Iran to double its internet service bandwidth
Tehran, Iran, September 14
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran’s Deputy ICT Minister Barat Qanbari said the country’s internet service bandwidth will be doubled by March to reach 4 Mbps.
There is a plan for improving user access to internet through the national information network with a bandwidth of 20 Mbps, as well as a plan for turning data centers into a content distribution network, he told Mehr news agency September 14.
The first phase of Iran’s national information network was launched Aug. 28.
The network’s bandwidth currently stands at 4,000 gigabyte per second, Mahmoud Vaezi, Iran’s ICT minister said on the inauguration day.
The second phase of the project will come on stream by February 2017 and the third phase will become operational during the first half of next Iranian calendar year (to start March 2017), Vaezi said.
Since 2005 Iran has been developing its National Information Network 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 the end of the fifth five-year development plan (2011-15).
This network will be separated from the rest of the internet and is specifically for domestic use.