Asiacell’s Datacentres to Rank Iraqi’s Telecom Infrastructure as Best Developmental Project in the Region

Asiacell shortlisted to win the DCD award of Data Centres Development 2021 in Middle East and Africa

Iraq’s leading telecommunications company, Asiacell was shortlisted for the DCD, Data Centers Development, prestigious award for its role in rebuilding the telecommunication infrastructure in Iraq. The giant Iraqi telecom is now one of the global carrier finalists to win an award for Data Centers Development for the year 2021. The Asiacell Datacentres project had commenced in January 2020 and in a fleeting period, Asiacell had managed to establish not one but thirteen datacentres across Iraq, four of which are tier 3 datacentres, and the rest are still in the primary development process to follow. The datacentres were built and developed with the aim to improve the quality of Iraq’s telecommunications and wireless internet. Their presence enhances the already superior Asiacell 4G/4G+ LTE technology in Iraq allowing them to dominate the market share by over 50% and to elevate the level of services they offer their customers. Asiacell’s Datacentres allowed more than 99% of Iraqi regions to be covered and have access to Iraq’s best internet.

DCD is dubbed as the “Oscars Award of Datacenters Industry,” it has been publishing content and running events related to the data centres industry since 1998. They engage an active database of more than 300,000 professionals across the globe. DCD had recognized Asiacell’s work that managed to turn the infrastructure that was destroyed by years of wars and conflicts into an award-worthy one, placing Iraq back into the map of the technical race by initiating a comprehensive system for technical solutions and datacentres that is on continuous development to match global standards.

Mr. Hicham Siblini, Asiacell’s Chief of Technology and Information Officer stated: “We are delighted and honored by being shortlisted in such a respected award from DCD, this isn’t an accomplishment for Asiacell as much as it’s an accomplishment for all of Iraq, many years ago, being considered for such an award was a dream, we had nothing we can compete with, nothing to showcase, but today, we stand tall as we enter global competitions. We, Asiacell promised you that we will reclaim Iraq’s position as a leader in the region and the leading telecommunication company is getting closer to realizing that goal by day. We are working day and night to deliver what the Iraqi community deserves, and Iraqi people deserve the best”

The winners are be announced during the award ceremony which is taking place in London on December 8th of this year. Its contenders are shortlisted by an independent judging panel amongst hundreds of entries submitted from 35 different countries across 6 continents.

About Asiacell

Asiacell “Brings Us Together” is the leading mobile telecommunications and digital services provider in Iraq, exceeding a subscriber base of 14.7 million satisfied customers as of January 1st, 2021. Asiacell is recognised as the first mobile carrier to operate in Iraq and the first to achieve full nationwide coverage, offering quality 4G services across all Iraqi governorates. Asiacell’s network covers 99%+ of the Iraqi population, making its national network the most extensive among the other two mobile operators in Iraq. Since January 2015, Asiacell is proud to be the best internet service provider offering the highest quality network in Iraq. By mid-2021, Asiacell is accredited to be the fastest 4G service in Iraq by Speedchecker® and the most comprehensive internet coverage by Ookla®.

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