Asiacell partners with Ericsson to transform mobile network in Iraq

Ericsson will use microwave technology to expand the network across new geographical locations.

Ericsson and Asiacell have signed an important deal to transform Asiacell's transmission backbone infrastructure in Iraq

This project enables Asiacell to secure the required technology and capacity to cater for the increased demand on data traffic and improve user experience in Iraq.

Last year, Ericsson partnered with Asiacell in assessing key improvement factors on its network infrastructure.

The transmission backbone network was a key focus for transformation across major geographical areas throughout Iraq.

MINI-LINK LH provides very high capacities and offers a smooth migration to packet transport.

Mohammed Baban, Chief Technology Information Officer, Asiacell said: "The demand for mobile services is growing strongly in the country, especially after introducing 3G services in January 2015.

“To meet customer demands and enhance their experiences, Asiacell continue adopting new technologies and solutions.

“We are pleased to join hands with Ericsson in deploying their latest Innovative solutions which will further enhance our network performance.

“Our partnership will strengthen our commitment to society by allowing us to provide improved connectivity and offer best in class solutions to our end user."

Rafiah Ibrahim, Head of Ericsson Region Middle East and Africa, said: “This new partnership is a testimony of our long standing partnership with Asiacell and it is a key milestone in the journey towards the Networked Society in Iraq."