Iran creates national e-mail service

The Iranian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) started national e-mail service, IRINN TV channel reported.

In this service e-mail addresses will be assigned for each Iranian citizen (based on national code) or private and state organizations, the report said.

Users can connect to their account via internet or national internet and receive last messages from government organizations or other persons.

The number of internet users in the year which ended in March 2012 reached 32.7 million.

The number of GPRS users amounts to 27.5 million, accounting for 36 percent of total internet users in Iran. Some 867,000 people are using high-speed internet, and about 6 million people are using internet via optical fiber network.

Since 2005, Iran has been developing the “national internet” 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 2013. This network will be separated from the rest of the internet specifically for domestic use.

By Azer News


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