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Press Release -- March 1st, 2017
Source: Ericsson

Ericsson and Cisco transform Korek Telecom’s IP core network

Korek Telecom has selected Ericsson and its strategic partner Cisco to transform the Iraqi operator’s IP core network. The two vendors will use their integrated solutions to deploy new sites and optimize existing ones, creating an Ericsson Evolved IP Network.

The network modernization project will be completed by Ericsson’s services organization using Cisco’s market-leading ASR 9000 routers. Upon completion, Korek Telecom will be able to better serve its subscribers thanks to broader coverage and an enhanced user experience.

Muhsin Akrawi, CTIO, Korek Telecom, says: “We are pleased to once again sign with Ericsson in partnership with Cisco to transform our IP core network. Working with Ericsson, the deployment of Cisco’s most powerful routers for the telecom enterprise domain will be smooth and efficient.”

Mike Weston, Vice President, Cisco Middle East, says: “Joining forces with a partner like Ericsson enables us to create more attractive offerings that significantly improve customer service and user experience, adding tangible value to service providers and driving a positive impact on their bottom lines. This collaboration demonstrates how our global partnership is delivering on the promise of creating the networks of the future that drive growth and differentiation for our customers.”

Mohamad Dergham, Head of Global Customer Unit Ooredoo and Customer Unit North Middle East, Ericsson, says: “This agreement applies the best of the Ericsson-Cisco partnership to our work with Korek Telecom. Transforming the core network will allow quick wins on network quality and reach, as well as lay the foundation for next-generation functionality.”

The Ericsson Evolved IP Network guarantees end-to-end IP network performance and quality of service, enabling operators to take full advantage of what IP based products can offer in terms of functionality and cost of ownership.

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