Iraqtel begins WiMax with Redline products

Canadian network hardware vendor Redline has supplied products to Iraqtel enabling the telecom operator to launch the first WiMax network in Iraq

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By  Published  December 3, 2006

Canadian network hardware vendor Redline has supplied products to Iraqtel enabling the telecom operator to launch the first WiMax network in Iraq.

Using Redline’s WiMax-certified RedMAX products, Iraqtel — the telecom subsidiary of Al Emaar Holding Group-Iraq — plans to deliver advanced voice and broadband services to thousands of businesses and residents across the country.

“Iraqtel has been searching for a WiMax solution that would provide a cost-effective alternative to very small aperture terminal (VSAT) networks, which have been the only available solution for establishing broadband connections because of the lack of copper line infrastructure,” explained Sheikh Fawzi Al Lami, Iraqtel chairman.

“We chose Redline’s products to establish a carrier-class telecommunications backbone capable of supporting a scalable, high performance network,” he said.

The telcom firm will begin its deployment in Basrah, gradually expanding its network to other regions across the country.

“Iraqtel will deploy one of the world’s most advanced WiMax networks to address the lack of existing communications infrastructure with a vision to serve the people of Iraq with innovative and affordable wireless communications services,” said Majed Sifri, president and CEO of Redline Communications.

Systems integrator Vision Valley assisted Iraqtel with the implementation in the country.

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