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The case for Net Neutrality in Iran

By Holly Dagres, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. “Please see this link,” Iran’s minister of information and communications technology replied on Twitter after an internet freedom activist confronted him about net neutrality. Typically, Iranian government officials would ignore such affronts on […]

The Growth of Online Business in Iran

By Behnaz Ranjbar, from Yekpay. Not a day goes by when we don’t hear about the growth of the online businesses and the success of start-ups. But the other side of this coin is the threat that it poses to the traditional market of the country. Although it might take time, it is obvious that […]

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 […]

Why VR is more Virtual than Reality in Iran

By Zahra Alipour, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. About two years ago, Italian photographer Matteo Lonardi traveled to Tehran as part of a project called “Reframe Iran.” His goal was to portray Iran away from “the news headlines” and “politics” by using […]

Tightening the Net: Iran’s National Internet Project

ARTICLE 19 has launched the first part of the ‘Tightening the Net‘ series, a report which explores Iran’s National Internet Project, analysing its history and development, its ramifications for freedom of expression online, and offering recommendations to the Iranian government, as well as private investors and technology companies that may be investing in digital development […]

Korea to help Rebuild Telecom Network

By John Lee. IRNA quotes Iran’s Telecommunication Network spokesman Davoud Zareian as saying that some of the required equipment to develop the network has been purchased and Korean experts will help to build it. Some of the equipment purchased in the tender has been used in the Razavi Khorasan, Fars and Azerbaijan provinces. He added […]

How Internet Censorship Protects Iranian Businesses

By Mahmoud Pargoo, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran continues to restrict access to US-based social media networks such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter as well as many other websites considered immoral or against its national security. Late last month, even Telegram, […]