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Iranian Minister of ICT talks possible increase of taxation on mobile operators

ICT Materials 23 February 2021 12:10
Iranian Minister of ICT talks possible increase of taxation on mobile operators

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 23

Trend:

Iranian Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) said that the parliament's bill on increasing the tax of mobile operators by $714 million, will lead to a significant rise in internet prices. Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi expressed hope that the parliament will vote against the mobile operator's tax raise, Trend reports.

He went on to emphasize that the approval of such a bill will cause a significant increase in the price of Internet packages.

Since July 2020, the major mobile operators MTN-Irancell and Mobile Telecommunications Company of Iran (MCI) have revised their pricing procedures making Internet services a bit costlier.

Operators usually offered special packages which enabled users to access the Internet at relatively low rates. Now they have deleted the affordable packages in a manner that compels users to purchase more expensive services, Eghtesad24 reported.

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