Asiacell Telecom selects Nokia for mobile network optimization

Asiacell Telecom, a telecommunications services provider in Iraq, has selected Nokia to provide network optimization.
Rima Manna, head of the Middle East Market Unit at NokiaAsiacell Telecom, as per the network optimization deal for two years starting January 2021, will use Nokia’s capabilities in network planning and optimization technology to boost Asiacell’s competitive edge and transform its operational platforms for the next phase of its development.

Nokia will provide Asiacell Telecom with a multi-vendor optimization service that includes deployment of its Network Planning and Optimization (NPO) Services for RAN, Transmission, IP, and Core network elements across 7,000 sites in Iraq.

The network assurance service provided by Nokia will focus on improving end user services and making the most out of the network investments, by optimizing network performance and capacity. The service will leverage analytics and machine learning to increase the automation of traditional processes, helping Asiacell to fulfil the needs of its end users. In addition, Nokia will provide knowledge transfer to Asiacell Technology team.

Amer Sunna, CEO and managing director of Asiacell, said: “Strengthening our partnership with Nokia is in line with our strategy to focus on improving network performance and quality of service to our customers and enhancing the end-user experience.”

“The Iraq mobile market is relatively young and highly competitive, so it makes sense that Asiacell has turned to us to help optimize its network and reduce its operational costs. We look forward to bringing together global expertise with local insights to fully meet the needs of Asiacell Telecom,” Rima Manna, head of the Middle East Market Unit at Nokia, said.

Nokia is a global service market leader with more than 200 mobile and fixed managed services contracts. Two out of three of these contracts consist of multi-vendor networks.