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528 Americans Sue Ericsson for allegedly Aiding Terrorism

By John Lee. More than 500 Americans have filed an Anti-Terrorism Act complaint against Swedish telecom company Ericsson for allegedly aiding campaigns of terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria conducted by al-Qaeda, al-Qaeda-in-Iraq, and Islamic State from 2004 through 2022. According to a statement for the legal firm Sparacino PLLC, Ericsson is accused of making […]

Iraqi Journalists Targeted while Covering Protests - RSF

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Iraqi authorities and public to avoid trampling on journalistic freedoms after reporters were targeted while trying to cover the storming of the Iraqi parliament by supporters of Iraq's biggest opposition movement. "In times of political instability and social unrest, the media should not be targeted or become the […]

Zain Iraq's Revenue Increases

By John Lee. Zain Iraq's Q2 2022 revenue grew 4 percent to USD 390 million, and EBITDA grew by 16 percent to USD 168 million, according to the company's results statement for the period. The company also reported an EBITDA margin of 43 percent, with net profit reaching USD 5 million. The operator's customer base […]

Asiacell chooses MCP Insight for Anti-Fraud and Compliance Monitoring

Mobile phone operator Asiacell has selected UK-based MCP Insight to provide their anti-fraud and compliance monitoring solutions for Asiacell's Value Added Services and Direct Carrier Billing services. MCP will be working closely with IQ Services, the Carrier's internal Master Aggregator, who manage all merchants offering services on Asiacell's network. MCP's combined Scanner and Shield solutions […]

Iraq Failing to Protect Intellectual Property Rights

By John Lee. The United States has criticised Iraq, among other countries, for its failure to protect intellectual property rights. In its recently-published 2022 Special 301 Report, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) says stakeholders continue to report notable levels of piracy through Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) and illicit Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) apps in […]

Earthlink to use Nokia solution to improve coverage

Earthlink to use Nokia's GPON solution to improve coverage in Iraq's eight governorates¬† Earthlink Telecommunications will use the Nokia solution over eight governorates/provinces in the country with high-speed and quality fixed access services to over 1.5 million subscribers, as part of one of the largest Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) projects awarded in the country. Earthlink will use […]

Discussion on Digital Rights and Digital Security in Iraq

UNAMI and Iraqi Network for Social Media hold roundtable discussion on digital rights and digital security in Baghdad UNAMI, in cooperation with the Iraqi Network for Social Media (INSM), organized a roundtable on digital rights and digital security in Baghdad on Tuesday. This provided for the first time a platform for dialogue among Iraqi authorities, […]