Nokia and Future Communications Co. International Secure Deal for Atheer Telecoms GSM Network in Sou

Thursday 5 February 2004 15:53 CET | News

Nokia has concluded a supply agreement with Future Communications Company International (FCCI) to supply GSM core network equipment to Atheer Telecom for its network in Iraq.

Atheer Telecom, a consortium led by the Kuwait-based mobile operator MTC, won a license last autumn to provide GSM service in southern Iraq, including Basra. MTC awarded FCCI an exclusive contract for the supply of the Nokia GSM core network equipment for the two-year period of Atheer Telecoms license. The deal represents Nokias first supply of GSM equipment to Iraq and its first GSM core network deal with MTC. Deliveries have already begun, with the aim of achieving the challenging six-month roll-out of GSM in the southern regions of Iraq covered by Atheer Telecoms license. Under the agreement, FCCI will be providing a full Nokia core network, including the Nokia Connect MSC switch, part of the Nokia Connect GSM solution for new growth markets. In addition, the Nokia Intelligent Network and the Nokia Management System are included. Nokia and its subcontractors will handle all implementation work other than site preparation.

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