Iraq is a Pivotal Geographical Link for Telecommunications in the Middle East
With a number of infrastructure contracts worth millions of US dollars the Iraqi telecommunications market is experiencing massive growth, making Iraq a pivotal geographical link for telecommunications in the Middle East. Iraq will become an important communications bridge joining the region with Europe and Asia.
According the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission there are now approximately 23 million mobile phone subscribers in the country. The Iraqi Minister of Communications H.E. Mohammed T Allawi stated “the ministry will aim to boost fixed-line phone penetration and internet reach to 25 percent within the five years, through a $3 Billion development project and has allocated $500 million to spend on the telecoms industry this year.”
Iraq Telecoms 2011 will take place next week between the 25-26 October 2011 at the Ritz Carlton in Istanbul proving to be the leading event of its kind year on year, this two day conference provides telecoms operators, service providers, network providers, ISPs and WLL operators from around the global with key industry updates and knowledge along with unique networking opportunities.
The conference agenda will outline Iraq’s massive investment opportunities, while providing updates on regulatory management, infrastructure issues, last mile access, internet and broadband penetration and the growth of fixed and mobile operations.
With the full support and backing of the Ministry of Communications, the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission, the Iraqi Parliament and the Kurdistan Ministry of Communications, Iraq Telecoms 2011 will open with an address from H.E. Mohammed Tawfik Allawi and will bring together over 300 decision makers and industry experts along with 36 expert speakers, proving to be a key instrument in setting the Iraqi telecommunications roadmap.
Iraq Telecoms 2011 presents an important opportunity for the industry to join major companies operating within the Iraqi telecommunications and IT industry, sponsors to date include: Asiacell, CDN, Zain, Nokia Siemens Networks, Huawei, O3b Networks, Korek, Arabsat, DragonWave, Ericsson, Silkroad Group, Zhone, Eutelsat, PCCW Global, Technology Partners, Kalimat, Alcatel Lucent, Yahsat, SES and Talia