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New Satellite Broadband Service for Iraq

A new low-cost satellite broadband service will be launched across Iraq and Afghanistan as Belgium’s SatADSL, a provider of professional VSAT services via satellite, and UK-based Talia agreed to expand their long-term partnership. The two companies’ current agreement lets SatADSL link directly to Talia’s teleport to provide services across the whole of Africa, with Talia’s […]

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Free Satellite Internet “Soon”

By John Lee. Plans are reportedly progressing to launch a free ka-band satellite broadband service in Iraq in the second quarter of 2018. UK-based Quika promises the world’s first entirely free high-speed satellite internet for consumers in developing countries. Its free plan will be funded by paid-for services for enterprises and internet providers. According to […]

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Icflix launches Streaming in Iraq

TBI Vision reports that Middle East subscription video-on-demand service Icflix is being launched in Iraq through a partnership with mobile telco Asiacell. Both prepaid and postpaid Asiacell customers will be able to subscribe to the icflix library of content for a monthly fee of 10,000 IQD (US$8.56), a weekly fee of IQD4,000 or a daily […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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m2fx partners with Hevek for Fiber Optic

By John Lee. Fiber optic company m2fx has announced a new partnership with Hevek Company, expanding distribution of its products into Iraq for the first time. Hevek Company will provide customers with m2fx’s full product range, including its tough yet flexible range of pushable fiber cables, lightweight aerial solutions and microducts for Fiber to the […]

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New Iraq Broadband Route expected This Year

By John Lee. IQ Networks, a wholesale internet provider based in Sulaymaniya, expects to open a $100-million (120-billion-Iraqi-dinar) broadband cable from Turkey to Iraq’s Gulf coast by the end of this year. Reuters reports that, after spending an extra $30 million to replace lines and equipment overrun by Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL), the company […]

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EarthLink chooses Level 3

Level 3 Communications has announced it has been selected by internet and communication solutions provider, EarthLink Telecommunications — the largest Internet Service Provider in Iraq — to provide the secure global connectivity needed to support enterprise customers from EarthLink’s Middle East location. EarthLink’s 400-plus points of presence enable its customers to communicate in its local market. Yet the company faced the challenge […]

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NYNEX Extends Broadband Coverage

NYNEX satellite OHG, a leading VSAT systems operator and integrator, has grown its capacity contract with Avanti Communications to extend satellite broadband coverage across Iraq and Syria. Following the successful deployment to Afghanistan and Libya over the last two years via Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite, the latest contract extension will enable NYNEX to target professional […]

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Mobile Miracles – Educational Vision

Madeleine White is a capacity building specialist and Editor-in-Chief of nina-iraq.com In the last few weeks Nina has run three major interviews. We have spoken to Iraqi civil society leader and global Vital Voices winner Suaad Allami, women’s rights activist and MP Mayson Damaluji as well as Kurdish politician and business leader Parwen Babaker. All […]

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Football Star Eyes Iraq Broadband Business

By John Lee. The broadband company belonging to former Irish international soccer player and Sunderland boss Niall Quinn (pictured) is reported to be considering entering the Iraq market. The Irish Independent reports that his company, QSat, has formed a partnership with another Irish company, Altobridge, that could take it into Iraq, where Altobridge already provides […]

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India’s Reliance Globalcom sets up Iraq Subsea Broadband Link

By John Lee. India’s Reliance Globalcom, the underseas cable unit of Reliance Communications, has said it has launched a joint venture with the Iraqi Telecommunications and Post Company (ITPC) that substantially expands the country’s broadband and telecommunications links to the outside world. By activating the Al-Faw Cable Landing Station (CLS), the venture will connect Iraq […]

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