Iraq is establishing a fiber optic network to provide high-speed Internet access, supporting the country's economy, community development, e-government, and national security. The Iraqi Ministry of Communications (IMC) is overseeing the network and collaborating with HRiNS, an internet service provider (ISP), to offer new services utilizing this network. The enhanced connectivity is expected to deliver fast services to Iraqi consumers and businesses while attracting unconnected users.
To efficiently acquire new IPv4 addresses, HRiNS partnered with NFWare, utilizing their virtualized carrier-grade network address translation (vCGNAT) solution. By deploying NFWare vCGNAT
, HRiNS effectively addressed IPv4 address exhaustion, rapidly expanding its networks in conjunction with the new fiber infrastructure. HRiNS selected this software due to its affordability, ease of deployment, and traffic control capabilities through filtering and logging.