• High Time to Tap Technology for Management of Natural Resources

    Iran’s ministries of ICT and energy have signed a joint plan of action to exploit information and communication technologies to address the dire water shortage and widespread electricity outages that in recent weeks have disrupted life and business in the sweltering summer heat.
    A step toward smart management of energy and water resources was taken on Tuesday when ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi and Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian forged the action plan which aims to utilize modern technologies for managing the national water and electricity distribution networks, hoping to enhance the quality of services.

Sci & Tech

Read the latest news about Iran's technology industries, from startups, mobile networks, innovative companies and e-commerce.

  • Yerevan Will Host Iran IT, Digital Media Expo
    Supported by the Vice Presidential Office for Science and Technology, Iranian firms active in the fields of information technology and digital media are to hold an exhibition at Yerevan’s Expo...
  • Telecommunications Company of Iran Signs Infrastructure Sharing Agreements with Local ISPs
    Telecommunications Company of Iran has signed two agreements with local Internet service providers Mabna Telecom and AsiaTech, based on which the state-owned company will share its networks with...
  • The new feature has been tested extensively.
    A new feature designed to assist the visually impaired people has been added to Kish Iran Credit Card Corporation’s e-wallet application. The mobile payment app, which is named ‘PUT’, utilizes the...
  • 03/07/2018
    Iran’s minister of communications and information technology elaborated on the country’s approach toward the development of a national cryptocurrency and highlighted some of the challenges facing...
  • New Quantum Computer Undergoing Trials
    Researchers from Google are testing a quantum computer with 72 quantum bits, or qubits, scientists reported at a meeting of the American Physical Society on Monday — a big step up from the company’...
  • Iranian universities ranked in two out of the five broad subjects, namely engineering and life sciences.
    Six Iranian universities are present in Quacquarelli Symonds 2018 subject rankings.  The University of Tehran is also present in two new fields for the first time. The QS World University...
  • Spotify Cracks Down on Replica Apps
    Spotify is cracking down on users who run modified replicas of the software that remove some of the...
  • Tehran to Transform Into Smart City
    Tehran’s mayor outlined the municipality’s plans for transforming the metropolis into a smart city during the first round of Smart Tehran Congress, which is being held at the iconic Milad Tower...
  • Moto G6 Play Leaked
    Motorola’s Moto G6 was absent from last week’s Mobile World Congress, missing the obvious annual...
  • Mobile phones rank 15th biggest Iran import.
    In recent months, the number of cellphones entering Iran through legal channels has more than doubled. There has been a 160% year-on-year increase in the number of handsets entering the country...
  • Zuckerberg Sold $500 Million of Facebook Stock in February
    Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg sold nearly $500 million of the company’s shares in February to fund his philanthropic investment vehicle, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,...
  • Samsung is the dominant brand in Iran and estimated to have a 50% share in the market.
    Samsung’s representative in Iran started the presale of its latest flagship handset Galaxy S9 series in the country on Feb. 29. Galaxy S9 and S9+ were unveiled during a press conference on...
  • The phone has an E-Ink touchscreen.
    The Light Phone is a cellphone released last year with an interesting premise: strip away all the extraneous, distracting pieces of modern smartphones—like Internet, texting, email and photography—...
  • Iran Government to Lower Laptop Tariffs
    Following private sector pressure and a rise in public demand, import tariffs on laptops will be reduced to 5% in the coming months, the head of Tehran’s Information Technology Union announced....
  • Startups were among the participants.
    The Sharif University of Technology held a job fair over the weekened at Goftogu Park north of Tehran. According to the events website, 55 companies participated in the job fair including several...
  • Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S9 at the event.
    Every year, the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturers (apart from Apple) descend on Barcelona to announce their shiny new phones at Mobile World Congress.
  • A Samsung sales center in Tehran
    Samsung, the dominant cellphone brand in Iran’s market, has been exempted from the mandatory Mobile Registry Scheme until the end of the Norouz  (Iranian New Year) holidays that ends in April. The...
  • Business Consultation for Iranian Knowledge-Based Firms
    The government-backed Innovation and Prosperity Fund (NSFund) will provide knowledge-based firms with business consultation to assist them in their work. The NSFund, established in 2013 to help...
  • Apple Moves to Store iCloud Keys in China
    When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users’ iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data center at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to...
  • Hardly a week passes without cryptocurrencies making the headlines.
    With the unabashed rise of cryptocurrencies and growing public interest in the so-called digital money, Iran Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (Iran CERTCC) reports that some...
  • Iranian Knowledge-Based Firm to Produce Anesthesia Machines
    A knowledge-based company located in Pardis Technology Park has obtained permits to produce anesthesia machines. CEO of Premier Electro Medical Care Company says his firm has received the necessary...
  • It is said that the Registry Scheme has caused prices to rise by up to 20%.
    While officials claim that cellphone prices have dropped sharply, market observers dismiss the assertion saying that prices remain high. Officials at the Telecoms Ministry in Tehran have been...
  • Iranian Internet Service Providers Under Scrutiny
    In a bid to increase access to the Internet, the Communication Regulatory Authority introduced a mandatory landline Internet Fair Usage Policy last December. Now the ombudsman says it has received...
  • SpaceX successfully deployed a satellite into low Earth orbit for the Spanish government.
    SpaceX took a critical step Thursday toward making one of Elon Musk’s dreams...
  • Fake Telegram App Stole User Data
    A phishing attack on Telegram users has been identified and stopped by the Iran Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center. A report published by the CERTCC details the attack by...