Over 8 million ADSL users in Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 7
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
More than 8 million people in Iran are using high-speed ADSL internet, Iran's Telecommunication Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said.
Vaezi said that the number of ADSL users was three million in the past year, Iran's ISNA news agency reported on Feb. 7.
He added that the country earns 180-200 trillion rials (between $5.1 billion and $5.7 billion) annually from ICT services.
He went on to say that the government will just invest in telecommunication projects which will come on stream in the long-term and the project which should be in the hands of the government due to their security aspects.
All other projects in the telecommunication industry are implemented by the private sector, he added.
Iranian authorities will provide high-speed internet to all the villages of the country, which have more than 20 families living there.
Abolfazl Razavi, Vice President for Rural Development Regions, said on November 28 that the project will be implemented by the end of the next year (March 2016).
Earlier, Iranian MP Ramezanali Sobhanifar said some 4,000 villages will be connected to high-speed internet in the current year.