Iranian mobile news media review Wednesday Sept 2, 2009

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

• Internet users’ penetration rate reached 35 percent thus fulfilling 129 percent of Fourth Economic Development Plan goals, ICT ministry communication and planning deputy said.
ILNA, Fars, IRNA and Iscanews news agency, Vatan Emrouz, Poul, Fanavaran, Abrar Eghtesadi, Iran, Jahan Sanat, Sobh Eghtesad and Gostaresh Sanat newspapers reported.
• Governmental Communication Services Bureaus’ Holding Company to start its operation in Government Week.
Fars news agency, Vatan Emrouz, Jahan Eghtesad, Poul, Eghtesad Pouya, Fanavaran and Sobh Eghtesad newspapers reported. 
• Bourse wants complete report with details on effects of selling off Telecommunication Company’s 51 percent block shares, bourse deputy said.
Fars news agency, Tafahom, Sobh Eghtesad, Asr Eghtesad, Poul, Hamshahri and Donyay-e Eghtesad newspapers reported.
• Final compilation of country’s IT development programs continues, ICT ministry information technology infrastructure manager said.
ISNA news agency, Poul, Fanavaran, Sarmayeh, Sobh Eghtesad and Gostaresh Sanat newspapers reported.
• Sim card market saturated and not expected to prosper following over-supply by operators, Governmental Communication Services Bureaus union head said.
IRNA news agency, Jahan Sanat, Abrar Eghtesadi, Fanavaran and Sarmayeh newspapers reported.
• Iranian researchers produced sensors to stop bacteria growth on mobiles to prevent decease outbreak.
Mehr news agency, Eghtesad Pouya, Khorasan, Abrar Eghtesadi, Fanavaran and Sarmayeh newspapers reported.  
• Tamin-Telecom consortium participation in Third Operator depends on project provisions.
Mobna news agency, Poul, Abrar Eghtesadi, Fanavaran and Donyay-e Eghtesad newspapers reported. 
• State-owned Post Office charter separates its administrative sector from its other sectors, Post Office managing director said.
Mobna news agency, Poul, Eghtesad Pouya and Abrar Eghtesadi newspapers reported.
 
• Foreign-Iranian operator MTN-IranCell’s delay in paying government annual franchise fee, Radio Communication and Regulations Organization deputy said.
Mobna news agency, Poul and Fanavaran newspapers reported.
• 3,518 urban telecom service bureaus have been set up, Information Technology managing director said.
Mobna news agency, Abrar Eghtesadi and Sarmayeh newspapers reported.
• Telecommunication Company of Iran privatized to administrative limit in 10th government, new proposed ICT minister said.
Mobna news agency, Poul and Fanavaran newspapers reported.
• For not receiving 8% and 28% franchise fees by radio Communication and Regulations Organization towards landline and mobile phone, no charge made for TCI in previous year, Iran Audit Organization head announced.
Fars news agency, Fanavaran, Sobh Eghtesad and Gostaresh Sanat newspapers reported.  
• New ICT Minister needs to be familiar with ICT field and pay attention to practical implementation of electronic government.
ISNA news agency, Poul and Sobh Eghtesad newspapers reported.
• Software with suitable contents and in line with Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance goals supported by digital media development sector.
ISNA news agency and Fanavaran newspaper reported.
• Second Post Operator license approved in principal by Radio Communication and Regulations Organization commission.
Mobna news agency and Poul newspaper reported.
• Landline penetration rate in Iran 15% above world average at 34%. Also 6,180,000 landline phone numbers have been sold.
ISNA news agency reported.
• NGN-based 118 telephone directory launched for the first time in Esfehan, Esfehan Telecommunication Company official said.
Fars news agency reported. 
• Internet users’ penetration rate reached 35% fulfilling 129% of Fourth Economic Development Plan goals, ICT ministry communication and planning deputy said.
Mobna news agency reported.
• Post Office managing director announced postmen to be equipped with PDA devices by end of current Iranian year.
Mobna news agency reported.
• Wimax operators (high speed wireless internet) to start operation within next two months,
RCRO head said.
ISNA news agency reported.
• ICT ministry’s proposal to increase landline tariff submitted to government and is on government agenda, Telecommunication Company of Iran managing director said.
ISNA news agency reported.
• High-speed internet service offered at lower cost as internet providers’ problems relating to copper cable price resolved, Telecommunication Company of Iran managing director said.
Fars news agency reported.  
• National information network can be created to offer value-added services using current infrastructures.
ISNA news agency, Abrar Eghtesadi, Andisheh No, Kaenat and Sobh Eghtesad newspapers reported.
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