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It seems that AT&T and Rightel (the third mobile operator in Iran) have found a way to cooperate with each other in order to provide mobile roaming for their users in Iran and the United States, despite the US sanctions still in place.
Up until a few years ago Iranians were foreign to online shopping but today even the elderly citizens are buying from online merchants on a regular basis. What is the reason behind this fast change in the Iranian users’ behavior?
A new geo-based social media app is trying to find its place amongst Iranian users by bringing new features that haven’t been available on other social networks. The startup is now raising fund through a crowdfunding platform.
Pirate Summit is a startup conference which takes place every year in Cologne, Germany. The event is the largest invitation-only conference for early stage startups, investors and corporates and is know for being Europe’s craziest startup event. Over 1000 tech enthusiasts, 650 founders, 200 investors and 60 speakers from over 70 countries attended Pirate Summit in the 2016 event. This year TechRasa and Bamilo also joined the event as Iran’s ambassadors to showcase the achievements of Iranian entrepreneurs.
Iran is planning to further develop its infrastructure in order to become an internet transit hub between the east and west.
According to the latest statistics, there are over 77.6 million active sim cards in Iran with an active mobile subscription penetration rate of 97.48 percent. Last year the penetration rate for mobile sim cards was 96.58 percent. The statistics also show that there are 73 million inactive sim cards in Iran.