Iran looks to develop own text messaging apps for people to use

Business Materials 7 September 2020 08:55 (UTC +04:00)
Iran looks to develop own text messaging apps for people to use

TEHRAN, Iran, Sept.7


Iran has proper technical and economic capacities to develop messaging apps of high quality, said the Chief of National Iranian Cyberspace Center Abolhassan Firouzabadi, Trend reports via ISNA.

"Recently there have been negotiations with Irancell and Mobile Telecommunication Company of Iran (MCI) on creation of such an app," he said.

"The privacy of domestic text messaging app users has not been cut, their private information remains safe. Currently some 20 million of Iranian users are using local messaging apps, but unfortunately foreign messaging apps are also being used," he said.

"There is no problem in simultaneous use of foreign and domestic apps, but we prefer for people to use local apps," he said.

"Due to COVID-19, the cyber training has become more important, so there's a local education platform called "Shad" has been used by students and teachers," said Firouzabadi.

"It is expected that the Shad SIM card will be provided to students for using internet," he said.

"We expect the officials to support domestic platforms. Many officials only use foreign platforms, but we expect them to provide their comments on Iranian platforms and support national information network," he said.