Tag Archives | Internet

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 […]

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 […]

Tishknet Expands Alepo Partnership

Alepo has announced that Sulaymaniya-based Tishknet has extended its Alepo policy, charging and CRM solution to provide support for its existing WiMAX services in addition to its future LTE network. The announcement follows a partnership agreement signed earlier this year between Tishknet and Alepo for a complete LTE core network. With this project expansion, Tishknet […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Iraq Leads World in Porn Websites

By John Lee. A study by online traffic analysts has found that Iraq hosts the world's highest percentage of pornographic websites. Joint research by Similarweb and The Next Web shows that around 11 percent of sites in the country are X-rated, with Egypt coming in second place with 9 percent, followed by Serbia and Japan […]

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 […]

Investment Opportunities in Iraqi Fiber Networks

By John Lee. The General Company of Post and Communications has announced that it intends to offer "huge investment opportunities" in the provision of optical fiber networks. AIN reports that the investment opportunities, running to billions of dollars, aim to take advantage of the geographic location of Iraq as a route for information and communications […]

Iraq Completes Submarine Cable Project

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Communications says a submarine cable project linking Iraq with other countries has been completed. The deputy minister of communications, Ameer al-Bayyati, told Al-Shorfa that the two-year, $36-million project, was completed by Gulf Bridge International, and will provide internet, telephone and television services at lower prices and with higher […]

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 […]

HRW: "Iraq Cybercrimes Law Violates Free Speech"

A new draft law on information technology crimes would restrict free speech in violation of international law and poses a severe threat to journalists, whistleblowers, and peaceful activists, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The pending law includes vague provisions that would allow Iraqi authorities to harshly punish expression they decide constitutes […]