Earthlink Telecommunication to use Nokia solution in Iraq

Earthlink Telecommunications will use the Nokia solution over eight governorates/provinces in Iraq with high-speed and quality fixed access services to over 1.5 million subscribers, as part of one of the largest Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) projects awarded in the country.

Earthlink will use Nokia 7360 ISAM FX-16 Optical Line Terminal (OLT) to provide high-quality FTTH broadband services using Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology. The new network with advanced architecture will provide Earthlink with improved capacity, flexibility and capabilities, thus ensuring a superior subscriber experience.

The deployment will start in the third quarter of this year and is likely to be Nokia will also provide installation and care services as part of the agreement for the first year.

“This initiative reiterates our commitment to provide the best-in-class broadband experience to our subscribers. We worked with Nokia last year to set up our nationwide backbone, and this crucial project further deepens our engagement. Nokia’s industry-leading solutions will help us provide improved broadband experience to our residential and business users,” said Alaa Mousa, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Earthlink.

With Nokia’s OLT fiber solution, Earthlink will be able to easily and quickly upgrade to next-generation PON technologies to further boost capacity and enhance speeds. Nokia’s solution is suitable for both residential and business users and will help Earthlink optimize its capital expenditure while improving the quality of its network.

Earthlink will also benefit by being able to use the existing platform to connect a greater number of subscribers using the same resources, thereby helping it to keep costs under control. Nokia’s sustainable solution ensures lower power consumption while improving network performance and capacity.

“We are excited to work with Earthlink in helping it build a world-class fiber network to enhance the services’ overall quality and experience. Nokia is at the forefront of evolving fixed broadband networks, allowing service providers to bring down their expense even as they improve overall network performance. Nokia’s field-proven OLT fiber access solution will enable Earthlink to delight its users by offering enhanced coverage and improved network experience,” said Mohamed Faisal, head of Iraq Customer Business Team at Nokia.