News ID: 253031
Published: 1033 GMT May 19, 2019

Iran celebrates WTISD by unveiling four projects

Iran celebrates WTISD by unveiling four projects

Iran hosted a ceremony on Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, during which four telecommunication projects were unveiled in the presence of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) minister.

The ceremony was held at the Iranian Ministry of Information and Communications Technology to celebrate the occasion, which is marked on May 17 every year, Mehr News Agency reported.

ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi and a number of other officials took part in the event.

Four telecommunication projects were unveiled during the ceremony, including the one regarding the connection of 7,200 rural areas to the National Information Network, which is an ongoing project to develop a secure and stable infrastructure network in Iran.

Speaking at the ceremony, the ICT minister also announced the installation of an indigenous firewall on Siemens industrial control systems in the country. He said the firewall will be soon compatible with other brands as well.

This year, the WTISD celebrations are mostly aimed at making the information and communication easily accessible to more people in remote and rural areas.



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