Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent Selected for New CDMA/EV-DO Network in Iraq

Alcatel-Lucent has been awarded a new contract by HI LINK TELECOM LTD, the winner of Western Iraq's CDMA fixed wireless license, for the deployment of its greenfield wireless broadband network in Al Anbar province in the West of Iraq. The network will use CDMA/EV-DO wireless technology to deliver voice and broadband data services.

Under the terms of the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will CDMA radio access, core network elements and microwave backhaul solutions. Additionally, Alcatel-Lucent will be responsible for installation, commissioning, project management, maintenance, network optimization and end-to-end network integration for the project. Financial terms were not disclosed.