Mobile Services Should be Improved in Iran
Mahmoud Vaezi, Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, said on Saturday that the Iranian mobile operators need to improve the quality of their services. Irancell and Hamrah-e-Avval are currently the leading mobile operators in the country.
“Unfortunately the Iranian mobile operators are not offering high quality services to subscribers. Citizens are extremely suffering from poor network coverage in different areas. I strongly request the operators to address the existing issues as soon as possible,” Mahmoud Vaezi said in an interview with state media.
“Although the mobile operators have managed to obtain the necessary licenses with regard to their operations, they should constantly improve their services. Telecommunication services should meet the current standards,” Mahmoud Vaezi continued.
The Iranian minister also went on to say that mobile operators should follow the Islamic and national regulations. “All the companies and organizations in Iran including but not limited to the mobile operators are requested to respect the Islamic rules and guidelines,”
Regarding the current infrastructures in Iran, Mahmoud Vaezi said: “As a matter of fact, the communications infrastructure in Iran needs to be improved. I will try my best to enhance the quality of communications in the country during my presidency,”
Iranian analysts have called on the government to reinforce communication infrastructures in the country. Currently, there are over 45 million Internet users in Iran, but most of them are suffering from low-quality Internet services.
“This type of issues should be resolved. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has promised to allocate specific budget to Iran’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology in order to fill the current digital divide.” Mahmoud Vaezi concluded.
At the same time, the Iranian government is requested to unblock popular social networking websites to facilitate communications between the Iranian nationals. Mahmoud Vaezi refused to make a comment with regard to the status of Iran’s Filtering Committee under the leadership of Hassan Rouhani.