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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 […]

India's Reliance Globalcom sets up Iraq Subsea Broadband Link

By John Lee. India's Reliance Globalcom, the underseas cable unit of Reliance Communications, has said it has launched a joint venture with the Iraqi Telecommunications and Post Company (ITPC) that substantially expands the country's broadband and telecommunications links to the outside world. By activating the Al-Faw Cable Landing Station (CLS), the venture will connect Iraq […]

Undersea Cable Network to Upgrade Iraq's Links

Reuters reports that Qatar-based Gulf Bridge International (GBI) is completing the final stages of a submarine cable network that will give Iraq fast, reliable connections to other parts of the world for the first time. The network, expected to be fully operational by the end of the year, consists of a 13,000 km (8,078 miles) […]

Kufa Uni Signs Broadband Agreement with Omnnea

In a move to enrich Kufa University's educational and research activities, Kufa University president Dr. Abdul Razzak Al-Issa signed a broadband service agreement with Omnnea. The broadband service will be used to allow both Kufa University faculty and students to conduct research, hold video conferencing and to utilize e-learning curriculum. Dr. Al-Issa stated, "One of […]

New Fiber-Optic Broadband for Amara

The Maysan Communications Department has embarked on a project to set up a fiber-optic communications network in the city of al-Amara, according to a report from Aswat al-Iraq. “Engineers and technicians in the department started works on a project to build a high-quality fiber-optic communications network,” Ali Mahmoud, head of the department, told the agency. […]

New Wireless Internet Access for Sulaimaniyah, Mosul and Kirkuk

A new wireless broadband network is to be launched in Iraq by Fanoos Telecom. Fanoos will begin deployment of the WiMAX network in Sulaimaniyah, Mosul and Kirkuk, using the existing tower infrastructure from AsiaCell. Rollout is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The network will address both the residential and enterprise […]

Anbar to Provide Affordable Internet Services to its Citizens

The Anbar Investment Commission said on Tuesday said that it plans to provide internet services to its citizens at affordable prices. Arkan Khalaf al-Tarmouz, the chairman of the committee, told AKnews that the investment project will provide a high-speed internet service at a cost of $70 per month [82,000 Iraqi dinars], eventually falling to 10,000 […]

Skype Eyes Strong Growth In Mideast, Africa

Voice-over-internet phone provider Skype is eyeing strong growth in the Middle East, a region with a young population and rising internet penetration, the group's regional head said Tuesday. Rouzbeh Pasha, the regional head of the Luxembourg-based company for the Middle East and Africa said the group, which offers free internet phone calls, is to open […]

Itisaluna to Provide Communications and Internet Services in Baghdad

Itisaluna announced the launch of communication services in Baghdad, after achieving success in service communication in southern provinces. Company director, Louay Al malaka, said in a press conference held in Baghdad, on Tuesday, that the company is based on the growing importance in the telecommunications sector from all aspects and the need to achieve progress […]