Iran, European firms ink deal to co-op in internet sector
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 7
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran’s Telecommunications Infrastructure Company (TIC) and Germany’s DE-CIX (Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange), the largest internet exchange in the world by peak data rate, signed a deal for cooperation in internet sector.
The deal, which was signed on the sidelines of ‘Iran Connect 2016’ conference in Tehran, envisages Iran’s direct connection to the world’s leading internet operators, Fars news agency reported Sept. 7.
The TIC also signed an agreement with Telecom Italia Sparkle to set up a Point of Presence (PoP) in Tehran.
A PoP is an access point from one place to the rest of the internet. A PoP necessarily has a unique internet protocol (IP) address.
Alessandro Talotta, the Telecom Italia Sparkle CEO and Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Iran’s deputy ICT minister, signed the agreement on the sidelines of the ‘Iran Connect 2016’ conference.
The two-day ‘Iran Connect 2016’ conference kicked off in the capital city of Tehran on Sept. 6. The gathering is a platform for foreign companies willing to invest in Iran’s information technology and telecommunication sector.