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Pars Online Makes Way for Internet of Things

Pars Online Makes Way for Internet of ThingsPars Online Makes Way for Internet of Things

Intelligent transportation and gas meters can be read on a phone: the Internet of Things is heading for Iran thanks to a deal announced February 16. Internet of Things (IoT) applications allows users to monitor and control everything from fridges to city-wide metro systems by connecting remote sensors with computers, mobile phones and smart watches. French startup Sigfox, which runs a wireless IoT network connecting such devices, signed the deal with local internet provider Parsnet to deploy its nationwide services in Iran by June, Parsnet said in a statement, AFP reported. Iran will be the 31st country to deploy Sigfox´s network, it said. “The arrival of this global connectivity solution opens the door to new economically competitive and energy-efficient services for Iranian businesses,” Parsnet head Ahmad Jafarabadi said. Parsnet´s parent company, Pars Online, is one of Iran´s biggest internet providers. Iran has a population of 80 million people who use at least 30 million smartphones, a third of which have internet access.


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