Iran's mobile network penetration reaches 97%
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 20
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Over 21.35 million of Iran's 80 million population are using mobile phones to access the Internet, according to the latest statistics of the country’s ICT ministry
Meanwhile the number stood at 16 million by the end of last fiscal year (ended on March 20, 2016), which indicates a rise by 6 million users in three months, Mehr news agency reported.
Iran’s mobile network's penetration rate is currently almost 97.5 percent.
According to the statistics, the number of users on ADSL in Iran reached 9 million by June 21. The figure stood at 8.5 million by March 20, 2016.
The country’s internet service bandwidth has also reached 564 gigabytes per second by June 21.
It should be noted that several of world's most popular networks, such as Twitter and Facebook are banned in Iran, while users are still able to access them via proxies. A proxy allows bypassing 'gates' meant to block certain sites.
A survey by Iranian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports indicates that some 70 percent of the country's young generation use proxy servers to by-pass the filters and access banned Internet websites.