Subsea cable to bring high-speed internet to Iraq

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's operator said on Monday. The network, expected to be fully operational by the end of the year, consists of a 13,000 […]

Regan Doherty reports for Reuters:

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's operator said on Monday.

The network, expected to be fully operational by the end of the year, consists of a 13,000 km (8,078 miles) undersea cable system that will link all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as well as Iran and Iraq, with onward connections to Sicily and India.