New video call service qualifies good competitive position

The agent of the Japanese company in Iraq, Kifah Abdul Sattar, said today that a good marketing and competitive position has been obtained within the Iraqi market.

“This project brings great benefits to the country on various technical, economic, social and international levels,” he said. “The latest Japanese technology will be in Iraq through this project.”

“At the international level, the index, called the International Telecommunication Union (ICT), or the so-called communications lines, is making Iraq at an advanced stage,” he said.

He noted that “the density of communication lines is a measure of the United Nations and the International Telecommunication Institute to the prosperity of the country.”


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The reasons for poor Internet service

The Ministry of Communications, on Wednesday, attributed the reasons for the weakness of the Internet service throughout Iraq to the technical staff of the ministry to connect the optical cable in Iraq, likely to end the link at the end of June.

“The reasons for the weakness of the Internet service throughout Iraq is due to the technical staff of the ministry to connect the optical cable in Iraq,” ministry spokesman Hazem Mohammad Ali said in a press statement.

He added that “the optical cable project contains important services for the citizen, most notably the visual and audio communication, as well as a package of encrypted channels.”

He pointed out that “the project has many economic, security and technical benefits,” likely to “end the linkage at the end of June.”


Agency News

Iraq exceeded 1000 tons in the export of liquid gas for the first time in its history

Minister of Oil Jabbar Allaibi on Thursday said that Iraq has exceeded the threshold of 1,000 tons in the export of gas for the first time ever.

“The export rate for the first time in Iraq exceeds 1,000 tons of liquid gas and the capacitors exceed 14,000 tons per day,” Al-Luaibi told a news conference during the opening of the liquid gas unit in the southern refineries.

He added that “the unit of liquid gas in the refineries of the South will operate 200 tons per day of liquid gas to add to the national production capacity and reach the threshold of 6000 thousand tons a day,” stressing that “the gas sector has seen qualitative leaps and accelerated and will be opened during the coming period other projects”.

“Major achievements have been made in the oil, extractive sectors and in the infrastructure, transformation and distribution sectors,” al-Luaibi said, expressing the hope that “these achievements will be in the interest of the Iraqi people.”


Alghad Press

Marlink to build unique hybrid digital network solution with local partners in Iraq

Global satcom specialist Marlink, UK-based service integrator Defaultroute and Iraqi Internet service provider Abr Al Manara have joined forces to deliver a groundbreaking hybrid digital connectivity service resulting in a multi-million US dollar contract for a major Iraqi oil & gas company.

Overcoming the challenges of poor terrestrial infrastructure, the partners will seamlessly integrate Marlink’s Terralink VSAT service with MEO satellite services in addition to fibre Internet connectivity. The hybrid digital network approach provides levels of redundancy and service available not seen before in Iraq, with the end-customer enjoying a near-100% SLA for always-on connectivity.

Harnessing the power of Marlink’s extensive global network, the integration of Marlink’s advanced Terralink VSAT services within the sophisticated hybrid digital network enables the partnership to deliver unmatched high-speed connectivity.

As the Service Integration partner, Defaultroute’s Quality Assurance and Service Delivery Management expertise will ensure smooth running of all aspects of the network, working closely with Marlink to deliver high bandwidth on Terralink VSAT that will support end-users in Iraq to develop a more collaborative work environment through connectivity.

The hybrid digital network creates the platform for more digitalisation of commercial and industrial operations in Iraq, with provision of high bandwidth for a variety of applications including logistics operations, safety & security with surveillance and remote monitoring, and emergency response.

Defaultroute will co-operate with Abr Al Manara on delivery of the MEO satellite services and fibre connectivity part of the network. Abr Al Manara operates 70% of the commercially available MEO satellite bandwidth over Iraq and is able to provide in-country compliance, licensing and logistics due in part to its eight-year partnership with Alsalam State Company / the Ministry of Communication.

“Defaultroute set out nine months ago to bring together key partners that were aligned with our quality standards and could be open and flexible with us to ensure that we could give our customers the best possible service,” said Vince Davies, Defaultroute. “Our partnerships help to provide ‘Peace of mind’ to the customer regarding quality and compliance while ensuring we can deliver the best technical solution for the most reliable service.”

“A big part of the success of this joint venture is the mutual understanding between the partners when it comes to operating together within the complex Compliance and Licensing laws in Iraq. Abr Al Manara and its parent company have been operating in Iraq since 1976 so we know this better than anyone. We believe this is just as important as the technology we bring together as partners,” said Michael Iwanow, COO Abr Al Manara.

“Our partnership with Defaultroute and Abr Al Manara is the foundation for delivery of the fastest, most reliable Internet connectivity available in southern Iraq. Terralink VSAT adds significantly to the value proposition as it provides the most stable bandwidth and redundancy for the development of hybrid digital networks in the region,” said Danny Côté, President Enterprise, Marlink.

For further information, please contact:
Knut Natvig, Marlink
T: +47 48 030 911


Iraq calls on Germany to release frozen funds in some of its banks and the opening of its consulate in Basra

Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari called on Germany to release its frozen funds in some of its banks, and called for the opening of its consulate in the province of Basra.

“We have demanded the release of frozen Iraqi funds in German banks,” Jaafari told a news conference with his German counterpart Ziegmar Gabriel.

“The support provided by Germany is not small, both financially and logistically, and Germany has stood by the issues demanded by Iraq to strengthen its position in the United Nations. We highly value this, but because the confrontation with the terrorist gangs is not limited and the sabotage capability has threatened not only Iraq Syria is threatening the Middle East and the world, and its danger is large and wide, so we need support.”

