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LG opens Biggest Overseas Brand Shop in Iraq

By John Lee.

South Korean electronics maker LG Electronics has reportedly opened its largest overseas brand shop in Iraq.

The two-floor shop covers 870 square meters in the main commercial district of Erbil.

Around 200 government and media officials attended an opening ceremony, according to a report from Nation Multimedia.

(Source: Nation Multimedia)

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Speedcast Awarded VSAT License in Iraq

Speedcast International Limited has announced it has been awarded a VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) license to operate in Iraq through its locally-licensed entity, prompting the completion of a new systems integration project providing managed network services for an international oilfield services group in the country.

The VSAT license is a strict new requirement as of January 2017 for service providers operating in Iraq, which was previously covered under the yearly telecommunications license required to operate communications networks in-country.

Speedcast’s local entity has renewed its general telecommunications license in addition to being awarded the VSAT-specific license, allowing the company to continue to support customers in the region for satellite connectivity as well as other telecommunications and technology services.

“Obtaining the VSAT license is a huge win for us, as it was essential for us to continue providing reliable communications to international customers doing business in Iraq,” said Keith Johnson, EVP, Energy, Speedcast.

“The customer we are supporting for this systems integration project is new to operating in the country and was looking for an experienced international service provider they could trust. Speedcast’s unique experience in providing ruggedized communications equipment and highly reliable services made us a great fit for the environment, which includes extreme temperatures and desert conditions. Being one of the few companies with the license to provide managed satellite communications in-country, Speedcast is able to exceed the customer’s needs with the dependability and professionalism that has made the company a leader in the industry.”

The project scope includes four sites at a major oilfield in southern Iraq, utilising Speedcast’s locally-licensed entity to deliver communications services and 24×7 support. The sites are equipped with terrestrial, microwave and satellite connectivity, CCTV, video conferencing, WAN optimization and a range of IT equipment.

Fiber and microwave serve as the primary connections with satellite providing backup. Terrestrial and VSAT networks were provided together to ensure business continuity for both operator and service contractors, so both drilling and critical business data could be transmitted 100 percent of the time. Under the terms of the agreement, Speedcast will also provide end-user VSAT licenses.

Speedcast’s system integration experience spans 30 years and includes engineering and design, procurement, testing, installation and maintenance for complete communications needs – from entertainment systems and security and monitoring services to navigation equipment, video streaming, internet of things (IoT) and more.

(Source: Speedcast)

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Video: Can Iraqi Kurdistan gain Independence?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq says the date to hold an independence referendum has been set and won’t be changed.

That was in response to a request by US secretary of state Rex Tillerson to postpone the referendum.

During a telephone call on Thursday, Tillerson told Masoud Barzani that he favours dialogue instead, between the Kurdish region and the Iraqi government.

The US and other Western nations are worried the vote, could lead to renewed conflict with the Iraqi government in Baghdad and distract the Kurds from fighting ISIL.

Turkey, Iran and Syria which also have large Kurdish populations all oppose an independent Kurdish state.

So, could this vote lead to an independent Kurdish state? and what will that mean for Iraq and the region?

Presenter:

  • Imran Khan

Guests:

  • Dindar Zebari – Deputy Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government.
  • Ahmed Rushdi – Director of the House of Iraqi Expertise Foundation.
  • Dlawer Ala’Aldeen – President of the Middle East Institute.

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Video: Can Iraqi Kurdistan gain Independence?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq says the date to hold an independence referendum has been set and won’t be changed.

That was in response to a request by US secretary of state Rex Tillerson to postpone the referendum.

During a telephone call on Thursday, Tillerson told Masoud Barzani that he favours dialogue instead, between the Kurdish region and the Iraqi government.

The US and other Western nations are worried the vote, could lead to renewed conflict with the Iraqi government in Baghdad and distract the Kurds from fighting ISIL.

Turkey, Iran and Syria which also have large Kurdish populations all oppose an independent Kurdish state.

So, could this vote lead to an independent Kurdish state? and what will that mean for Iraq and the region?

Presenter:

  • Imran Khan

Guests:

  • Dindar Zebari – Deputy Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government.
  • Ahmed Rushdi – Director of the House of Iraqi Expertise Foundation.
  • Dlawer Ala’Aldeen – President of the Middle East Institute.

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Video: Can Iraqi Kurdistan gain Independence?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq says the date to hold an independence referendum has been set and won’t be changed.

That was in response to a request by US secretary of state Rex Tillerson to postpone the referendum.

During a telephone call on Thursday, Tillerson told Masoud Barzani that he favours dialogue instead, between the Kurdish region and the Iraqi government.

The US and other Western nations are worried the vote, could lead to renewed conflict with the Iraqi government in Baghdad and distract the Kurds from fighting ISIL.

Turkey, Iran and Syria which also have large Kurdish populations all oppose an independent Kurdish state.

So, could this vote lead to an independent Kurdish state? and what will that mean for Iraq and the region?

Presenter:

  • Imran Khan

Guests:

  • Dindar Zebari – Deputy Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government.
  • Ahmed Rushdi – Director of the House of Iraqi Expertise Foundation.
  • Dlawer Ala’Aldeen – President of the Middle East Institute.

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US Dollar May Not Capitalize on Consumer Confidence Pickup

US Dollar May Not Capitalize on Consumer Confidence Pickup

DailyFX2 hours ago

The US Dollar declined against all of its major counterparts in a move that was seemingly corrective following yesterday's gains that – in turn – marked a retracement after Wednesday's brutal selloff.

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US Dollar May Not Capitalize on Consumer Confidence Pickup

US Dollar May Not Capitalize on Consumer Confidence Pickup

DailyFX2 hours ago

The US Dollar declined against all of its major counterparts in a move that was seemingly corrective following yesterday's gains that – in turn – marked a retracement after Wednesday's brutal selloff.

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US Dollar May Not Capitalize on Consumer Confidence Pickup

US Dollar May Not Capitalize on Consumer Confidence Pickup

DailyFX2 hours ago

The US Dollar declined against all of its major counterparts in a move that was seemingly corrective following yesterday's gains that – in turn – marked a retracement after Wednesday's brutal selloff.

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US Dollar May Not Capitalize on Consumer Confidence Pickup

US Dollar May Not Capitalize on Consumer Confidence Pickup

DailyFX1 hour ago

The US Dollar declined against all of its major counterparts in a move that was seemingly corrective following yesterday's gains that – in turn – marked a retracement after Wednesday's brutal selloff.

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Rupee opens little changed against US dollar

Rupee opens little changed against US dollar

Livemint45 minutes ago

Mumbai: The rupee on Friday was trading little changed against the US dollar tracking the losses in the Asian currencies markets.

Rupee Slips 2 Paise Against US DollarNews18

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