Italtel – a global telecommunications company operating in Network Functions Virtualization, managed services and all-IP communication – has revealed its intentions in Iran, announcing it will concentrate on building up ultra-fast Internet wideband infrastructures so that essential services such as health and education can be improved.
Iran is one of the fastest growing economies of the Middle East following the removal of the economic sanctions at the beginning of 2016. As a result, many international operators and technology vendors, including Italtel, are looking to take advantage of the growth and development opportunities.
Speaking at the Iran Connect 2016 conference – which is taking place today and tomorrow at Tehran’s Espinas Palace Hotel – Italtel’s CEO Stefano Pileri said industries including health, transport and education would be the sectors which would reap the most benefit for operators and Iran citizens.
“Italtel is looking to contribute to the development of Iran through technology and innovative solutions,” said Pileri. “Transforming existing networks and installing ultra-fast wideband infrastructures needs to be a top priority to ensure that people living in Iran truly benefit from Internet technology and vital services can be developed.”
In April 2016, the company also took part in Italy’s official mission to Teheran, with Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi leading the delegation which included top Italian companies. Several bilateral agreements were signed in a number of sectors during the two-day visit.
Italtel intends to leverage its experience in delivering international projects for network transformation from TDM to IP to ensure the development of cost-effective and appropriate solutions for Iran. As a system integrator and manufacturer, Italtel is uniquely positioned to offer operators a wide set of professional services, ranging from network design and implementation to the creation of a service platform supported by new technological standards.
“Such a platform, which would be based on virtualization techniques, is key to deploying Iran’s infrastructures as it will allow a cost-effective and smooth evolution of the networks to enable both traditional and next-generation telecommunication services, without the need for huge investment,” continued Pileri. “This should be done in partnership with local companies so that capabilities in the region are utilized and a long lasting relationship with the Iran market is established.”