“While we thank Germany for its support, we look forward to doubling its support for Iraq at all levels, both financial and military, as well as supporting Iraqi positions at the United Nations,” he said.

Jaafari pointed out that the various military forces all united their position under the command of the commander of the Iraqi armed forces Haider Abadi, all fighting under one tent and achieved victories respected by the world, and the security process in Iraq progress but do not eliminate the factor of financial support Iraq is a country rich and multi-resources, The current situation is suffering from a decline in the financial budget due to the drop in oil prices and the high costs of the war.

“Germany fought wars in World War I and the second and well appreciated the circumstances of the country that is going through the war,” Jaafari said, noting that “the Iraqis have made every effort to unite the Iraqi situation and we need financial support from friendly countries.”

Jaafari called on Germany “to receive the injured from the security forces for treatment in German hospitals, especially since Germany has a surgical experience according to the wars I and II, which has experienced a very experienced experience in the field of surgical overlap.”

Al-Jaafari expressed his thanks to his German counterpart for visiting Iraq and providing his country with assistance, expressing his hope to exchange visits on an ongoing basis.

For his part, the German foreign minister pointed to “the importance of building the state without corruption with a competent administration and judicial field depends on it, and these steps are important for the development of Iraq and without it will not come investors to him.”

“We have provided Iraq with a total of one billion euros since 2014 and now we are doing a lot of things for Iraq. In the context of the reconstruction of Iraq, we have provided an unconditional 5 billion euro loan,” he said.

He pointed out that “it is not enough only to provide money to Iraq, the restoration of stability is linked to the reforms that the government seeks to implement and must be implemented.”

“Our discussions today have not focused on Germany strengthening its military efforts in Iraq. Our main efforts are focused on rebuilding the country and providing jobs in the future,” he said.

“The media is talking about military efforts only, but we provide assistance, we train the Iraqi security forces, and this is the role we play here alongside Iraq,” he said. “As far as fighting terrorism is concerned, life is without a better excuse.”

“After the liberation of Mosul, security can be restored by providing opportunities for the population and we should not focus solely on the security aspect,” he said. “The Iraqi army is making great sacrifices to protect the civilians it uses as a human shield.

“The financial loan provided to Iraq two years ago is worth 500 million euros. It has not been used. It should be used first before providing additional funds for the reconstruction of schools, vocational training, infrastructure and encouraging people to return home.”

The German Foreign Minister Ziegmar Gabriel arrived today in Baghdad and met with President Fuad Masum and Speaker of Parliament Salim al-Jubouri.


Euphrates News

Prime Minister arrives in Mosul

Prime Minister’s Office announced the arrival of the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Haider Abadi to the city of Mosul to inspect the operational units.

Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi, headquarters of the security forces on the west side of the city of Mosul.

A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, received by the agency {Euphrates News}, a copy of it, Abadi “inspected the headquarters of heroes in the anti-terrorism and the ninth division and the federal police and the popular crowd.”


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The Central Bank announces the sale of 802 billion dinars of national bonds

The central bank announced on Tuesday the sale of 802 billion dinars of national bonds launched in early April, indicating that the bonds are paid in annual coupons for two years.

The bank said in a statement received “the sale of the amount of 802 billion and 150 million dinars of national bonds that were launched on behalf of the Ministry of Finance at nominal value beginning of April,” noting that “the remaining of the issuances is 197 billion and 850 Million dinars the end of the sale period will be until the second of May.”

“The issued bonds have five categories, including 100,000, 250,000, 500,000, 1,000,000, 5,000,000 dinars and one trillion dinars at an interest rate of 8%,” the bank said. “The bonds are paid in annual coupons for two years and are payable from Before the Ministry of Finance on the second of April 2019. ”

On April 2, 2017, the Central Bank issued national bonds on behalf of the Ministry of Finance in the amount of one trillion dinars in order to finance the deficit in Iraq’s general budget due to the drop in oil prices globally.



Rafidain Bank declares its readiness to cooperate with investment companies for the establishment of residential complexes in Iraq

Rafidain Bank on Tuesday announced its readiness to cooperate with investment companies for the purpose of establishing residential complexes in the country and the granting of loans to citizens to purchase housing units in those projects executed by them so as to contribute to solving the housing crisis.

The Information Office of the bank called in a statement, it was reported to Twilight News, investment companies to provide all the investment project, which is intended to establish housing requirements and then make disclosure on the project by the General Administration of the Bank and to make sure then that there is no sign mortgage or reservation on the project to anyone he said, adding that the bank will be allocated to certain branches of the granting of loans to citizens to buy those housing units.


Twilight News

Optical Access Network launched

Ministry of Communications today officially launched access optical network

The Minister of Communications Hassan Kazem Al – Rashed in a speech during the opening ceremony, “said the project, funded by the Japanese loan contains a lot of services, including visual communication “sound and image” and the Internet, high – speed range of encrypted TV channels.

Service between Al – Rashed: “The project is the core of the rest of the projects provided by the Ministry and has economic and security importance, and that all the provinces will include this project except hot areas.”

He commended Dr. Wazzrara the advisers in the presidency in the success of the project and thanked the companies partner to the Ministry of Communications and to all who contributed to the access optical network achievement.

Saluted Al – Rashid the Iraqi army and security forces and the popular crowd, clans and the Peshmerga forces who have shed their blood in the defense of Iraq and preserving the unity of the Iraqi people.

For his part, the Japanese ambassador assured the Iraqi government support in all fields and Japanese government support of Iraq.


National Iraqi News Agency