|[October 11, 2017]
Iran Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses 2017 - Research and Markets
- Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses"
report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.
Iran to see arrival of MVNOs amid other reforms to telecoms sector
Mobile services are widely available in Iran with services on offer from
three major mobile network operators which are able to offer services on
a national basis. These include MCI, MTN (News - Alert) Irancell and Rightel. In March
2017 competition in the mobile sector was set to increase further with
the country's largest ISP, Shatel Group, reportedly given permission to
begin offering full MVNO services in Iran. It would operate under the
brand name Shatel Mobile. HiWeb, which signed a partnership deal with
Vodafone (News - Alert) Group in October 2016, was also awarded a license from the CRA
to offer SIM cards under a local brand name.
Mobile data services are available but account for a small proportion of
total revenue. This is expected to increase over time as mobile data
services increasingly underpin future revenue growth, made possible by
the launch of 3G/HSPA and 4G LTE services. Recently WiMAX (News - Alert) services in
Iran were replaced with TDD-LTE services by two operators, Irancell and
Iran is currently implementing its 6th Development Plan which runs
between 2016 2021 and contains a number of measures to transform the
telecoms sector. For example, the development plan aims to increase
Internet bandwidth; encourage foreign and private investment in te
telecoms sector as well as make structural changes to the telecoms
incumbent, Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI).
Internet usage is growing due to improved accessibility brought about by
competition and government initiatives designed to improve ICT
accessibility. Iran has been developing its own National intranet that
will host only approved Islamic content. Known as the National
Information Network (NIN); it went live e in August 2016 and will offer
speeds of up to 10 Tb/s as part of an upgrade underway in 2017. The NIN
is designed to complement the Internet and operates on Iran's fibre
The lifting of economic sanctions in early 2016 was expected to
facilitate a big boost to Iran's economy. However, in 2017 it became
apparent that the economic transformation of Iran is occurring at a
slower pace than expected, with industry analysts commenting that Iran
needs to reduce its reliance on oil and strengthen other industry
Iran plans to digitise it school and government networks as part of
its 6th Development Plan.
In 2016 Irancell ceased operating its WiMAX network as it began
offering LTE (News - Alert)-TDD services instead.
In February 2017 ISP MobinNet made a similar transition and also began
offering TDD-LTE services.
In August 2016, Mobile Number Portability (MNP) was commercially
launched in Iran.
ISP Shatel launched a new VoIP service at the of 2016 which requires
the incumbent, TCI, to interconnect its calls.
There is ongoing Fixed-Mobile Conversion (FMC) taking place in Iran.
Fixed line growth has been slowing in recent years while mobile
subscriptions are on the increase.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
4. Regulatory environment
5. Fixed network operators in Iran
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
7. Broadband access market
8. Digital economy
9. Digital media
10. Mobile communications
Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI)
Mobile Communications Iran (MCI)
Tamin Telecom (Rightel)
Rafsanjan Industrial Complex (Taliya)
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