Qualitynet CEO Mohammed Nizar Al-Nusif.
Kuwait's Qualitynet has announced that it has won a licence to provide Internet, telecommunications and satellite services in Iraq. The move makes the company becoming the first Kuwaiti telecommunications service provider to win a service licence in the country.
Said Qualitynet CEO Mohammed Nizar Al-Nusif: "Winning this licensc comes after an extensive study of the needs of the Iraqi market, the estimation of investment volumes and feasibility studies for the establishment of infrastructure, and will complement our strategic plan for regional and international expansion."
He added that, under the licence, Qualitynet is entitled to provide all telecommunications services from networking to Internet for institutional and individual sectors. Al-Nusif said the strategic location of Kuwait in the northern Gulf was a key factor.
Al-Nusif also said Qualitynet is considered among the first companies to invest in the reconstruction of Iraq.
The official license was granted by the Iraqi Ministry of Communications and the Media & Communications Authority. Qualitynet will officially offer a wide range of Internet, information communication and satellite communication services within Iraq.
"Our experts are currently working on deploying the network and infrastructure to provide our services to our customer base across Iraq, and to provide the network with point-of-presence devices through Qualitynet Iraq, for which it was officially established," Al-Nusif added.
Al-Nusif was on the cover of the March 2019 edition of CommsMEA.