Regional Telecom and Alcatel-Lucent launch Iraq’s first 4G LTE network

Iraq’s first 4G LTE network has been launched in the north of the country by service provider Regional Telecom, using equipment provided by Alcatel-Lucent. Using the Fastlink brand, the network will provide the region with ultra-fast broadband services, including video streaming and business applications.

High-speed mobile broadband 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.

Kawa Junad, Chairman of Regional Telecom, said: “Industry trends make it perfectly clear that high-speed mobile broadband is the major growth opportunity for the foreseeable future. Our 4G LTE services in Northern Iraq, Kurdistan Region, promise a significant contribution to the country’s efforts in further connecting with the global digital community.” 

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