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Iran’s first private cloud data center gets launched in Tehran during a ceremony attended by the Minister of Communication and Information Technology. The construction for this data center took 3 years and 12 million dollars.
A recent national survey in Iran shows that the country’s digital games’ revenue in 2015 was 153 million dollars. 95٪ of this revenue is for non-Iranian games.
Head of Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace has announced that a number of social media networks and the popular messaging app in Iran Telegram, have the interest to have official present in Iran by moving their servers to the country. He also noted that if these social media platforms move their servers into the country, half of Iran’s cyber space could become domestic.
Since a year ago a few of the local Iranian banks started to offer credit cards to the employees of some of the private and government institutions as a pilot program. Now after the pilot phase, it’s been said that credit cards are about to be offered to the public.
53% of Iranians and 72% of the young adults between the age of 18 to 29 are a member of a social media platform
It seems that Iran’s government is seizing the opportunities which “smart cities” could bring for the people of the country more than ever. With the rapid growth of the urban areas in Iran, Rouhani’s government is focusing more on the ICT infrastructure to improve the quality of life through Smart City implementation in the country.
Iran’s Head of the Innovation and Development Fund announced that over 290 million dollars has been allocated to Knowledge-based companies.