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Iranian high-speed internet reaches over 35,000 villages by March

Published 24 Mar 2021 11:28 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

The Iranian government has increased the number of villages with access to high-speed internet across the country from nearly zero in 2013 to 35,519 at the end of the last ...

Iran set to auction 3.5 GHz spectrum for 5G

Published 18 Feb 2021 08:53 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Meanwhile, Morteza Taheribakhsh, the head of technical and network development at MCI Iran, has warned that the sale should ensure that frequencies can be shared between ...

MTN Irancell launches commercial 5G service

Published 17 Feb 2021 14:55 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

MTN Irancell has launched a first commercial 5G internet service, PressTV reported. The operator said the site in a park in northern Tehran would be a first in the country ...

Central Bank of Iran plans to introduce NFC mobile payments

Published 10 Feb 2021 10:35 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has announced plans to introduce NFC contactless payments in the country, enabling consumers to upload their bank card information to their ...

Iran completes construction of Nahid-2 satellite

Published 26 Jan 2021 11:05 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iranian experts have completed the construction of a communications satellite and an orbital transmission system, Mehr News reported. Head of the Iranian Space Agency Morteza ...

Iranian telecom minister returns to office after appearing before prosecutor

Published 21 Jan 2021 16:07 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iran's judiciary has released the country's telecom minister on bail on 20 January after he was summoned for prosecution by the general prosecutor, Asharq Al-Awsat reported. ...

Iran's MCI to start 5G rollout by March

Published 05 Jan 2021 12:52 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Hamrave Aval (Mobile Company of Iran, MCI) has started commissioning 5G and will be put into operation by end of March, TehranTimes reported. ...

MTN Irancell revenue service rises 34% in first 9 months

Published 30 Oct 2020 13:26 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

MTN Irancell's service revenue grew by 34.4 percent in the first nine months to 30 September year on year, with data revenue up by 51.2 percent, benefiting from increased ...

Iran to send new Nahid 1 telecom satellite into orbit

Published 14 Oct 2020 09:32 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iran will be sending its new Nahid 1 (Venus 1) telecom satellite into orbit, Farsnews reported, without providing any specific dates. Jafar Salehi, the deputy head of Iran's ...

Russia and Iran plan to cooperate on ICT

Published 04 Sep 2020 16:28 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of), Russian Federation

Russian deputy minister at the Ministry of Telecommunications Maksim Parshin has participated in a meeting of the Russia-Iran working group on cooperation in the area of ICT. ...

MTN Group denies plans to exit Iran

Published 12 Aug 2020 10:14 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

MTN Group and MTN Irancell said that there are no immediate plans for MTN to exit Iran, and the 51.7 million customers in the republic could rely on continuing to receive ...

MTN Group mulls sale of stake in Iranian ride-hailing app Snapp

Published 10 Aug 2020 11:24 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

The MTN Group is considering selling its stake in Iranian ride-hailing app Snapp as it trims its e-commerce portfolio and plans an exit of the Middle East, Bloomberg ...

Iranian 5G test achieves 1.5 Gbps

Published 24 Jul 2020 09:53 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iranian deputy ICT minister Sattar Hashemi says the first trial of 5G mobile technology has been successful with a speed of 1.5 Gbps reached, Mehrs News Agency reported. ...

Iran govt calls on MCI, Irancell to reverse internet price increase

Published 23 Jul 2020 12:31 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

The government has called on mobile operators MCI and MTN-Irancell to reverse the price hike, which could restrain Iranians' access to the internet, Financial Tribune ...

Iran sets August for launch of 5G in Tehran

Published 06 Jul 2020 09:16 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Mobile Communication Company of Iran (MCI) plans to switch on Iran's first 5G mobile network in the capital city of Tehran in August, Iranian minister of communications and ...

MCI sets up data centre in Iran's East Azarbaijan Province

Published 01 Jul 2020 11:06 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iran's ICT ministry has launched a data centre in East Azarbaijan Province in northwest Iran, Financial Tribune reported. The data centre has been established at a cost of ...

MTN says Iranian prospects remain robust despite sanctions

Published 20 Mar 2020 10:34 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

MTN Group says its business prospects in Iran, the second-biggest market by subscribers, remain robust despite US sanctions and the fall-out from the coronavirus outbreak, ...

Iranian govt says recent cyberattacks are meant to discredit it

Published 19 Feb 2020 12:23 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iran's government says unprecedented recent cyberattacks are aimed at lowering Internet quality to make people worry about government meddling with access and to cause ...

Iran to launch 4 satellites in coming year

Published 10 Feb 2020 11:06 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iran plans to launch four satellites in the next fiscal year, which starts on 20 March, Tasnim News Agency reported. ICT minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said the new, ...

Iran thwarts large-scale cyber attack

Published 10 Feb 2020 10:08 CET | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

The telecommunications ministry has said it repelled a major cyberattack on 08 February that partially shut down Iranian internet services for an hour, Iran Daily reported. ...

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. ...

 




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