Jordan, Iraq discuss cooperation in telecom, technology sector

Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Muthanna Gharaibeh, discussed with the Iraqi Minister of Communications, Arkan Shaibani, joint cooperation in the telecom and information technology fields.

 

The discussions also went over means to benefit from Jordan’s experience in implementing “distance learning” during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

According to a press release released by the ministry on Wednesday, the two ministers held a series of virtual meetings, which focused on frameworks of cooperation in the field of communications and Jordan’s experience in the distance learning area, data technologies, and cyber security and protection.

 

During the talks, Gharaibeh said meetings are ” important” as they dealt with the frameworks of joint cooperation in the telecom services sector, and extent to which Iraq has benefited from Jordan’s experience in applying distance learning concepts through the “Darsak” platform, which Jordan’s telecom regulator has helped develop.

 

The meetings focused on discussing expanding the transfer of Internet capacity from Jordan to Iraq, as the Iraqi market is heading to install the fourth-generation services during the next year, which needs to equip its infrastructure and expand Internet capacities, expecting Iraq’s internet growth to double 20-30 times, according to Gharaibeh.

 

Gharaibeh indicated the main telecom companies operating in the Kingdom have expressed their willingness and ability to transfer more Internet capacity to Iraq, while Iraq affirmed its interest to get these capacities from Jordanian companies, as they are characterized by high quality and security services.

 

Source: Jordan News Agency

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