Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $51 million order from the Government of Iraq to provide high-performance tactical communication solutions for a range of security missions.
Iraq is acquiring radios and accessories from both the Harris Falcon II and Falcon III families for its security forces. As part of the order, Harris will provide Falcon III® RF-7800S wideband Secure Personal Radios, Falcon II® RF-5800M multiband handheld radios and RF-5800H high-frequency manpack radios, along with accessories and training services.
“The Falcon family of Harris radios will provide Iraqi security forces with field-proven, secure communications for a broad range of challenging missions,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. “Harris offers the most complete portfolio of combat-proven tactical radios and related mission-critical products that address current and emerging needs of forces operating in harsh environments.”
The Falcon III RF-7800S is a lightweight body-worn tactical radio that provides full-duplex voice and data communications over 2 kilometers. The RF-5800M-HH is an advanced, multiband, multi-mission handheld radio that provides voice and data in the 30 MHz to 512 MHz frequency range. The RF-5800H is a high-frequency manpack radio for secure, reliable beyond-line-of-site terrestrial communications.
Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company’s Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.
We have a telecom project in Kurdistan in which we are looking for a partner to finance. The project is basically to provide wireless internet network in Kurdistan by utilizing WiFi and or WiMax technology. The group I represent is a prominent group in Kurdistan and currently has a license for WiFi and WiMax. Let me know if this is something you have an interest in.
Ministry of communications (MOC)
Iraqi telecom& post company (I.T.P.C)
Iraqi Telecom & post company (I.T.P.C) one of the branches of MOC is pleased to invite the companies to participate in this project (international broadband) with in the following routes (BADRAH, KUT AZIZIYAH, and BAGHDAD). The willingness companies can obtain the technical specifications & tender terms from the headquarter of I.T.P.C I in ABU NUAS ST against 1,000, 000 ID not returnable amount. Offers should be submitted in two envelops (TECH& COMERCIAL) writing on them tender no, address and website. Also the offers should be presented by authorized person. The closing will at noon , NOV /17/ 2011
The offers which are not completing the technical specifications and legal terms will be neglected. The winner undertakes to pay all fees of advertisement & publication. .
CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
Ministry of communications (MOC)
Iraqi telecommunications &post company (I.T.P.C)
Announcement of investment opportunity
Iraqi telecom & post company (I.T.P.C) one of the branches of MOC is pleased to invite the
Willing investors to partner with it in an investment opportunity related in investment in project mentioned above Partnership Project (investment of land 36/2 AL NASSAH, AL ADHAMIYAH)
The companies which have financial capability & the desire to participate, back the headquarter of (I.T.P.C) IN BAGHDAD /ABU NUAS ST /NEAR BAGHDAD hotel)
To obtain the terms of participation against (2,000,000) (two million ) ID not returnable amount the closing will be at noon JAN/29/ 2012 offers should be submit in sealed envelop writing on it project title , address ,website & phone numbers.
Should be submit by official authorized employee
The winner undertakes to pay all fees of advertisement & publication & any other fees
CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
French company Alcatel-Lucent will build a $27 million (32 billion IQD) land-line communications network in the provinces of Diayla and Anbar, according to AKnews.
Bassam Salem al-Zaidi, a Diyala Province spokesman, told AKnews that the company will start work “in the coming months” in Diyala, where it will connect 35,000 subscribers at a cost of $13 million USD (15 billion IQD). It will then connect 35,000 subscribers in Anbar.
In one of the largest deals of its kind in the Middle East, Zain, one of Iraq’s leading mobile telecommunications providers, has signed a US$650 million five-year network outsourcing agreement with Ericsson, the world’s leading provider of telecommunications technology and services and its local partner SIM (Service in Motion).
Under this agreement, Ericsson will optimize, modernize and manage IT operations and Zain’s mobile network in Iraq that currently includes more than 3,700 sites across the country. This agreement also extends to the northern region of Kurdistan where Zain has recently launched commercial services and is expanding to meet customer demand.
This is a significant deal for Zain as the agreement is expected to enhance the company’s competitiveness in the Iraqi market. Zain served over 12.4 million active customers in Iraq as of 30 September 2011. The deal with Ericsson will enable Zain to increase its focus on its core customer facing business activities such as managing its customer relationships and to offer a shorter time-to-market for offering new services and technologies. The arrangement with Ericsson has the objective of improving network efficiency, reducing operating costs and optimizing Zain’s investment in Iraq.
The deal also gives Ericsson its first major managed services agreement in Iraq, reflecting the increased attention of both companies on the growing Iraqi market.
Mr Nabeel Bin Salamah, Zain Group CEO said:
“Through this agreement, Zain in Iraq will be better positioned to support the evolution and growth of the Iraqi telecommunication industry. Zain Group’s investment in Iraq since the launch of commercial services in 2003 and the subsequent development of the country’s largest mobile network has exceeded US$4.5 billion and we will do our utmost in ensuring that all Iraqis receive the urgently-needed quality mobile telecommunication services they deserve.”
Emad Makiya, CEO of Zain Iraq, confident that the outsourcing agreement will have many benefits for the company and its customers, commented:
“Choosing Ericsson, which has well over 15 years’ experience in managing outsourced networks in partnership with SIM to help operate our network in Iraq, fits perfectly within our business objectives of improving efficiency and the quality of our networks and operations. As a result, we will be in a stronger position to dedicate resources and assets to our core business operations, continuing to improve customer support, developing and launching new products, services and mobile applications, and delivering on the Zain brand promise of ‘A wonderful world’.”
Anders Lindblad, President of Ericsson Region Middle East, said:
“This agreement will allow Zain to strengthen its competitiveness in this growing market and allow them to focus on providing an improved experience to its mobile services subscribers. Ericsson has more than 45,000 service professionals and over 15,000 sourced resources, working with the same tools, methods and processes globally. We are now welcoming additions to that through the knowledge and expertise of the Zain employees in Iraq.”
Following its recent expansion to northern Kurdistan, Zain plans to invest in its network infrastructure in the coming years to increase its network coverage in the country. The company’s Corporate Social Responsibility support programs have stretched across many needy areas over the years, with Zain Iraq’s total contributions exceeding US$25 million to date. The company employs over 2,500 Iraqi nationals who regularly undergo professional training and advancement programs.
Preparing for the future, Ericsson will replace and upgrade Zain’s network by introducing a single-RAN (Radio Access Network) platform, the latest advanced multi-technology, multi-standard and multi-band platform. This more advanced technology combined with Ericsson’s managed services offering built on improved quality of service and operational efficiency is a step towards giving Zain in Iraq the ability to launch and support 3G technology, and improve its customer experience.