Asiacell expands rural mobile connectivity in Iraq in association with Altobridge


Asiacell, a telecom company in Iraq, announced the
rolling out of mobile voice, broadband and SMS services across remote
communities in Iraq using the Altobridge lite-site solution.


A satellite-backhauled, solar-powered, 2G/3G solution,
the Altobridge lite-site enables mobile network operators to bring mobile
connectivity to remote communities. Currently, the solution is being deployed
in previously unconnected communities in Sulaimaniya in Northern Iraq.


For over a decade, Asiacell has been pioneering the provision of products and services that enhance the
quality of life and business for Iraqis. Asiacell is the first telecom company
to provide coverage for all 18 provinces, and to supply mobile voice, broadband
and SMS services to remote communities that are not traditionally associated
with revenue generating potential,” said Diar Ahmed, CEO, Asiacell.


The Altobridge lite-site is a cost-effective,
energy-efficient solution that optimizes capital budgets while minimizing
backhaul, making it an ideal choice for Asiacell’s plans towards efficiently
expanding its nationwide coverage.


Mobile Network Operators are coming under increasing
pressure to maximize their use of limited capital budgets. The Altobridge
lite-site reduces capital expenditure and minimizes operational costs while
providing superior coverage to targeted subscriber groups,” said Mike
Fitzgerald, chief executive officer at Altobridge.


Altobridge solution
is optimized for solar power, thereby removing the high cost barriers of diesel
generators. Coupling this with industry leading transmission efficiency,
Altobridge underwrites a return on investment from non-urban base station


We are privileged to have been selected as a supplier to
Asiacell and look forward to working together to drive prosperity throughout
Iraq,” Fitzgerald added.


Recently, Iraq’s parliament has asked Asiacell to pay licence fees and fines within one month.


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