MCI Says Will Improve Internet Speed, Access
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MCI Says Will Improve Internet Speed, Access

The managing director of Iran’s largest mobile operator, Mobile Communications of Iran (MCI or Hamra-e-Avval), Mahdi Sadoghi, says Iran has 0.15% share of global mobile data usage but he ranking is set to improve.
In a talk with Mehr News Agency Tuesday, Sadoughi said that global data usage in 2016 was 400,000 petabytes. Each petabyte is 250 bytes or a million gigabytes.
He further stated that 1.8% of international mobile Internet users are Iranians, while the mobile data usage in the country in 2016 was 600 petabytes, 0.15% of the total.
Internet users in Iran will get a boost in speed in the near future, the MCI chief said. “With support from the Telecoms Ministry, mobile operators will soon sell Internet at higher speeds.”
Sadoughi was talking at an event in which he signed several memorandums of understanding with Iranian universities for establishing knowledge-based companies.
The comments come nearly a year after a spokesperson from the telco ministry said companies were teaming up with foreign firms to improve and increase the internet speed. Iran has one of the slowest Internet speeds in Asia.
Barat Qanbari, deputy minister for communications and information technology, said in May the ministry was working on a broadband development plan to increase average Internet speed for each user to up to 20 megabits per second in five years.
Qanbari added that $15 billion would be invested in the communications sector in the next five years and half of the funding will go to the state-owned Telecommunications Company of Iran.


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