Iraq internet has first broadband

The connection of the first undersea internet cable serving Iraq promises faster and more reliable broadband in the war-torn nation, says the company behind the project. Gulf Bridge International (GBI), which recently completed a US$445 million (Dh1.63 billion) undersea cable connecting India with Italy via the Gulf and Egypt, said its cable was successfully linked […]

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The connection of the first undersea internet cable serving Iraq promises faster and more reliable broadband in the war-torn nation, says the company behind the project.

Gulf Bridge International (GBI), which recently completed a US$445 million (Dh1.63 billion) undersea cable connecting India with Italy via the Gulf and Egypt, said its cable was successfully linked to Iraq this week.

"This is the first-ever subsea cable to connect Iraq to the world," said Ahmed Mekky, the chief executive of GBI.