Zain Iraq is a mobile phone operator in Iraq owned by the Zain group.
The company was formed in December 2007 after Zain purchased Iraqna from Orascom Telecom for US$1.2 billion, and merged it with its existing Iraqi operator MTC Atheer.
Iraqna launched operations in Iraq in December 2003, after the fall of Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq, then with an exclusive license to provide mobile telephony services in Iraq’s central region.
Zain (Arabic: زين), is a mobile telecommunication company based in Kuwait, founded in 1983 as Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC), and was later rebranded 'Zain' in 2007.
Zain operates in 24 countries, 8 of them are in the Middle east, and 15 countries in Africa. It's employees are estimated 15,000 as of June 30, 2009.
Additionally, Zain owns 31% of Wana Telecom in Morocco through a joint venture.