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Iran aiming to begin 5G and IoT development

21 Feb 2019

Iran’s ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi says the country is aiming to deploy 5G and IoT networks in Iranian calendar year 1398, which begins on 21 March 2019. A report from the Tehran Times cites the minister as tweeting: ‘Heading towards 5G! It is an aim we pursue besides development of IoT in 1398. Now, all the Iranian cities and over 66% of villages have 3G/4G coverage … The new generation of telecommunications is waiting for us.’ According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Iran is home to three nationwide mobile network operators (MNOs) plus one regional provider.

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