TEHRAN, Iran, July 19
Iran's priority is to support domestic messengers, said Iran's Minister of Information and Communications Technology.
Even if the servers of one foreign messenger are stationed in the country, it would not be included for half-price traffic and subside, said Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"The managing document for local messengers emphasizes on the advantage of creating competition between domestic messenger rather than foreign one and that the priority of domestic messengers would have an economic advantage," he said.
The budget law for the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2021) that was approved by the parliament has mentioned the advantage of competition for domestic messengers.
The negotiation with Telegram started in 2017 and the CDN approved 70 servers of this messenger would be settled in Iran and transporting serves in the country save up $2.7 million. Telegram assets for providing services in Iran were $140,000, the bandwidth connected to telegram was 320 Gigabit per second that 180 Gigabit was used that was monthly 300,000 euros.
"Negotiation with Telegram was an order issued that we implemented, at that time more than 70 requests were sent, Telegram did not accept our security issues and this foreign messenger was blocked," he added.