Tishknet to launch first LTE TDD network in Iraq

Iraq’s leading internet and communications provider, Tishknet plans to deploy the first LTE TDD network in the country.

The services will be launched in the northeastern Kurdistan region, providing an enhanced end user experience and high-speed internet connections to customers.

The companyb has tied up with Ericsson for supply of LTE TDD network. The agreement includes the latest LTE technology with the Ericsson RBS 6000 family of base stations. Also included is Ericsson’s Evolved Packet Core network, with Evolved Packet Gateway on the SSR 8000 family of Smart Services Routers.

Firia Ali, CEO, Tishknet said, “The Kurdistan region is one of the country’s most active business hubs and we hope to roll out the service across other regions in the near future.”

Tarek Saadi, president of Ericsson’s North Middle East Unit  said, “The launch of LTE in Iraq is an indication of the country’s ICT sector growth and fast development. We will be working closely with Tishknet to further strengthen our relationship and optimize the benefits of LTE deployment across the country.”

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