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ICT Ministry to Complete NIN Project in 4 Years

Iran’s new ICT minister plans to bring on stream the National Information Network, the country’s most prominent ICT initiative, by 2025
ICT Ministry to Complete NIN Project in 4 Years
ICT Ministry to Complete NIN Project in 4 Years

Iran's newly-appointed minister of information and communications technologies declared that the National Information Network project will be completed in four years.
Isa Zarepour added that NIN is one of the country's most prominent ICT initiatives, serving as an infrastructure for electronic and smart service development as well as a powerful platform for the local internet, IRNA reported.
“After around two decades of foot-dragging, it is finally time to give the initiative one last push,” he added. 
NIN was first proposed in 2005 by the ICT Ministry as an alternative and independent network with content compatible with Islamic values to facilitate Iranian users’ access to indigenous content. After a long-running saga, the project was launched in August 2016.
Zarepour stated that for removing the obstacles to NIN’s expansion, public education about the network's possibilities, the establishment of a rich content generation chain and the convergence of many sectors to use NIN in their activities would be extremely beneficial.


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