Iranian Minister: country’s internet bandwidth to increase by 200 percent
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 28
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran will increase its internet bandwidth by 200 percent in the next Iranian calendar year, which will start on March 21, 2014, Iranian Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Mahmoud Vaezi said, Iranian Mehr news agency reported on Nov. 28.
He also underlined that during the last three months, the country's internet bandwidth was increased by 25 percent, reaching 97 GHz.
It should be recalled that, more than 45 million people are using internet in Iran, the IRNA reported on April 7, citing data released by the National Internet Development Center.
The figure indicates that the Internet penetration rate of the country stood at 61.06 per cent by the end of the last Iranian calendar year (ended on March 21).
About 30.11 per cent of internet users in Iran (22.629 million) have used a GPRS connection to access the Internet over the same period.
The rate of optic connectors, Wimax connection users and Adsl connection users in Iran stood at 8.13, 2.7 and 10.89 per cent respectively by the end of the last calendar year.
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 a "national intranet" to improve control over internet content and improve speed.