Some 25M people in Iran use Internet

Business Materials 1 July 2015 17:15 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 1

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Some 25 million people in Iran use Internet, according to a survey conducted by the Information Technology Organization of Iran.

An Internet user is considered to be anyone who has used the Internet at least once over the past three months.

According to the survey, which is related to the past Iranian fiscal year, ended on March 20, 15 provinces of the country are not in a good situation in terms of having access to telecommunication services, Iran 's Mehr news agency reported July 1.

Data have been gathered based on the methodology of the International Telecommunications Union, and covers indices such as access to Internet, fixed and mobile telephone, TV, and radio.

Based on the data, 52.47 percent of Iranian families have access to computers. Meanwhile, Tehran, Mazandaran, Semnan, and Yazd have highest levels of access to telecommunication and information technology.

The rate of using cell phones in the country is 61.5 percent, according to the survey.

Head of Iran's National Organization for Civil Registration Mohammad Nazemi-Ardakani said in December 2014 that Iran 's population has surpassed 78 million people.

"Seventy percent of Iran 's population lives in urban areas and the rest in rural areas," the official noted.

Edited by CN