Nokia will supply its solution and will set up 60 new nodes, one in each exchange as part of the initative.
The deployment is expected to be completed by the end of this year and will enable Earthlink to serve 3.5 million people with affordable, high-speed broadband.
The deployment will allow the delivery of new services, including Fiber-to-the-X (FTTx), Internet of Things (IoT), and IPTV, among others.
The new 100G network capacity can be easily upgraded to 400G as and when required, as per an official statement.
Nokia will supply its FP4-based Nokia 7750 Service Router-s (SR-s) and 7250 Interconnect Router (IXR). Earthlink will also be able to automate the network with the Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP).
Nokia will further provide I&C and professional services for the smooth and timely execution of the project.
“We are excited to be working with Nokia for the crucial project of setting up future-ready agile and resilient IP Metro network for the National Backbone that will empower Iraqis to benefit from high-speed broadband for overall economic and social growth,” said Alaa Mousa, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Earthlink.
“Our field-proven 7750 SR and 7250 IXR routers are designed to deliver massive scale while ensuring extreme availability and superior quality. We are thrilled to work with Earthlink to build the Iraqi National Backbone to address the growing demand for high-speed broadband,” said Mohamed Faisal, Head of the Iraq Customer Business Team at Nokia.