iran telecom innovations 2018: Top governmental support and an active participation of leading exhibitors and potential buyers
iran telecom innovations 2018 – heavily supported by the Ministry of ICT, the Communications Regulatory Authority, TIC-Telecommunication Infrastructure Company, Iran Post and many other governmental institutions.
- TCI-Telecommunications Company of Iran covers the entire hall 6 to present their latest technologies and solutions as well as the Telecommunications Company of Tehran
- MCI-Mobile Communications Company of Iran makes an impressive presentation occupying the entire hall 7
- MTN Irancell covers the entire hall 27
Major governmental institutions inform about their latest activities in hall 8 such as
- Ministry of ICT
- Communications Regulatory Authority
- Telecommunication Infrastructure Company TIC
- ICT Research Institute
- Iranian Space Research Center ISRC
- Post Bank of Iran
- Post Company of Iran
Important banks such as Bank Mellat and Bank Saderat Iran have their impressive stands in halls 14 and 10.
US$ 18.5 billion to be invested in the Iranian ICT-sector over the next five years
TCI alone plans to invest USD 306 million in infrastructure in 2018 and 2019
Bandwidth planned to be 4-folded - Iran getting ready for e-banking and e-government
Local start-ups, ICT and knowledge based companies growing in number and variety
According to the Iranian minister of ICT Minister Jahromi, the Iranian government plans investments of US$ 18.5 billion in the ICT sector over the period of the sixth five-year development plan, starting on 21 March 2017. Alongside this investment, the government is planning for the investment of US$ 15 billion in industries related to ICT. TCI alone plans to invest USD 306 million in infrastructure in 2018 and 2019.
Mobile internet speed increased by 36% in 2017 making Iran the most dynamic country in terms of ITC development encording to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The minister of ICT explained the expansion of access to the high-speed internet over the country: “Currently, around 700 towns and cities have access to 3rd generation and around 350 cities have access to 4th generation mobile internet access. We are planning to increase the countries bandwidth which is currently 4 Gb/s up to 17 Gb/s. Therefore we are ready to enter a new phase of change in many areas including banking.”
“At the moment, many ministries are using the National Broadband Network. The ministry of ICT emphasizes that the development of the National Broadband Network has created more than 100,000 jobs and therefore the electronic government is being pushed further.”