Iran says mobile broadband now available to 91.07% of population

Iran’s telecoms ministry says access to mobile broadband in the country has increased exponentially over the past seven years to cover 91.07% of the population.

The ministry published a report on major internet penetration indicators in Iran on Saturday, saying that access to mobile broadband was zero when current administrative government took office in summer of 2013.

The report, titled Iran on Path of Intelligence, said total number of SIM card holders with access to mobile broadband in Iran had reached 76 million.

It said wired broadband availability had also increased from 58,310 subscriptions in 2013 to over nine million this year.

uthorities said on Thursday that Iran has the highest number of internet users in the Middle East with nearly 67 million active users, or nearly 37 percent of all users in the region.

The figures mean internet penetration rate in Iran has reached nearly 80 percent, they said.

 

Source: Press TV