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Ericsson to enhance Korek’s Iraq mobile network

Korek, a mobile operator in Iraq, has selected Ericsson to modernise and expand its network by a network expansion and service quality improvement project, the company said. According to the companies, the agreement will prepare the network for 3G and LTE and further develop Iraq’s telecom infrastructure.

Through the agreement, Ericsson will deploy and integrate new radio base stations across the country and thereby provide a higher performance and a better service quality for the entire Iraqi population, the companies added.

Sirwan Saber Mustafa the chairman and president of the board of directors at Korek Telecom said, “Korek’s focus on providing its customers with exceptional services has enabled it to reach three million subscribers in a very short period of time. Our commitment to establishing a stable and modern network in Iraq, and Ericsson’s expertise will ensure that our customers are provided with a variety of enhanced services in our network.”

According to the company, Ericsson’s level of experience along with it’s ability to execute large scale network expansion and their expertise on the ground was key to the telecom services and equipment provider’s success in expanding their working relationship with Korek.

Tarek Saadi, President – Ericsson North Middle East added, “Korek’s decision to upgrade its network capabilities reflects its impressive growth over the past few years and also demonstrates the potential of the country’s telecommunications sector. We are very proud to continue our successful working relationship with Korek and hope that we continue to be one of their trusted partners in Iraq.”

The addition of Ericson’s multi standard radio base stations, RBS 6000, and a core network expansion including Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and Mobile Packet Backbone Network (MPBN), is expected to  provide a better mobile broadband connectivity and improve the capacity of the network, the companies concluded.

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