Tue, Oct 07, 2003 - Page 10 News List

Iraq to go with GSM for mobile phone technology

REUTERS , BAGHDAD

Iraq said on Monday it had awarded three, two-year GSM mobile phone network licenses to consortia including an Egyptian and two Kuwaiti groups, ending months of speculation about which cell-phone technology would be chosen.

The Iraqi Communications Ministry said the three sought-after contracts had been awarded to a group including Egypt's Orascom Telecommunications, a grouping including Kuwait's National Mobile Telecommunications and a third consortium including Kuwait's MTC.

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