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Rural Communications Get Boost

The expansion of telecom coverage is part of ICT Ministry’s plan to provide all villages with over 20 households with access to speedy telecom and internet connections by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2021)
Rural Communications Get Boost
Rural Communications Get Boost

To upgrade ICT infrastructures in underdeveloped parts of the country, the Iranian government has joined hands with the private sector to provide over 1,000 rural areas with access to mobile network and internet services. 
During a Saturday event held in Tehran, ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi made the announcement and held symbolic inaugurations in Shahniz and Golaneh villages in Kohgilouyeh-Boyerahmad and Kurdestan provinces, the ministry’s website reported.
The total budget spent on development project amounts to 3 trillion rials ($16.89 million), of which 896 billion rials ($4.98 million) are provided by the major mobile operator MTN-Irancell. 
As a result, people in 1,034 villages were linked to the National Information Network and can now access mobile data connection.


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