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MTN Irancell Invests in IIG

The Iran Internet Group (IIG), the leading internet group in Iran with several million unique and paid transactions every month, just announced the closing of a funding round led by MTN Irancell. The group, whose ventures include the by far market-leading car hailing platform Snapp, has secured the funding in a move that will further […]

South Africa’s MTN Eyes Expansion in Iran

A senior official with South Africa’s telecom giant MTN Group said it plans to increase its presence in Iran’s lucrative market following the removal of anti-Tehran sanctions. “We’re very excited about Iran and the possibilities there,” MTN’s newly appointed head of strategy, mergers and acquisitions, Stephen van Coller, said in an interview with Reuters. “That […]

WPP Signs Agreement with PPG in Iran

WPP, the world’s largest communications services group, has signed an affiliation agreement with PPG, the leader in digital marketing in Iran, which operates more than 15 top digital services companies in the country. According to a statement from the company, this agreement will give WPP and its clients access, on an exclusive basis, to the […]

Vodafone in Iran Infrastructure Deal

UK-based mobile phone company Vodafone and Iranian ISP HiWEB today jointly announced a new non-equity Partner Market agreement for Iran. Vodafone will assist HiWEB in rolling out and modernising network and IT infrastructure, expanding the fixed and mobile internet services – under the HiWEB brand – that HiWEB can offer to its Iranian consumer and […]

MTN Invests in “Iran’s Uber”

By John Lee. South African mobile phone company MTN Group has agreed to invest $22 million in Snapp.ir, Iran’s first cab-hailing smartphone app. Snapp CEO Shahram Shahkar informed Bloomberg that the funds would be used to allow the company to expand quickly from Tehran into other cities. He said it has grown to about 500,000 subscribers […]

Sparkle, TIC Partner to expand IP Network in Iran

Sparkle, the international services arm of Telecom Italia Group, and the Telecommunication Infrastructure Company of Iran (TIC), has signed a partnership agreement for the expansion of Sparkle’s Global IP Backbone Seabone in Iran with a new IP POP in Teheran. Through this new Point of Presence that will be in operations by end of this […]

US AT&T Partners with Iran’s RighTel

A spokesman for US mobile phone company AT&T said it has signed an agreement with an Iranian mobile phone operator to provide voice calls and data services to customers in the Islamic Republic. According to a report carried by the New York Times, Iran’s RighTel and AT&T signed the cooperation document last week, which will […]

Two journalists Arrested in Iran

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Iranian authorities to immediately release two reformist journalists arrested in recent days, and stop jailing the media for doing their work. At the time of his arrest, pro-government media described Sadra Mohaqeq, the editor of the reformist newspaper Shargh Daily, as an “infiltrator.” Security forces detained […]

Sweden Eager to Invest in Iran’s ICT Sector

Swedish Minister of Housing and Digital Development Peter Eriksson expressed his country’s enthusiasm for more active presence in Iran’s information and communications technology (ICT) market in the post-sanctions era. In a meeting with Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi in Stockholm on Thursday, Eriksson voiced support for Swedish investment in various fields […]