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Founded in 1983 as Mobile Telecommunications Company, Zain was the first mobile telecommunications operator in the Middle East. Today, the Kuwaiti-headquartered group provides telecommunications services across seven countries – Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Bahrain, Sudan and South Sudan – and has 48 million active customers.

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#40 /150
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44.5 /100
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Ownership structure
24% Kuwait Investment Authority; 22% Oman Telecommunications; 5% Nohoudh Development Trading & Contracting Company; 49% publicly listed
Fiscal year
Ends 31 December
Group revenue
US$5,313 million (FY2020)
Group employees
6,976 (FY2020)

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