Regional Telecom and Alcatel-Lucent launch Iraq’s first 4G LTE network – Jun 05, 2013– Erbil, Iraq  (Techreleased) – Alcatel-Lucent and Regional Telecom, a communications service provider in Northern Iraq have celebrated the launch of Iraq’s first 4G LTE network, providing under the Fastlink brand the region with a lightning-fast wireless broadband services including high-definition video streaming, high-speed Internet access and a range of business applications.
Alcatel-LucentKey Facts:

  • Regional Telecom under the Fastlink brand is the first to offer large-scale wireless broadband services in Iraq.
  • Alcatel-Lucent is providing its industry-leading end-to-end 4G LTE solution, including base stations, IP mobile backhaul for 4G LTE and existing 3G CDMA traffic, Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and elements of its platforms, which will allow Regional Telecom to introduce a rich portfolio of advanced IP-based services.
  • 4G LTE technology will play a key role in helping Regional Telecom restore the region’s communication infrastructure.
  • High-speed mobile broadband network will provide significant support to ongoing efforts to revive the Iraqi economy, bringing levels of connectivity needed for business, public sector and consumer applications, particularly at a time when global demand for Internet services continues to grow.