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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 […]

Video: Iraq's Internet Blackout Continues

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has been engulfed in violent protests in the past few weeks as soldiers fired live rounds into crowds. But this has only entrenched the protesters' position as they demand a complete overhaul […]

Internet access cut across much of Iraq

Internet access has been cut off across much of Iraq including the capital Baghdad with connectivity falling below 70%, internet blockage observatory NetBlocks said, amid renewed anti-government protests that turned violent and spread nationwide. Earlier on Wednesday social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as messaging application WhatsApp all appeared to be have […]

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 […]

Internet Shuts Down, Fake News Blossoms

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. By Mustafa Habib. Iraqi Internet Shuts Down, Fake News Blossoms During Information Blackout When it came to disinformation, shutting down the Internet to prevent protests in Iraq may have backfired. […]

Internet Shutdowns Cost Iraq $40m/day

By John Lee. An Iraqi government block on internet access is reportedly costing the country $40 million per day in lost business, sales and opportunities. The estimate is from the COST tool, based on the Brookings Institution economic impact methodology for internet shutdowns, using data collected by the NetBlocks internet shutdown observatory in collaboration with […]

Internet Cut "to Stop Protesters Posting Images"

By Amnesty International. Internet Cut to Stop Protesters Posting Images of Security Force Attacks Amnesty International has learned that the Iraqi authorities have disabled internet access shortly before the security forces have attacked - and in some cases killed - people protesting over unemployment and inadequate government services across the south of the country. In […]

Iraq to Shut Down Internet to Stop Exam Cheats

By John Lee. The Iraqi government is reportedly temporarily suspend internet connections across the country to stop school pupils cheating during exams. According to media reports, this is the third consecutive year that this will happen. The internet is expected to be blocked for two hours each morning during the two-week exam period. (Sources: Al […]