US-based interWAVE Communications has received an initial order from Kurdish Sanatel totaling $1.4 million for a GSM-based wireless infrastructure to link eight cities in northern Iraq.
Sanatel, owned by Halabja General Trading Company, is one of three wireless operators officially licensed to provide cellular services in Kurdistan.
Prior to its ownership of Sanatel, Halabja General Trading had purchased an existing GSM network in the city of Sulaimaniah, Kurdistan. Since Halabja's purchase of Sanatel, the firm has doubled the networks subscriber base, and is now expanding the capacity of the network to include eight additional cities -- one of which being Halabja.
interWAVE Communications is a provider of compact network solutions and services. The company’s highly portable mobile, cellular networks and broadband wireless solutions provide communications capabilities for customers in over 50 countries. — (menareport.com)
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