Alcatel-Lucent and Regional Telecom, a communications service provider in Northern Iraq, have launched Iraq’s first 4G LTE network.
The high-speed mobile broadband network will provide the region with a range of advance new residential and business services.
It will provide significant support to ongoing efforts to revive the Iraqi economy, bringing levels of connectivity needed for business, public sector and consumer applications, particularly at a time when global demand for Internet services continues to grow, a statement said.
Kawa Junad, chairman of Regional Telecom, said: “Industry trends as well as our own experiences make it perfectly clear that high-speed mobile broadband is the major growth opportunity for the foreseeable future, and we are excited to be able to bring this impressive capability to our customers in Iraq.”
“With the support of our dedicated partner Alcatel-Lucent, our 4G LTE services in Northern Iraq, Kurdistan Region, promise a significant contribution to the country’s efforts in further connecting with the global digital community,” he added.
Amr K. El-Leithy, head of Middle East Africa, Turkey and Azerbaijan in Alcatel-Lucent, said: “We are very pleased to have been selected to deliver this major transformation of the network and to bring the benefits of Alcatel-Lucent’s innovative solutions and superior network performance.