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This week the Minister of ICT, Azari Jahromi, appeared as a guest on one of the most popular TV shows in Iran called Dorehami, and discussed some of the ministry’s accomplishments and challenges during his headship. These challenges mostly included Internet accessibility, censorship and the overall atmosphere in the cyberspace.
Every week we’ll be bringing you the highlights of Iran’s tech scene in the past week. This week, we covered details of Iran’s first cryptocurrency, the possibility of lifting Twitter’s ban in Iran, Tebyan’s second data center and ICT Parks’ growth in the country.
Iran’s Science Minister gave the latest statistics regarding ICT Parks and knowledge-based firms’ economic contributions to the country.
Every week we’ll be bringing you the highlights of Iran’s tech scene in the past week. This week, we covered Iran’s great capacity to issue its own cryptocurrency, USSD service’s safety guarantee, ICT developments in 5 years, new ride-hailing apps and the incident at Snapp’s Kerman office.
According to the results of Iran’s National Monitoring report of Business Environment in the fall of 2017, the national business index was 5.85 (10.0 being the worst) which is somewhat worse than last season’s evaluation (5.77 in the summer).
Every week we’ll be bringing you the highlights of Iran’s tech scene in the past week. In this week, we covered President’s Rouhani’s comments on Internet censorship, government’s support of knowledge-based companies, Central Bank of Iran’s interference to stop USSD payments and Samsung’s dilemma in Iran.
Last week the Central Bank of Iran announced a statement on stopping USSD services in the country from the 4th of February. Later Iran’s ICT Minister announced that this decision is temporarily nullified.
The third of February happens to be the national day of Space Technology in the Iranian calendar. This day was named after the successful launch of Iran’s first Satellite, which was placed in orbit in February 2009. Read more about Iran's space technology on TechRasa.
This year’s budget bill in the field of ICT, includes 10% import duty for non-Iranian or foreign video games.
Until the 22nd of this January Iran National Center for Cyberspace has counted more than 754 thousand and 516 Persian channels on Telegram messaging app in its daily analysis on the activities of Iranian users.