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Irancell Expands Reach

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Iran’s second largest mobile operator Irancell has announced it opened a new service center in Jahrom, Fars Province.

The center was opened in the presence of the company’s supply and delivery director.

The jointly South African owned operator has stepped up efforts in recent months against its main rival MCI (Mobile Communications of Iran or Hamrah-e Aval) to broaden its base of subscribers.

The recent jump in PR signals that Irancell intends to take on the main operator and recent startup Rightel in their offerings of 3G and 4G LTE services.

Towards the end of November 2014, the Iranian government granted both MCI and Irancell licenses to offer third and fourth generation mobile phone services.

Since then both major networks have stepped up efforts to get their subscribers to upgrade their service plans to the new faster connection.

With 3G and 4G networks, download speeds have been recorded 3.5 to 40 Mbps, upload speeds range from 512 to 15 Mbps and the responding time from 50 to 150 milliseconds.