Free Wireless Internet Service Now Available on Tehran’s Buses
During the recent years, Tehran Municipality has tried to increase the quality of public transportation in Iran’s capital. According to local media reports, Tehran Municipality in partnership with Rightel is going to offer free wireless Internet service at select buses in Tehran.
In the pilot phase of this project, 16 buses have been equipped with Rightel simcards in Tehran. In near future, Rightel will cover all operating buses in this city. It’s been announced that students are the major targets of this comprehensive project.
Rightel has also agreed to provide other Web-based services to bus drivers and Tehran Municipality. Services such as GPS, traffic stimulator and etc are among the offered services by Rightel.
Mohsen Azimpour, an IT expert in Iran, believes that this kind of services can increase Internet penetration rate in Tehran. “This is the first move of its kind in Iran. Like the major European cities, Iranians will be able to use free Internet services in buses. Officials in other cities like Isfahan, Tabriz and Mashhad should also run the same project in their cities.”
As the first and only 3G mobile network in Iran, Rightel is able to offer high quality Internet services to its subscribers and different organizations in country. However, the private-held mobile operator has failed to offer its video call services. Local seminaries and religious leaders have repeatedly denounced Rightel for offering video call services, which enable women and men to establish relations out of Islamic guidelines.