Nokia to deploy internet gateway for ITPC network in Iraq
Finland's Nokia has announced that its IP routing technology has been selected for Informatics and Telecommunications Public Company (ITPC) - one of the companies of Iraq's Ministry of Communication (MoC) - to serve as the main backbone of the country's internet infrastructure.
The deployment aims to set up a smooth and secure mechanism for internet flow from tier-1 internet providers to Iraq via the country's Internet Service Providers (ISPs). AlAwsat Telecommunication Services Co. will be partnering with Nokia to deploy the technology.
Iraqi Telecommunication Ministry said:
"Internet gateway is a fundamental pillar in ensuring a country's data security. Nokia and Al-Awsat are the right partners helping us achieve this in Iraq. Nokia's solution meets the security requirements of public sector and mission-critical applications, thereby enabling us to secure the network with high-capacity and high-performance protection."
Rima Manna, Head of the Middle East Market Unit, Nokia, said:
"We are grateful to ITPC for placing its trust in our abilities to deliver critical communication services. We are committed to enabling the best-in-class services by building a robust mechanism for managing internet gateways. Our advanced IP routers will be instrumental in supporting ITPC's connectivity and traffic management requirements."