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Education for E-commerce and Digital Literacy

Address by Dr Victoria Lindsay, British Council Country Director for Iraq, to the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC)‘s International Tech Conference in Baghdad: The fourth Industrial Revolution underway and it is technology changing the world and the way we live. Globalization means it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore developments such as automation, artificial intelligence, […]

Zain Iraq introduces Purchase Solution via Facebook

Zain Iraq becomes first operator in the Middle East to introduce purchase solution via Facebook Zain Iraq, the country’s largest mobile operator by customer numbers, announces the introduction of a solution that enables customers to purchase offers via their Facebook app, making it the first operator in the Middle East to provide this functionality, and […]

Tribalco Wins $14m Iraq Contract

By John Lee. Tribalco LLC, Bethesda, Maryland, has been awarded a $14,425,217 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Iraq) contract for computer hardware, services and MEMEX software. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Bethesda, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of May 22, 2020. (Source: US Dept of Defense)

IBBC holds Iraq’s First Int’l Tech Conference in Baghdad

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held Iraq’s first International Tech Conference in Baghdad at the Babylon Rotana Baghdad Hotel on 30 April, hosting government ministers, private industry, entrepreneurs, investors, and representatives from the leading UK and Iraq Tech companies. The purpose of the Conference was to drive confidence, investment and awareness of the power […]

Zain Iraq sees 77% Growth in Net Income

By John Lee. Zain Iraq has posted a growth in net income of 77 percent. In its results statement for Q1 2019, the company said: “Zain Iraq performed exceptionally well in Q1 2019 when compared to the corresponding three-month period in 2018, with revenue reaching USD 262 million, and EBITDA having reached USD 109 million, […]

Sandoog wins Iraq Start-up Championship

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Iraqi tech start-up Sandoog has won the Iraq round of Arabnet‘s Start-up Championship. The company aims to solve local logistical issues using an e-logistics solution that allows merchants to send, track and manage their deliveries, invoices and customer base anywhere in Iraq. As part of the IBBC (Iraq Britain Business Council) Tech […]

Kuwaiti Company granted Iraqi Telecom Licence

By John Lee. Kuwait’s Qualitynet is reported to have been granted a licence to provide internet, telecommunications and satellite services in Iraq. According to CommsMEA, the move makes it the first Kuwaiti telecommunications service provider to win a service licence in the country. Said Qualitynet CEO Mohammed Nizar Al-Nusif is quoted as saying: “Winning this […]

Iraq may Ban some Video Games

By John Lee. Iraq is reportedly considering banning several popular video games over fears that they encourage violence and crime. MP Sami’a Ghulab, who chairs the Parliamentary Committee on Culture, Information, Tourism, and Archaeology, is quoted as saying that games such as Fortnite, Apex Legends and PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) are “affecting the social, psychological and educational […]

Regulator “Blocks calls” to Korek Customers

By John Lee. Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission (CMC) has reportedly ordered operators to block calls between their customers and Korek users in a dispute over number portability. According to Rudaw, the regulator told mobile network providers that Erbil-based Korek had failed to meet its “contractual obligations” to allow customers to keep their phone number […]

Govt denies Cutting Internet during Exams

By John Lee. Iraqi media reported on Thursday that an agreement was signed between the Iraqi Ministries of Education and Communication to cut internet service during the period of the next “ministerial examinations” (sic). The Ministry of Communications denies the reports, adding that it wishes to assure the Iraqi public that there is no intention […]

“Draconian” Cybercrimes Law threatens Freedom of Expression

A new cybercrimes law that would impose heavy prison sentences and hefty fines against peaceful critics who express themselves online would be a devastating setback for freedom of expression in Iraq, Amnesty International has said. The organization has highlighted its serious concern over the draft “Law on Information Technology Crimes” in an open letter signed […]

First IoT Competition for Iraqi University Students

By John Lee. Zain Iraq and Ericsson have announced an Internet of Things (IoT) competition for university students in Iraq. The first-of-its-kind competition will run for six weeks during which the students are invited to present use cases to address the possibilities of 5G-IoT and industry digitalization and ultimately capture their full business potential. The […]