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Iranian regulator reaches preliminary agreement with streaming service providers

Published 07 Jan 2020 11:31 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iranian video streaming services and the state-run broadcaster IRIB have reached a preliminary agreement for regulating the distribution of multimedia content on the web, ...

Iran shuts down internet in some provinces ahead of fresh demonstrations - report

Published 27 Dec 2019 09:49 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iran's government has again started restricting mobile internet access in several provinces ahead of calls for demonstrations on social media, Reuters reported citing an ...

Iran's MCI names Behabadi as new CEO

Published 02 Dec 2019 09:27 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Mobile Communications Company of Iran (MCI) has appointed Mehdi Akhavan Behabadi as its new CEO, Financial Tribune reported. Behabadi replaces Hamid Farhang who had served in ...

Iranian govt to expand domestic ICT production by 2021

Published 02 Dec 2019 09:19 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iran's ICT sector will become less dependent on imports and more self-reliant by 2021, thanks to the expansion of domestic production units, IRIB News reported. Industries ...

Iran restoring internet after demonstrations against fuel price hikes

Published 21 Nov 2019 16:52 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Internet is coming back to Iran, after a nationwide shutdown aimed at calming demonstrations over fuel price hikes, Reuters reported, citing local agencies and residents. ...

Iran to establish joint ICT market with Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan

Published 19 Jul 2019 09:54 CET | Azerbaijan, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Russian Federation, Turkey

Iranian ICT minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi announced that a joint ICT market will be formed between his country, Russia, Turkey and Azerbaijan, Mehrnews ...

Iran to use ICT-products from Russia

Published 20 Jun 2019 17:19 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of), Russian Federation

Russia plans to supply Iran with many of its ICT products. The decision was taken during the first meeting of the ICT working group of both states. The working group also ...

Iranian govt plans to expand satellite communication services

Published 12 Jun 2019 14:30 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Two Iranian state agencies are working on a project to expand satellite communication services in the country. Deputy ICT minister Morteza Barari, who also heads the Iranian ...

MEA personal computing market declines 13.4% in Q1, shipments at lowest since Q3 2010

Published 12 Jun 2019 13:57 CET | Africa, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Middle East

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, for desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, declined by 13.4 percent year on year in Q1, ...

Iran's intranet system is 80 percent complete - report

Published 24 May 2019 11:03 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iran's Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution says the national information network (ININ), a intranet system that the country is working on, is 80 percent complete, ...

Iranian regulator blocks 127,000 phone numbers for sending unwanted advertising texts

Published 15 May 2019 14:09 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iran's Communications Regulatory Authority said it has blocked close to 127,000 phone numbers of advertisers since November 2017 to curb annoying and unwarranted text ...

HiWeb acquires 23% stake in Iranian Net

Published 08 May 2019 08:47 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iranian ISP HiWeb has acquired a 23 percent share in the country's fourth communications operator Iranian Net, reports Financial Tribune reported. Iranian Net, along with ...

Iran blocks 120,000 mobile phone numbers for unwanted text ads since November 2017

Published 08 Apr 2019 12:53 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iran's Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has blocked about 120,000 mobile phone numbers since November 2017 when automated monitoring came into effect, to curb ...

Flooding in Iran causes telecom infrastructure damage worth almost IRR 15 trillion

Published 08 Apr 2019 12:51 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Communication infrastructure sustained nearly IRR 15 trillion in damages from the floods sweeping across many Iranian provinces during and after the Norouz holidays, ...

Iranian telecom services reach 63% of rural residents

Published 05 Mar 2019 10:29 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iran's ICT ministry says broadband services will be available in almost every rural areas by the end of March 2020, Financial Tribune reported. Mehrdad Torabian, director of ...

Armenia, Iran, Qatar sign MOU on new regional internet link

Published 01 Mar 2019 09:29 CET | Armenia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Qatar

Armenia, Iran and Qatar signed a MOU on regional cooperation. According to the document, the largest telecommunication companies of the three countries will cooperate to ...

MTN Irancell replaces CEO

Published 21 Feb 2019 13:21 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

South African telecoms group MTN said the head of its Iranian associate MTN Irancell is to retire, to be replaced by an academic with expertise in the sector. MTN said ...

MTN denies bribery of former South African ambassador to Iran

Published 19 Feb 2019 09:26 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of), South Africa

MTN Group has reiterated its denial of bribery allegations linked to securing its GSM licence in Iran in 2005, ITWeb reported. MTN says it has consistently denied there is ...

Iran President wants restriction on unwanted SMS-dissemination

Published 22 Jan 2019 19:20 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

SMS-dissemination to Iran citizens without prior agreement should be stopped, Hassan Rouhani, Iran President said during a meeting with the management of the Ministry of ITC, ...

Iran's ICT revenues expected to shrink 9% in 2019 fiscal year

Published 21 Jan 2019 10:45 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iran's government expects to earn USD 864 million from the ICT sector in the coming 2019 fiscal year, Eghtesadonline reported. The figures are 9 percent lower than the ...

Iranian satellite fails in third stage

Published 16 Jan 2019 10:29 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iran's attempt to launch a satellite on a long-range ballistic missile has ended in failure, Telecoms Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi has announced, according to The ...

Mobin Net increases internet prices

Published 10 Jan 2019 11:21 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iranian ISP Mobin Net has increased its prices by 18 percent, blaming the rise in infrastructure maintenance costs, Financial Tribune reports. A one-month internet package ...

Iran's TCI to issue IRR 5 trillion sukuk

Published 10 Jan 2019 10:46 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Tose'e Etemad Mobin, the parent company of Telecommunication Company of Iran, is to issue IRR 5 trillion worth of equity-based Ijarah sukuk on the Iran Fara Bourse, an ...

Huawei alleged links to Iran exposed in new documents by Reuters

Published 09 Jan 2019 10:33 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of), United States, World

Reuters has discovered documents that suggest Huawei may have been more closely linked than suggested with two companies accused by the US of facilitating sales to Iran in ...

Iran internet exchange traffic rises to 800 Gbps

Published 03 Jan 2019 10:39 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

The exchange of internet traffic inside Iran has increased from 263 Gbps since June 2017 to 800 Gbps in January 2019, making up 50 percent of the country's total internet ...