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Iran Weekly Recap | Funding Local Satellites, 160% Rise in Mobile Imports, Selling Foreign SIM Cards Legally & MoreHamidreza Zare -
This week, we covered establishing an instruction for selling foreign SIM cards in Iran, Iranian government funding local satellite manufactures, the impressive rise in Iran’s mobile phone imports and computer hardware market’s crisis in the country.
A recent survey among the managers of computer companies and the members of the Computer Trade Organization of Tehran Province shows that with a 50% price increase in the computer hardware market, the sales volume of these companies has declined by 40% and some even by 60% compared to last year.
Every week we’ll be bringing you the highlights of Iran’s tech scene in the past week. This week, we covered Iran to remove the Twitter ban, Telegram losing its place, the growth of mobile internet and MTN staying in Iran.
After hearing the news that the South-African Telecom Company, MTN, was negotiating with Iranian authorities and especially the Central Bank of Iran to repatriate a massive amount of its money (300 million Euros), the continuance of this company’s presence in the Iranian market became rather a mystery.
Iran Weekly Recap | Cooperation with WIPO, Trump Saving ZTE, No More Business on TelegramHamidreza Zare -
Every week we’ll be bringing you the highlights of Iran’s tech scene in the past week. This week, we covered Iran and WIPO increasing cooperation, Trump’s conflict with the Congress over ZTE and Iran banning business activities on Telegram.
From MCI’s more than 50 million active users, 18 million do not have smartphones. Same for Irancell, which from more than its 30 million active users, 9 million lack a smartphone.
Iran Weekly Recap | Price Growth of Electronics, Soroush Criticizing Country’s Infrastructure, President’s Confidential Letter & MoreHamidreza Zare -
This week, we covered the price growth of electronics in the Iranian market, Jahromi’s response to Soroush messaging app, Rouhani’s confidential letter to Jahromi and the Central Bank’s unclear policies towards cryptocurrencies.
On April 22nd, the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) decided to limit and ban Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies across the country. They informed all the banks, financial institutions along with exchange centers not to use or trade these currencies. The CBI also warned them that from now on this act will be considered as a crime and will be acted upon if noticed.
Iran Weekly Recap | Growth of Gaming Industry, $50M Mobile Imports, MTN to Cash Out & MoreHamidreza Zare -
This week, we covered the growth of Iranian Android games, total revenue of the mobile phone registry scheme, China’s official request to save ZTE and MTN’s efforts to repatriate its money from Iran.
The South-African Telecom Company, MTN, is attempting to transfer 300 million Euros out of Iran before Trump’s possible exit out of the Iranian nuclear deal.