Iranian mobile news media review Tuesday June 23, 2009

Daily summary of Iran’s top mobile news for international viewers

• Sim card market has faced recession in recent days.
ISNA news agency, Iran, Jomhouri, Jahan Eghtesad, Jahan Sanat, Tehran Emrouz, Aftab, Abrar, Javan, Hayat No, TAfahom, Eghtesad Pouya, Ebtekar, Zaman, Arman, Hemayat and Afarinesh newspapers reported.

• In order to facilitate mobile phone users’ access to the internet, value-added services such as NGN network will soon come into operation, Telecommunication Company of Iran managing director said.
Mehr news agency, Hamshahri, Fanavaran, Vatan Emrouz, Farhang Ashti, Tehran Emrouz, Abrar Eghtesadi, Jahan Eghtesad, Eghtesad Pouya, Khorasan, Zaman and Sobh Eghtesad newspapers reported. 

• In order to install NGN we should seek assistance from ITU (International Telecommunication Union), Information and Communication Technology minister said.
Fars, Mobna and Moj news agencies, Iran, Fanavaran, Jahan Eghtesad, Sobh Eghtesad, Abrar Eghtesadi, Donyay-e Eghtesad and Aftab Yazd newspapers reported. 

• Iran’s Department of Environment warned about Ministry of Industries and Mine’s lack of determination to organize electronic wastes.
Mehr news agency, Hamshahri, Fanavaran, Farhikhtegan, Tehran Emrouz, Jahan Eghtesad and Aftab Yazd newspapers reported. 

• The Import of foreign telecommunication softwares have been banned, a Telecommunication Company of Iran official announced.
ISNA news agency, Fanavaran, Khorasan, Sobh Eghtesad, Sarmayeh and Abrar Eghtesadi newspapers reported.  

• Internet speedometer reference server is to be produced with the help of domestic universities.
SITNA news agency, Iran, Abrar Eghtesadi, Jahan Sanat and Sobh Eghtesad newspapers reported.  

• Private sector’s loss of earnings due to disconnection of international calls should be compensated.
ILNA news agency, Hezbollah, Jahan Eghtesad and Etemad Melli newspapers reported.

• The comprehensive ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Bill has not been officially presented to Parliament but it is necessary, Parliament telecommunication committee head said.
Fars news agency, Sobh Eghtesad and Fanavaran newspapers reported. 

• Number portability regulation (the ability to change operator without the need to change mobile phone number) has been compiled and is expected to be implemented by the end of this Iranian year (March 2010).
Fars news agency, Fanavaran and Jahan Eghtesad newspapers reported. 

• Radio Communication and Regulations Organization should leave the decision on Third Operator to Government, Information and Communication Technology minister said.
IRNA news agency, Etelaat and Iran newspapers reported. 

• Although it had been planned that Telecommunication Company of Iran block shares would be sold by June 21, its managing director said the company was under no such obligation.
Mobna news agency, Abrar Eghtesadi and Fanavaran newspapers reported.

• Despite current world economic crisis, researches show that Asia is the first region to develop internet broadband and increase users’ access to the technology.
Fars news agency, Sobh Eghtesad and Tafahom newspapers reported.

• Iran’s sms network, which had been disconnected on Jun 11, has been reconnected in all provinces except Tehran from Saturday Jun 20.
Mobna news agency and Ebtekar newspaper reported.

• According to J’son & Partners Research Institute, Third Operator, which is to offer 3G services, should concentrate on mobile internet services since the demand for it is high in Iran.
IRNA news agency reported. 

• The number of BTS sites in Khorasan Razavi Province is more than 1,100, the province’s telecommunication company announced.
TCI reported.

• The plan to converge Iran telecommunication network convergence was reviewed in a meeting by provincial telecommunication companies, TCI chief announced.
Mobna news agency reported.

• Mobile phone operator MTN-IranCell has delayed in selling off 21 percent of its shares on Bourse, an official said.
Mobna news agency reported.

• Despite recession in Tehran mobile phone market, other provinces’ markets have prospered because of high demand in their cities, Pars ComTel company sales manager announced.
Mobna news agency reported.