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Propaganda Wars in Mosul

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It’s All Lies: How Propaganda Wars in Extremist-Controlled Mosul, Iraq, are Being Fought From the very beginning of its prominence in Iraq, it has been very obvious that the leaders […]

BIC Welcomes Meosat

The Basra Industrial Community (BIC) has welcomed MEOSAT as a new resident company. Residents of BIC now have access to the fastest, most secure and most stable high-speed satelite internet in southern Iraq. MEOSAT is the only active authorized distributor of O3B in Iraq and has just completed testing. O3B provides high-speed internet via a system […]

Zain Iraq Shares Jump on ISX Debut

By Simon Kent. Zain Iraq is now listed on the Baghdad stock exchange, some 4 years after the company was required to do so under the terms of their market entry to Iraq, Reuters reports. Analysts such as Hassan Aldahan, chairman of Baghdad investment company Bain Alnahrain, explained that the 50% rise on share value was artificially […]

Regulator Drops $100m Zain Fine

By John Lee. Iraq’s Communication and Media Commission (CMC) has scrapped a $100-million fine imposed on mobile phone operator Zain Iraq. The telecom watchdog had claimed that Zain Iraq sold mobile phone SIM cards without its permission. Reuters reports that a CMC committee considering the case decided not to impose the fine. (Source: Reuters) (Dollars […]

Zain Iraq to start Trading soon on ISX

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Zain Iraq will list on the Baghdad Stock Exchange (ISX) on 23rd June. Under the terms of its 15-year licence awarded in 2007, the company, along with Iraq’s two other mobile phone firms, was required to float at least a quarter of its shares on the ISX by August […]

Nina-Iraq Magazine Victim of Cyber Attack

Nina-iraq has been hacked. This is not a simple sabotage. In a hacking attempt similar to the one that saw data being stripped from the US government a few days ago the entire server of this leading, bilingual Iraqi magazine has been corrupted, bringing down many other sites also. Nina has been fending off constant […]

Minister Orders Cheaper Internet Access

By John Lee. The Minister of Communications, Hassan Rashid [Kazem Hassan Rashed] (pictured), has reportedly ordered a reduction in the cost of internet services, to make them more accessible to all segments of society. Shafaaq News also report that the Ministry of Communications has completed an optical fibre project to provide high-speed internet access in Babil […]

Restrata wins $1.2m Network Deal

Restrata has been awarded a $1.2 million dollar (1.4 billion Iraqi dinar) contract to deploy a new managed internet network across six locations in Iraq, including West Qurna 2 Oilfield, Baghdad, Basra Central and Iraq Energy City. This new managed network enables Restrata to provide their clients with IP connectivity required to access bandwidth-hungry services […]