3G UMTS Frequency Bands
Asiacell is the oldest mobile carrier operating in Iraq. The company began operations in 2000 in Iraqi-Kurdistan, expanding nationwide in 2005. The company listed 25% of its equity on the Iraqi Stock Exchange (ISX) in 2013 with symbol TASC, but operates as a subsidiary of Ooredoo who holds approximately 30% stake in the company.
Asiacell provides 2G GSM services over the 900 MHz band, and launched 3G UMTS (HSPA+) over B1 (2100 MHz) in January 2015. The company reports coverage of over 99% of the Iraqi population, however the network has been suspended in parts of Mosul, Salahaldin, Anbar, and Tikrit, following seizures and infrastructure damage by Da’esh (Islamic State).