NSN partners with Korek Telecom for network upgrade

18 July 2013 |


Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has been selected by Iraqi operator Korek Telecom to deploy its advanced radio, microwave transmission and packet core network technology on the company’s network.

The deal is expected to provide Korek Telecom customers with faster and more efficient mobile broadband, improved network coverage, and higher quality voice call services.

Ghada Gebara, CEO at Korek Telecom said: “With Nokia Siemens Networks’ advanced radio and core network technology, we will soon be able to introduce high-speed mobile broadband and enhanced voice services to our customers in southern Iraq.”

NSN will provide the company with its Single RAN platform to support Korek Telecom’s 2G and 3G networks, and is designed to allow for the future implementation of LTE.

“To fulfil the needs of Korek Telecom which is growing fast in the Iraqi telecom market, we are committed to providing strong technology support to the operator,” said Mikko Ylä-Kauttu, head of the Korek Telecom customer team at Nokia Siemens Networks.

“Our comprehensive services will ensure the roll-out is fast and efficient, with everything working seamlessly.”

NSN claims to be the only vendor able to provide fully flat architecture for HSPA in the global telecoms market and Korek Telecom has also renewed its managed services contracts with the company.

Earlier this week, NSN signed an MoU with CDNetworks to accelerate the growth of the company’s applications.