Korek Telecom

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For the Polish village, see Korek, Greater Poland Voivodeship.
Korek Telecom
Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 2000
Headquarters Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan
Key people
Ghada Gebara (CEO), Sirwan Saber Mustafa (Founder)
Products Telecommunications
Number of employees
2500[1]
Website korektel.com

Korek Telecom 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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References[edit]

  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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