Parliamentary Communications: We do not have information about the Internet through space
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After more than 45 days of announcing the Internet project via space, the Parliamentary Communications Committee announced that it did not have any information about this project proposed by the Ministry of Communications.
At the same time, specialists in economic affairs believe that this project is completely rejected by the countries of the Middle East, as it causes a disastrous imbalance in the capital cycle in the local market.
And the Ministry of Communications announced, last June, the approval of initiating contractual procedures for the introduction of Internet service "through space".
Minister Hayam Al-Yasiri is awaiting the government's approval of the project, indicating that the service is ready to be launched by international companies.
The minister played down security concerns about the Internet through space, and that the service would be at the disposal of the government, as she put it.
A member of the Parliamentary Communications Committee, Karwan Ali Yarouis, explained in a statement to "Al-Sabah" that "the committee does not have any information about the Internet project through space," noting that "its work is suspended at the present time."
He added, "The committee intends, after resuming its work, to approach the Minister of Communications to find out the full details of this project and to inquire about the feasibility of this proposed project."
For his part, economic expert Mustafa Hantoush stated in a statement to "Al-Sabah" that "the introduction of Internet service through space, which is currently being proposed by the Ministry of Communications under the pretext of the futility of the optical cable service, will lead to a catastrophic imbalance in the capital cycle that may show its impact." within a limited period of time, and for an unknown period.
He added that "paying the subscription via the Internet without the need for intermediaries and internal trading operations and directly to the company in the United States leads to a major economic and financial imbalance, which was clearly diagnosed by all countries in the Middle East that refused to provide the service or market it within their countries."
The economist believes that "one of the most important elements of a country's economy is the cycle of money within countries. The greater the cycle of money within the country, the greater the number of beneficiaries," noting that "the most important current market in countries is the telecommunications market, as it is characterized by great overlap between large, medium, small and emerging institutions, in addition to to small enterprises and daily wage workers.
Hantoush revealed, "There are security and political caveats resulting from this service, because user data will be available to the company in the United States, including official
and confidential data."
In addition, technology analyst Mustafa al-Moussawi stated in a statement to "Al-Sabah" that "the controls for using the satellite Internet require that the control be 100 percent Iraqi, and the database for Iraqis must be protected by the Iraqi government and the only Iraqi access gate, away from the company." Licensed by the US Federal Transportation and Communications Commission in anticipation of viewing the data of the Iraqis by them. Al-Moussawi explained that "obtaining satellite Internet services must be preceded by steps taken by the Ministry of Communications, the most important of which is regulation and reduced financial costs, in addition to the integrated
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