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ITPC enlists Nokia for internet gateway routers

17 Nov 2020

Iraqi state-owned telco the Informatics and Telecommunications Public Company (ITPC) has selected Nokia to install its internet gateway routers to securely manage the flow of internet traffic, the Finnish vendor has confirmed in a statement. The deployment looks to establish a smooth and secure mechanism for internet flow from Tier 1 internet providers to domestic ISPs and will be carried out in partnership with local firm Al Awsat Telecommunication Services. Nokia will be responsible for commissioning and network design whilst Al Awsat will support with installation and civil works. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Communications (MoC) was quoted as saying: ‘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.’

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