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Iranian Mobile Phones to Become Popular Inside the Country

During the recent years, the communication infrastructures in Iran have been improved by the government. Consequently, the number of mobile subscribers and clients has been increased dramatically. According to official statistics, current mobile penetration rate is estimated around 110% in Islamic Republic of Iran. Iran has always been a great market for mobile phones manufacturers. Although economic sancti ...

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Satellite Phone Companies Delay Localizing Missing Iranian Climbers

Iran’s Science and Technology Ministry announced on Thursday that satellite phone companies have delayed identifying the exact locations of missing Iranian climbers in Pakistan. Currently, a number of rescue teams are working hard to find the three Iranian mountaineers went missing last week. “The IT Ministry of Iran is doing what it could to find the locations of missing climbers in Pakistan. However, sate ...

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Iranian Government to Organize Local Hosting Providers

As the number of Internet users has been increased in Iran, many privately-held companies inside the country have started offering hosting services. This has made Science and Technology Ministry of Iran to propose a plan to organize all the local hosting providers. According to the proposed plan, only a few companies will be eligible to offer hosting services based on the criteria set by IT Ministry. The ma ...

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Iranian Webmasters Ask Government to Start Providing Cheap Internet Services

Currently, Iran is among the countries with worst Internet services in the world. IT experts have previously criticized the Iranian government for providing expensive and low-quality Internet services for citizens. Accordingly, the quality of Internet services in Iran is not comparable with the similar DSL services in Asian and European countries. During a meeting with Iran’s IT Minister, Mohammad Hassan Na ...

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Iranians Launch Over 50 Domestic Search Engines

In recent years, the Iranian government has encouraged local universities and companies to launch and develop web-based services in the hope of reducing the ‘penetration’ of ‘Western IT companies’ in Iranian community. Last year, Filtering Committee of Iran officially blocked Gmail for a few days. “Currently, more than 50 domestic search engines are operating in Iran. A large number of these websites have b ...

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MTN Irancell Accused of Insulting Umar Ibn Al Khattab

MTN Irancell, the second largest mobile operator of Islamic Republic, has been accused of insulting the Muslim Caliph Umar Ibn Al Khattab. At this time 90% of Iranians are Shia mainly disliking Umar, who had extremist position against Shia community during his administration. “Religious leaders, Ayatollah, Moftis and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have repeatedly urged Muslims to respect each ...

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Nasrollah Jahangard Advises Iranian Government to Revise Internet Filtering Committee

Under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the activities of Internet Filtering Committee have made many experts and analysts to criticize the performance of this committee. Currently, almost 55% of total websites in world are officially blocked by the Iranian government. Nasrollah Jahangard, the former Deputy Minister of Post, Telegraph & Telephone (PTT) for Development & Planning under Mohammad Khatami, says othe ...

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Iran Decides not to Pursue ‘Legal VPN’ Project

Last year, Iran’s Filtering Committee decided to block the ports of Virtual Private Network (VPN) for regular clients in the country. Accordingly, Internet users in Iran were able to circumvent governmental restrictions by utilizing this service. At the same time, Iran's telecommunication infrastructure company launched a new project to sell ‘legal’ VPN services to ‘certified’ clients in order to fulfill do ...

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Majlis to Investigate the Security of National Email Service

Last week, Iran’s IT Ministry launched national email service in order to allocate one email address to each citizen on certain conditions. A number of IT experts have raised questions about the security of this national service. Rumors suggest that a few exploits have been published in underground forums. MP Avaz Heydarpour of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said on Thursday that ...

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66 Percent of Iranians Unhappy with Internet Infrastructures of the Country

According to a survey conducted by Saeid Nourizad, an Iran-based IT analyst and researcher, shows that 66% of Iranians are not happy with the conditions of communication tools and Internet infrastructures in Iran. “Base on these studies, 66% of people are not satisfied with the conditions of Internet accesses in Iran. In this survey, only 23% of clients expressed their satisfactions with the current service ...

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