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AsiaCell
اسيا سيل
Type Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1999
Headquarters Sulaimaniyah, Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq
Key people Faruk Mustafa Rasool (Managing Director)
Products Telecommunications
Website http://www.asiacell.com

AsiaCell Telecom Company (Arabic: شركة اسيا سيل للاتصالات‎) is a Kurdish telecommunications company that offers mobile phone services and Mobile Internet in Iraq.

History[edit]

Asiacell, the first mobile telecommunications company in Iraq, was established in the city of Sulaymaniyah in 1999.

Asiacell began its first commercial operations in 2000.

In October 2003, Asiacell was granted a two-year GSM license for the six northern provinces of Iraq, catering in the process to a wider client base who collectively shared a need for a quality mobile network. The license was extended in 2005 to cover the entirety of the Iraqi Republic. Consequently, today it is the only telecom network to provide coverage nationwide.

In August 2007, Asiacell bid and won a 15-year national license, becoming the GSM telecom operator with the largest long-term network coverage in the country. The company's breakthrough successes have naturally led to its expansion and growth, thereby quickly reaching almost 2000 employees. The famous Kurdish singer Chopy Fatah became the cultural ambassador of the company in 2008. To handle new business operations, Asiacell also simultaneously established new executive offices in Baghdad, Mosul, and other major cities in Iraq,

Today, the company caters to more than 9.1 million subscribers around the country.[citation needed]

On February 2, 2013, Asiacell went public offering 25% of its equity, in an IPO that was considered the largest in the MEANA region since 2008.

Products & Service[edit]

Asiacell, the first mobile telecommunications company in Iraq, was established in the city of Sulaymaniyah in 1999 by Iraqi Kurdish businessman Faruk Rasool

Asiacell began its first commercial operations in 2000.

In October 2003, Asiacell was granted a two-year GSM license for the six northern provinces of Iraq, catering in the process to a wider client base who collectively shared a need for a quality mobile network. The license was extended in 2005 to cover the entirety of the Iraqi Republic. Consequently, today it is the only telecom network to provide coverage nationwide.

In August 2007, Asiacell bid and won a 15-year national license, becoming the GSM telecom operator with the largest long-term network coverage in the country. The company's breakthrough successes have naturally led to its expansion and growth, thereby quickly reaching almost 2000 employees. To handle new business operations, Asiacell also simultaneously established new executive offices in Baghdad, Basra, and other major cities in Iraq,

Today, the company caters to more than 9.1 million subscribers around the country.

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