Press Releases

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Zain Iraq announces senior management changes

March 31, 2015

Zain Iraq announces senior management changes

Zain Group announces that Wael Ghanayem, Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Zain Iraq will return to Zain Group to become part of the Group’s executive leadership team in implementing its new strategic direction of transforming into an integrated digital mobile operator. In addition, Mr. Ghanayem will continue to support Zain Iraq, the country’s leading mobile operator, as an advisor to the mobile operator’s Board of Directors.

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In partnership with Zain and ALJCI: 75 teams qualify to next round of the MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition

March 18, 2015

In partnership with Zain and ALJCI: 75 teams qualify to next round of the MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition

The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Pan Arab region, in partnership with Zain Group and Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI) , announced that a total of 75 teams from 15 countries have qualified for the next round of the prestigious MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Arab Startup Competition, with the final winners ceremony now confirmed to be held at the Symphony Style Hotel, Kuwait on 20 April 2015.

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A first in Kuwait: Zain launches ‘Microsoft Office 365’ innovative solutions

March 17, 2015

A first in Kuwait: Zain launches ‘Microsoft Office 365’ innovative solutions

Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, announced the launch of Microsoft Office 365 innovative solutions to its corporate customers in cooperation with Vodafone. The offering is a software service providing cutting-edge productivity applications and communication services to Enterprises and SME. The launch of these new innovative solutions strengthens Zain’s leading position as a unified communications provider in Kuwait and across the region.

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Zain Group joins REFUNITE, the International Rescue Committee and Ericsson to Use Mobile Technology to Reconnect Separated Families in South Sudan

March 12, 2015

Zain Group joins REFUNITE, the International Rescue Committee and Ericsson to Use Mobile Technology to Reconnect Separated Families in South Sudan

Zain Group announces that it has joined Refugees United (REFUNITE), the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) in launching a pilot project in South Sudan, which empowers separated families to search for their missing loved ones through a mobile phone. The Family Reconnection Project leverages simple mobile technology in support of the 1.4 million people who are internally displaced in South Sudan.

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Zain Group Chairman and CEO discuss expansion of 4G coverage with Lebanon Telecom Minister in Barcelona

March 11, 2015

Zain Group Chairman and CEO discuss expansion of 4G coverage with Lebanon Telecom Minister in Barcelona

Zain Group, a leading telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces the holding of fruitful discussions between the Group Chairman, Asaad Al Banwan, Group CEO, Scott Gegenheimer, Touch Lebanon CEO Wassim Mansour and the Minister of Telecommunications in Lebanon, Boutros Harb and several ministry officials during the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Zain Group joins Etisalat UAE SmartHub to accelerate global Internet offering

March 11, 2015

Zain Group joins Etisalat UAE SmartHub to accelerate global Internet offering

Zain Group, a leading telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces a strategic agreement with Etisalat UAE, to participate in Etisalat’s SmartHub, the region’s largest capacity, content, Internet and data hub in the Middle East.

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Zain partners with datamena to bring higher quality connectivity for customers

March 10, 2015

Zain partners with datamena to bring higher quality connectivity for customers

Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator across eight markets in the Middle East and Africa, has announced a new collaboration with datamena, the carrier neutral data centre and connectivity platform based in the UAE and serving the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

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Zain Group to extend GSMA’s Mobile Connect digital identity initiative across the Middle East

March 08, 2015

Zain Group to extend GSMA’s Mobile Connect digital identity initiative across the Middle East

Zain Group has confirmed that it will develop Mobile Connect services across the region in cooperation with other regional operators. The GSMA’s Mobile Connect service enables customers to create and manage a universal identity that will securely authenticate them and allow them to safely access mobile and digital services such as e-commerce, banking, health and digital entertainment, as well as e-government portals, via their mobile phones.

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Zain Group joins forces with neXgen Group to take advantage of the smart city revolution in region

March 03, 2015

Zain Group joins forces with neXgen Group to take advantage of the smart city revolution in region

Zain Group announces a strategic collaboration with neXgen Group, a leading smart city advisory and consulting services provider based in the UAE. The cooperation will see both entities join forces in advising governments and mega real estate developers in facilitating the deployment of smart city solutions across the region.

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Zain Group's Ordinary General Assembly held, 2014 Annual Report now available online

February 24, 2015

Zain Group's Ordinary General Assembly held, 2014 Annual Report now available online

Zain Group’s Ordinary General Assembly Meeting was held on 24 February 2015, at the company’s Head Office premises in Shuwaikh, Kuwait. The Meeting saw the presence of 70.5% of shareholders and among many items discussed at the Ordinary General Assembly Meeting included the approval of a 40% cash dividend of the nominal value per share (40 fils per share) for the financial year ended 31 December 2014 to shareholders registered on the company records as at the general assembly date of 24 February, 2014.

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Zain Jordan first in Kingdom to launch 4G LTE high-speed services

February 15, 2015

Zain Jordan first in Kingdom to launch 4G LTE high-speed services

Zain Group announces that its operation in Jordan officially launched 4G LTE services on 14 February, 2015, making it the first and only operator in the Kingdom to do so. The launch marks the 5th country that Zain has launched 4G LTE services across the region and the ninth country to introduce the technology in the Arab world.

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HRH Prince of Wales visits Zain Innovation Campus in Jordan to support country’s youth

February 09, 2015

HRH Prince of Wales visits Zain Innovation Campus in Jordan to support country’s youth

Zain Group announces the visit of His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales to the Zain Innovation Campus (ZINC) in Jordan on Sunday, 8 February to attend “Learning from Experience”, an event based on the theme of ‘Giving the Next Generation A Hand into Work’. HRH was accompanied by the British Minister for International Development. This one-off event brought together 70 talented Jordanian youth from across UK-funded programs, which offer world class training opportunities that help get them into productive employment. The event was hosted by Zain Jordan and jointly delivered by the British Embassy in Amman and the King Abdullah II Fund for Development .

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Planning for future: Zain holds first Digital & Innovation Forum in Jordan

February 08, 2015

Planning for future: Zain holds first Digital & Innovation Forum in Jordan

Zain Group announces the successful conclusion of its first ever Digital Innovation Forum, which was predominantly held at Zain Jordan’s Innovation Campus (ZINC) in Amman last week. The Forum saw participants from Zain Group and all operating company’s strategy, commercial and technical departments discussing future strategies and opportunities in the global digital space.

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Zain to participate in 2015 EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour

February 07, 2015

Zain to participate in 2015 EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour

Zain Group announces its participation in the 2015 EFG Sailing Arabia-The Tour (SATT) competition, the Gulf region’s leading offshore race organized by Oman Sail. Zain has partnered with global technology provider Huawei and global law firm Clifford Chance to race a high performance fully branded racing yacht - a ‘Farr 30’- that will carry the logos of all three partners. The 700 nautical-mile sailing route will start in Muscat, Oman on 15 February, pass through Sohar, Ras Al Khaimah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, and will end in Manama, Bahrain on 26 February.

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Zain Group generated revenues of USD 4.3 billion, and recorded net income of USD 685 million for full-year 2014

February 01, 2015

Zain Group generated revenues of USD 4.3 billion, and recorded net income of USD 685 million for full-year 2014

Zain Group announces its consolidated financial results for the year 2014 and fourth quarter ended 31 December. For full-year 2014 the Group generated revenues of USD 4.3 billion and recorded net income of USD 685 million. Zain served 44.3 million customers at the end of the period, and is the market leader by customer base in six of its eight operations.

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