Iranian mobile news media review Sunday July 5, 2009

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

• First phase of APA project (computer crimes information and support) completed and second phase started at ICT Research Center.
ISNA news agency, Sarmayeh, Eghtesad Pouya and Abrar Eghtesadi newspapers reported.

• Telecom service bureaus not allowed charging for landline phone services, Tehran Province Telecommunication director announced.
Mobna news agency, Sarmayeh, Poul and Abrar Eghtesadi newspapers reported.

• A pilot test of ACS (Advanced Communication System) to be launched during present government, Telecommunication Company of Iran chief announced.
Mobna news agency, Fanavaran, Poul and Abrar Eghtesadi newspapers reported.

• GPRS and MMS services still not usable three days after July 1 sms network reconnection.
ISNA news agency, Arman, Afarinesh and Hezbollah newspapers reported.

• Provincial Telecommunication Companies’ financial reports prepared by July 5. Telecommunication Company of Iran annual meeting held by July 22 to offer report to Audit Office, TCI managing director said.
Mobna news agency, Fanavaran and Eghtesad Pouya newspapers reported.

• Informed source at Zain-Iran consortium said consortium’s dismissal from mobile phone Third Operator not yet officially announced by Information and Communication Technology ministry.
Mobna news agency, Poul and Donyay-e Eghtesad newspapers reported.

• 336 telecommunication projects launched in Gilan Province worth around 273 billion rials.
Fars and IRNA news agencies, Jomhouri and Rah-e Mardom newspapers reported.

• First digital book system nearing completion and offered soon to libraries and book stores.
IRINN network news, Fanavaran and Tafahom newspapers reported.

• Prepaid sim card sale increased significantly in recent days.
Mobna news agency reported.

• Official at Emirates Etisalat announced since Iran did not agree with Zain Kuwait as Third Operator, Etisalat would attempt to get the project again.
IRNA news agency and Poul newspaper reported.

• Three days after sms network reconnection countrywide, mass sms not possible and subscribers cannot use MMS (multimedia messaging) and GPRS (mobile internet) services.
Mobna news agency reported.
• Telecommunication Company of Iran shares traded at 1400 rials per share on Tehran bourse Saturday July 4.
Mobna news agency reported.

• Iran’s negotiation with Kuwait’s Zain to perform Third Operator project ceased just like Emirates’ Etisalat as tender winner.
Fars news agency reported.

• Gilan Province telecommunication indices had 40 to 400 percent growth in past four years, Information and Communication Technology minister said.
Mehr news agency reported.

• Rural ICT (Information and Communication Technology) offices forum held in a month.
SITNA news agency reported.

• 54,000 villages currently use communication network services, Telecommunication Company of Iran international affairs and PR head said.
Fars and Mehr news agencies reported.

• NGN (next generation networks) project tender to be held in Ghazvin. Also 10,000 internet access ports to be installed in Ghazvin Province at 45 locations this Iranian year (ending 20 March 2010), Ghavin Province Telecommunication Company official said.
ISNA news agency reported.