Ericsson and Zain Iraq team up for modernisation push

Zain Iraq has selected Ericsson to modernise a number of its legacy sites.
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Rafiah Ibrahim, head of Ericsson for the Middle East and Africa, left, and Zain Iraq CEO Ali Al Zahid signing the agreement.

Under the terms of the deal recently signed between the two companies, Ericsson will provide higher capacity and improve network performance.

In an effort to accelerate digitalisation in the region, Zain Iraq and Ericsson are enabling rapid deployment of innovative services in the Internet of Things (IoT) in the coming years. The partnership will also ensure seamless 4G and 5G evolution across Zain’s networks

Said Rafiah Ibrahim, head of Ericsson for the Middle East and Africa: “I am glad that we continue a good cooperation with our long-term partner Zain. This new contract will accelerate Zain’s digital journey and build its digital infrastructure with the introduction of new services and virtual functions.  This will enable Zain to deliver the best possible user experience in two major cities in Iraq and meet the data demands of tomorrow in a timely manner.”

Zain Iraq CEO Ali Al Zahid said more. “Zain is committed to bringing the latest technology and cutting-edge services to its customers. Upgrading current networks with the latest technology to cater for increasing traffic volumes and enhanced customer experience is a key priority. It also reflects our commitment to providing the mobile community in Iraq with the highest quality of service available.

Network modernisation and adoption of new technologies are essential to meeting users’ demand for capacity and coverage. Modernising the network infrastructure of Zain Iraq’s network services will not only improve end-user experience through increased capacity, but also accommodate future needs, according to a press release.

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