National Operating System
One of the proposed elements of the infrastructure of the NIN is the National Operating System (NOS). Iran’s national SSL certificates are built into the NOS and the National Browser. Yet six years after Iran’s Communications Ministry published their “National Operation System Report” detailing the plans and goals of the system, and more than five years after its first version was introduced in 2010, the operating system remains unavailable to users, without public explanation.83
At a press conference at the 16th Tehran International Telecom Expo in September 2015, Nasrollah Jahangard, deputy minister of communications announced that the NOS would be launched in October 2016, and that its operational phase would begin soon, “after some applications are installed on this Operating System,”84 yet since then no version of this OS has been made available to users, again, without comment or explanation.