Iranian Minister: country’s internet bandwidth to increase to 97 Ghz
Azerbaijan, Baku Aug. 28 / Trend, N. Umid /
Iran will increase its internet bandwidth by 25 GHz to reach 97 GHz during the next days, Iranian Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Mahmoud Vaezi said, Iranian State IRINN TV reported.
He also accused Iranian internet providers for providing low internet speed, adding that, these companies attract more users than their capacity allows, which eventually causes the internet speed to fall.
National information network or "national intranet" should be completed as soon as possible, he said, adding that, the network will solve Iran's internet speed problem.
"National intranet should be content-rich, and should respond to all needs of people looking for information," Vaezi added.
It should be recalled that, more than 45 million people are using internet in Iran, IRNA reported on April 7, citing data released by the National Internet Development Center.
The number of internet users in the year which ended in March 2012 reached 32.7 million in Iran.
Since 2005, Iran has been developing the "national intranet" 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.