Bush White House reluctant referee in Iraqi telecom

Silva, Jeffrey
November 2006
RCR Wireless News;11/27/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 48, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that U.S. President George W. Bush administration efforts to help Iraq create a competitive wireless market and an independent regulatory regime to oversee telecommunication reconstruction are at risk of being undermined by internal political strife in the war-torn country, according to Iraqi and U.S. government sources. A power struggle has broken out between the Iraqi Ministry of Communications and Iraq's National Communications and Media Commission over mobile-phone licensing and telecom policy.


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