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Iran Attends Mobile World Congress

Iran Attends Mobile World CongressIran Attends Mobile World Congress

Five Iranian firms have attended Mobile World Congress, the world’s premier technology fair, in Barcelona, Spain. The four-day event, which will be underway by March 5, is the first global opportunity for many of the companies attending to attract new customers under the title of “Mobile Innovation.”

The Iranian companies attending include Behpardaz Jahan Iran Mobile Innovation Pavillion, Maktab Khooneh, MAPFA, Naghsh-e Aval-e-Keyfiyat (NAK) and Hamrah-e Aval’s latest spin off Jiring online payment wallet.

Also in attendance this year is Iran’s minister of communications and information technology, Mahmoud Vaezi, according to IRNA.

The minister is at the event to support Iran’s technology companies and also discuss the development of the country’s digital and telecommunications infrastructure, the reports said.

He is expected to hold talks with several foreign communication ministers on the sidelines of the landmark event.

The congress includes a conference featuring keynote speakers and top-level panel discussions, an exhibition with more than 1,800 companies displaying the cutting-edge products and technologies that define the future of mobile and the annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony, which recognizes the most innovative mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world.

In 2014, Mobile World Congress hosted more than 85,000 mobile professionals from over 200 countries. This year that number increased by 10 percent, said the organizers.  

This year, it is the first time both private and government Iranian companies have individual stands at the fair.