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CMC revives complaint against Zain Iraq

6 Apr 2016

Iraqi telecoms watchdog the Communication and Media Commission (CMC) has revived a complaint against mobile operator Zain involving the unauthorised sale of SIM cards, Reuters reports, citing a statement by Zain to the Kuwait Stock Exchange. In January 2011 Zain Iraq, the local unit of Kuwaiti telecoms firm Zain Group, was issued a USD100 million fine for allegedly releasing five million SIM cards without regulatory permission. After more than four years of litigation between the two parties, Zain said in June 2015 that the CMC had dropped its legal case. However, a committee at the commission has now raised the issue again and wants to meet with Zain Iraq executives on 13 April, the statement said, adding that the company would attend the meeting and bring documents supporting its position.

Iraq, Communications & Media Commission (CMC) [Iraq], Zain Iraq

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