Korek Telecom

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Korek Telecom
Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 2000
Headquarters Erbil , Iraqi Kurdistan
Key people
Sirwan Saber Mustafa (Founder)
Products Telecommunications
Number of employees
2500[1]
Website korektel.com

Korek Telecom (Central Kurdish: کۆرەک تیلیکۆم‎) is a Kurdish mobile phone operator company in Pirmam, Erbil, Arbil Province, in Iraqi Kurdistan.

It is a "shared limited company registered in Kurdistan to operate and provide GSM services"; its network covers all of Kurdistan and Iraq.[2] Korek Telecom has 350 employees, almost all of whom are Kurds.[3]

In March 2011, France Télécom (now Orange S.A.) acquired a 20% indirect stake in Korek Telecom.[4]

On Jan 1, 2015, Korek launched[5] 3G in Iraq after winning one of the three 3G licenses awarded by Government of Iraq

On Dec 16, 2015, Korek became the first operator in Iraq to launch Free Basics[6] in Iraq in partnership with Internet.org and Facebook

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  1. ^ http://www.agilitylogistics.com/PressReleases/Pages/FranceTelecom-OrangeandAgilitytoacquire44stakeinKorekTelecom.aspx France Telecom-Orange and Agility to acquire 44% stake in Korek Telecom
  2. ^ "Introduction". Korek Telecom. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Company Profile". Korek Telecom. Archived from the original on 2010-10-14. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  4. ^ Goldstein, Phil (2011-03-16). "France Telecom invests €175m in Iraqi operator Korek". FierceWireless. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  5. ^ "Extra G". Korek Telecom. 
  6. ^ "Free Basics". Korek Telecom. 

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