Over 45 million Internet users in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr.7/ Trend G.Mehdi/
More than 45 million people are using internet in Iran, IRNA reported, citing data released by the National Internet Development Center.
Internet penetration factor reached 60 percent in the past Iranian calendar year which ended on March 20.
The number of internet users in the year which ended in March 2012 reached 32.7 million.
The number of GPRS users amounts to 27.5 million, accounting for 36 percent of total internet users in Iran. Some 867,000 people are using high-speed internet, and about 6 million people are using internet via optical fiber network.
Since 2005, Iran has been developing the "national internet" to improve control over its content as well as speed. The project, which is separate from the World Wide Web, was scheduled to be completed by 2013. This network will be separated from the rest of the internet specifically for domestic use.