September 21, 2004

Iran to build country-wide Intranet

“Shaare’ 2 is a project that aims at integrating webhosting services and providing national services to Iranian Internet users”, said Shahram Abayi, the executive member of Shaare’2 project. “Since most of the hosting and chat services in Iran are provided by foreign servers, a huge bandwidth is imposed on Iran’s international bandwidth. This project that has started since a year ago is designed to prevent from the exit of internal data and reduce international bandwidth costs”, he added.

Abayi believes that prevention of dependence on foreign services is part of the goal of this project, so that Iran won’t face with international boycotts in probable political crisis.
Source: ISNA

Posted at September 21, 2004 09:18 AM