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Hamed Jafari

Hamed Jafari
Hamed is a startup community builder in Tehran. He is passionate in tech, entrepreneurship and innovation. You can reach him at Hamed[at]techrasa.com
What's Going on in MENA's E-Commerce Scene?
The MENA region is a fertile soil for tech companies, and its e-commerce scene is rapidly escalating. Read the article to find out more about the activities of some of the e-commerce players in this region.
Mobile Payment Now Officially Available in Iran
Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has announced that the infrastructure for mobile payment has been developed and from today, the local banks can officially provide this service to their clients.
Iran to Launch Nahid-2 Telecommunication Satellite Next Year
Iran is planning to launch Nahid-2 telecommunication satellite in the next Persian year. According to Iran’s Space Research Center, this satellite can make telephone communications between two points on earth.
Iran's First Mobile Operator (MCI)
During a recent event, CEO of Iran’s first mobile network operator (MCI) gave a performance review of the company to the public. MCI currently owns 58% of the SIM cards sold in the country.
Highlights of Iran's ICT Achievements in the Recent Years
In the past four years, the Iranian government deployed ICT effectively in many fields. Here are some of the achievements in Iran's ICT sector in the recent years.
Iran Taxi Union Approved 3 new Ride Hailing Apps
Iran Taxi Union has approved 3 new ride hailing apps and stated that the union is against any kind of monopoly in this field.
Nokia Trying to Break Into the Iranian Market Again
Nokia mobile phones are expected to be officially available in Iran once again. HMD Global, the Finnish company which now has the exclusive rights of Nokia phones is hoping to be able to take a share of the mobile phone market in Iran.
High Speed Internet and Fiber Optic Networks Around Iran
Iran’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology is determined to extend fiber optic networks to households and businesses around the country. Over 95% of the villages around the country are also getting access to high speed internet.
New Visa Program Makes Things Harder for Silicon Valley Startups
President Donald Trump had promised fundamental changes in the US immigration program during his presidency campaign. Now his administration has set new regulations for the H-1B.
Iran and Russsia to Expand Ties in IT Sector - Photo Credit: REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
In a meeting between the Iranian and Russian officials, Russia's Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications discussed cyber cooperation with Iran in various spheres including e-commerce and software development.

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