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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
Iran & India Expand Ties in the ICT Sector - Azari Jahromi. Credit: Sidhant Sibal
Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology attended the 5th Global Conference on Cyberspace, GCCS 2017, held in New Delhi, India. During his visit, he met with Narendra Modi, India's Prime Minister and Manoj Sinha, India’s Minister of Communications and discussed potential areas of cooperation between the two countries. 
Iran Develops Its Soon-To-Be Launched mGovernment Services
According to an Iranian official, the country is developing its mGovernment services which will be soon launched. This initiative is part of Iran's National Portal for smart Government Services. 
Iran Startup Ecosystem Rushes to Help Iran-Iraq Earthquake Victims
As the local and the international community provides urgent rescue and first aid for the victims of Iran-Iraq earthquake, Iranian startups have also gathered together to run campaigns and bring awareness to this tragic incident. 
Mobile Penetration
Latest statistics until September 2017 by Iran’s Ministry of Communications shows that mobile internet users in Iran have reached to 47 million. Previous statistics from June 2017 was 41 million users. 
Iran Launches its First Private Cloud Data Center
Developing a stable infrastructure network in Iran is part of the country’s project for the National Information Network (NIN). Although the government has given more attention to this project in the recent years, there are still many problems facing this sector including not having sufficient high-standard data centers in the country. 
American Companies Have 18% Share in Iran's Mobile Market
According to the head of Iran’s Mobile Phone Importers Association, American companies have 18 percent share in Iran’s Mobile Market. This market share is mainly associated with Apple iPhone devices which are unofficially sold in Iran. 
Silk Road Startup Announces Iran's Top 10 Startups
Silk Road Startup’s Road Trip was held from October 22nd to 31st. After a series of pitch competitions around 7 cities of Iran, 10 startups have been selected to pitch for the finals in Kish Island.
Public WiFi Is Now Available in 66 Spots Across Iran
With the request of Iran's ICT Minister, a number of mobile and fixed operators have provided Iranian citizens with free public WiFi services around the country.
Saudi Arabia Bets Its Future on High Tech and Robots with Project Neom
Saudi Arabia has unveiled its ambitious mega project called Neom, a high-tech business hub based on artificial intelligence and Internet of things. Are we going to see a humanoid robot colony emerging from the Middle East in the upcoming decades?
Could Harajome Become Iran's National Shopping Holiday?
Black Friday, the shopping holiday which originated from western countries has become a familiar concept in Asian and Middle Eastern countries including Iran. Today many Iranian online retailers have localized this holiday and offer irresistible and heavy discounted campaigns. Can a special shopping day in Iran help boost the country’s e-commerce scene?

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