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RighTel Wins Internet Speed, Quality Survey

RighTel Wins Internet Speed, Quality Survey
RighTel Wins Internet Speed, Quality Survey

A new survey conducted by Iran’s Communications and Information Technology News Agency on the quality of 3G/4G mobile Internet connections proclaimed RighTel as the winner in this category.

CITNA asked respondents the following question on the top three local mobile operators: Which one has the best speed and quality of service?

Of the 2,300 people surveyed online by the local news agency, 31% of respondents said RighTel’s service was the best regarding speed and connectivity, whereas MTN-Irancell, the second largest mobile network and the biggest mobile Internet provider was placed at a close second place with 29%.

Mobile Communications Company of Iran (known as Hamrah-e-Avval) stood at third place with 17% for speed and quality.

About 23% of website viewers said there was no difference in the speed and connectivity of any of the three providers.

It was reported earlier in September that only 10% of MCI subscribers used fourth-generation Internet.

In an interview with Fars News Agency previously reported by this paper, the CEO of the oldest network Vahid Sadouqi said, “Our strategy is to fully develop 3G Internet for the majority of subscribers, first and foremost.”

MTN-Irancell, along with RighTel, offers third- and fourth-generation mobile Internet services.

RighTel was the first mobile operator to receive the exclusive license to offer 3G mobile Internet services with MCI and Irancell receiving the upgrade last autumn.

MTN-Irancell has taken the lead in the race for 3G and 4G Internet services in recent years. The company has announced that it is pushing ahead with plans to upgrade as many major cities as possible to 4G.

Currently, the company is pushing people to drop archaic ADSL Internet connections for its 3G/4G home modems, according to its latest marketing campaign around the Iranian capital.

The company recently launched both 3G and 4G networks on Tehran’s subway system.

According to the company, 3G/4G networks have so far been launched at Tehran’s Molavi, Hassanabad, Golbarg and Sabalan subway stations, and the network is expected to be soon expanded to other stations.

The company claims to have over 23 million data service subscribers and 23 million smart devices use the Irancell network, according to Cellular News.

 At present, we have 12.5 million 3G/LTE data service subscribers and 0.5 million WiMAX subscribers, while the company’s other subscribers are using 2G data services, an August report stated.


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