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Cisco Helps Rebuild Iraqi National Backbone

US-based internet technology company Cisco has announced its role in restoring and rebuilding the Iraqi National Backbone, a multi-layer IP and optical network that spans the long terrestrial route from Iraq to Turkey. The Iraqi National Backbone is a joint venture between Symphony and EarthLink JLT, reaching most major Iraqi cities. It will be available […]

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 […]

IS Bans Internet in Mosul

By John Lee. The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to the internet for residents of Mosul. But according to local sources, the ISPs still have to provide services to specific IS headquarters across the city, so online activities can be easier monitored by the […]

Iraq Shuts Down Internet Again

By John Lee. Iraq has turned off its internet yet again to coincide with student exams, according to a report from The Register. Authorities have instructed all ISPs to shut off the internet for specific three-hour blocks, the latest happening early on Thursday. The country-wide shutdown has prompted fierce criticism from groups both within and […]

ISIS Bans Satellite TV, Hunts Down Internet Users

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. ISIS Bans Satellite TV In Mosul, Hunts Down Internet Users The Islamic State has issued orders banning satellite TV because it spreads false news. They’re also demanding all Internet users’ […]

Asiacell selects Ericsson for Transmission Backbone Contract

Ericsson and Asiacell have partnered in a network deal to transform Asiacell’s transmission backbone infrastructure in Iraq, reports Telecompaper. This project enables Asiacell to secure the required technology and capacity to cater for the increased demand for data traffic and improve customer experiences in Iraq in the coming five years. Ericsson collaborated with Asiacell in […]

MEOSAT Iraq Service is Live

MEOSAT has announced that its O3b system is live and operational, delivering uninterrupted network service to Southern Iraq. Oilfields enabled by digital technologies provide the highest ROI and have the greatest potential to reduce risk, optimize production and contribute to higher operational efficiency for Oil & Gas operators. This is made ever more relevant and […]

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 […]

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 […]