Latest statistics until March 2018 by Iran’s Ministry of Communications shows that mobile internet users in Iran have reached to 53 million. Previous statistics from June 2017 was 47 million users.


110.53%, the Mobile Phones Penetration Rate

Iran’s ICT Ministry has published a new set of data on Iran’s state of internet users, mobile subscribers and the local and international internet bandwidth. This data indicates that the active mobile phone penetration rate in the country has reached to 110.53% until March 2018, showing over 6% increase from the same period in 2017. Ten years ago in 2008, the penetration rate of active mobile phones in the country was 39.5%.


88 Million Active Sim Cards

Over 169.5 million Sim Cards have been assigned to Iranians, of which 88 million are currently active. The penetration rate of assigned Sim Cards in Iran in 2008 was 46.8% and in 2018 it reached 212.12%, showing over 18% increase from the previous year.


1500 Gbit/s, the International Internet Bandwidth

Iran’s international internet bandwidth saw an exponential growth in the past year. While in 2017, the country’s international internet bandwidth was 743 Gbit/s, in March 2018 this number grew more than twice and reached to 1500 Gbit/s. In 2008 the country’s international internet bandwidth was only 6.05 Gbit/s.


6968 Gbit/s, the Local Internet Bandwidth

The local internet bandwidth in the country, until March 2018 has not seen any major improvements since 2017. Currently, the local internet bandwidth in Iran is 6968 Gbit/s while in 2017 this number was 6800 Gbit/s. In 2016 this figure was 400 Gbit/s and in 2010, it was only 31.8 Gbit/s.


53 Million Mobile Internet & 11 Million Landline Internet Subscribers

Currently, there are 53.2 million mobile internet users in Iran, thanks to the investments made in this sector by all the major mobile operators in the country. Also, over 11.7 million Iranians are a fixed internet subscriber who use ADSL or fiber optic or TD-LTE services. Previous statistics from September 2017 were 47.3 Million mobile internet and 10.4 million landline internet subscribers.


38.71%, Penetration Rate of Landline Phones

The statistics on the country’s landline phone infrastructure shows that there haven’t almost any major changes since the previous year. Currently, there are 30.9 million landline phones, with a penetration rate of 38.71%. Also, 49,240 villages have access to landline phones.

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