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Nokia may Reduce its Iran Business

By John Lee. Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia has said it may have to reduce its business in Iran due to the reimposition of US sanctions. In a statement to the markets, the company said: “We continuously monitor international developments and assess the appropriateness of our presence and business in various markets. “The US’ unilateral […]

HRW slams Iran’s Telegram Ban

From Human Rights Watch. The Iranian judiciary’s blocking of the messaging application Telegram is an unjustifiable restriction on freedom of expression and access to information, Human Rights Watch has said. With more than 40 million users, Telegram had become the main social media platform for Iranians. On April 30, 2018, Mizan Online News Agency, the […]

MTN’s IIG Expands 40-fold

By John Lee. South African telco MTN has given an update on its operations in Iran. In its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2016, the company said its MTN Irancell benefited from the country’s youthful demographics and higher smartphone penetration. Irancell is 51-percent owned by the state-owned Iran Electronic Industries. Iran Internet […]

Nokia to Build the 5G network in Iran

By John Lee. Nokia and the Mobile Communications Company of Iran (MCI) have reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which the company will build a framework for future implementation of 5G technology. (Source: Nokiamob)

Portugese Telecom Firm Enters Iran

Potugal-based Altice Labs has announced that it will provide GPON technology to equip apartment buildings in Tehran. In the first phase, a supply of a set of active station equipment (OLT) is planned, namely: 15 OLT1T0, 3 OLT1T3 and 3000 ONTs (terminal equipment) that will allow the interconnection of IP video gateways, including the possibility […]

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 […]

Italtel to support Operators in Iran

By John Lee. Italtel has announced that it will concentrate on building up ultra-fast Internet wideband infrastructures in Iran, so that essential services such as health and education can be improved. Iran is one of the fastest growing economies of the Middle East following the removal of the economic sanctions at the beginning of 2016. […]

France’s Orange in Talks with Iran

French telecoms operator Orange is in talks with Mobile Telecommunication Company of Iran (MCI) over potential cooperation, an official with the corporation said. “We anticipate that these discussions will be concluded within a few months,” a spokesman of Orange said in a statement, Reuters reported. The statement did not elaborate on what those areas of […]

Major Iranian Cities to get 4G Mobile Phone Services

By John Lee. Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology has said his ministry will provide major cities with fourth generation mobile phone services. Mahmoud Vaezi (pictured) told IRNA that other cities will receive the third generation services. (Source: IRNA)

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 […]