For more information on telecoms contacts, please see the following link: 4.11 Additional Services Contact List.

Telephone Services

Is there an existing landline telephone network?

Yes

Does it allow international calls?

Yes

Number and Length of Downtime Periods (on average)

 N/A

Mobile Phone Providers

Asia Cell, Zain, and Korek

Approximate Percentage of National Coverage

 All Iraq

Telecommunications Regulations

Regulations on Usage and Import


Regulations in Place?

Regulating Authority

Satellite

Yes

Ministry of Telecommunications

HF Radio

Yes

Ministry of Telecommunications

UHF/VHF/HF Radio: Handheld, Base and Mobile

Yes

Ministry of Telecommunications

UHF/VHF Repeaters

Yes

Ministry of Telecommunications

GPS

Yes 

Ministry of Telecommunications

VSAT

Yes

Ministry of Telecommunications

Individual Network Operator Licenses Required

Yes, controlled by Ministry of Telecommunications.

Frequency Licenses Required

Yes, to be obtained from Ministry of Telecommunications.

Existing Humanitarian Telecoms Systems

Existing UN Telecommunication Systems


UNDP

WFP

WHO

UNHCR

UNICEF

UNAMI

VHF Frequencies

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

HF Frequencies

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Locations of Repeaters

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

Restricted. Not for general distribution.

VSAT

UN Compound

UN Compound

UN Compound

UN Compound

UN Compound

UN Compound

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Internet Service Providers

Are there ISPs available?

Yes

If yes, are they privately or government owned?

Private

Dial-up only?

No

Approximate Rates (local currency and USD - $)

Dial-up

N/A 

Broadband

 Yes

Max Leasable ‘Dedicated’ Bandwidth

 100 MB


Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)

For information on MNOs please visit the GSM Association website.

Company

Number of Agent Outlets by Area

Network Strength by Area

Contracted for Humanitarian or Government Cash Transfer Programmes?

Services Offered (i.e. Merchant Payment, Bulk Disbursement, Receive & Make Payment)

Zain

N/A

Cover all Iraq

Yes

Yes

Asia Cell

N/A

Cover all Iraq

Yes

Yes

Korek

N/A 

Cover all Iraq

Yes

Yes