Iranian mobile news media review Tuesday Sept 1, 2009

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

• New nominated ICT minister announced he intends to continue Third Operator project by re-holding tender or other ways.
Mobna, ISNA, Moj, Fars and Mehr news agencies, Abrar Eghtesadi, Andisheh No, Hadaf o Eghtesad newspapers reported.
• Post Office managing director announced its postmen will be equipped with PDA devices by end of this Iranian year.
ISNA news agency, Sarmayeh, Andisheh No, Eghtesad Pouya, Poul and Abrar Eghtesadi newspapers reported. 
• Telecommunication Company of Iran opposed RCRO approval to cut copper cable tariff, TCI public relations office announced.
Mobna news agency, Sarmayeh, Eghtesad Pouya and Poul newspapers reported.
• Since 95 percent of mobile phone market is filled with smuggled ones, intense confronting with smugglers is necessary, a market insider believes.
  Mobna news agency, Sarmayeh, Poul and Abrar Eghtesadi newspapers reported.
• Nominated ICT minister delivered his programs in Parliament Aug 30 following no opposition.
Mobna, Fars and IRNA news agencies, Resalat and Aftab Yazd newspapers reported.
• Number portability service (changing operator without changing mobile phone number) will hamper investment by mobile phone operators, Mobile Company of Iran director said.
Mobna news agency, Sarmayeh and Poul newspapers reported.
• Demand for unknown Chinese-made mobiles that normally lack after-sale service has diminished significantly.
Mobna news agency, Donyay-e Eghtesad and Sarmayeh newspapers reported.
• Although per minute VoIP service charge approved by Radio Communication and Regulations Organization Commission at 100 rials but VoIP operators and Infrastructure Company do not practice it.
ISNA news agency, Poul and Abrar Eghtesadi newspapers reported.
• Mobile Company of Iran intends to hold a two-stage tender for four groups to send 100 million sms per month.
ISNA news agency, Poul and Abrar Eghtesadi newspapers reported.
• Nearly 25 million sim cards were sold during 9th government (2005-2009).
IRNA and ISNA news agencies, Hambastegi and Rah-e Mardom newspapers reported. 
• Postpaid sim card market calm as MCI and IranCell vastly distribute prepaid sim cards.
Moj news agency, Kar o Karegar and Javan newspapers reported.
• Nominated ICT minister announced his main programs as development of communication space infrastructure security, intranet and national internet development, aerospace technology development, post and Post Bank.
Mobna news agency and Sarmayeh newspaper reported.
• General contractors to Mobile Company of Iran delivered only 4,200 sites, company’s engineering and technical deputy announced.
Mobna news agency and Donyay-e Eghtesad newspaper reported.
• Authorized mobile importer believes authorized importer companies should import unpacked mobiles to avoid misuse.
Mobna news agency and Poul newspaper reported. 
• ITMC managing director announced by forming a consortium, Third Operator project can be launched domestically.
SITNA news agency and Abrar Eghtesadi newspaper reported. 
• With current 25 percent import tariff on mobiles, authorized importers cannot import them easily, Namdaran Ertebatat Company managing director said.
Mobna news agency reported. 
• Nokia Solutions division launched in a month.
Mobna news agency reported.
• 50 telecom service bureaus informed Radio Communication and Regulations Organization they are closing business, bureaus union head said.
IRNA news agency reported.
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