Asiacell Telecom selects Nokia to build microwave network in Iraq

Asiacell Telecom has selected Nokia to build its microwave network in Iraq to meet the capacity and provide the ultra-low latency.
Asiacell Telecom IraqNokia will replace legacy microwave equipment by either modernizing or deploying approximately 3,000 network links across multiple locations in Iraq over the next five years.

Nokia will deploy products from its Wavence microwave packet radio portfolio to help Asiacell simplify network operations for improved cost efficiency and performance.

Nokia said its Wavence ultra-broadband transceivers will further enable Asiacell to provide fiber-like connectivity even in areas where fiber cannot be deployed. Asiacell will benefit from enhanced network capabilities, allowing it to support ever-increasing demands for data.

Asiacell will leverage its existing Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP) deployment for managing the Nokia transport equipment. This will enable automation for rapid equipment commissioning, optimizing network performance, and the automating of operational tasks, thus simplifying microwave integration into Asiacell’s existing network environment.

Recently, Asiacell selected Nokia for network optimization.

Amer Sunna, CEO and Managing Director of Asiacell, said: “We are extending our partnership with Nokia by trusting them with yet another project. Improving network performance and enhancing the end-user experience has always been our top priority and having Nokia as a strategic partner is helping us achieve this.”

This microwave network modernization will allow Asiacell to provide differentiated services and enhance its revenue by introducing new and innovative services, Rima Manna, Head of the Middle East Market Unit at Nokia MEA, said.