Tag Archives | Internet penetration

Taif eWallet shakes up Iraqi finance

By Robert Tollast Recently, a friend at Fikra Space, the pioneering Iraqi hackerspace group, emailed me some news that could have far reaching effects in Iraq. On the face of it, it probably seems like a fairly mundane development. Ideal Payments, the electronic payment providers, have partnered with Belgium based Monniz and Iraq’s Taif Money […]

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 […]

Iraq Authorises 3G Licenses

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has announced that it will shortly offer licenses to mobile operators to give customers 3G internet service, AFP reports. The colossal increase in mobile phone ownership in Iraq post 2003 has been one of the notable developments in the country, a nation which still has a highly limited fixed-line network. Mobile […]