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H1 Mobile Penetration Exceeds 156%

According to Iran’s Communications Regulatory Authority, the penetration rate of mobile network in the country has reached 156.6% with 133.09 million active SIM cards registered by Sept. 22
H1 Mobile Penetration Exceeds 156%
H1 Mobile Penetration Exceeds 156%

Mobile network penetration rate in the country reached 156.64% in the first half of the current fiscal year (March 21-Sept. 22), according to Iran's Communications Regulatory Authority.
According to a periodic report published on CRA's website,, the total number of active SIM cards in the country reached 133.09 million on Sept. 22, up 0.96% from the first quarter (March 21-June 21) figure.
SIM cards are provided by three domestic mobile operators, namely Mobile Telecommunications Company of Iran (MCI, or Hamrah-e Avval in Persian), Irancell and RighTel.
During the period under review, MCI held the lion's share of the market, accounting for 71.26 million SIM cards, followed by Irancell with 56.68 million and RighTel with 5.14 million.


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