Telecommunication in Iran

The development of telecommunications in Iran is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +98, there were a total of 147.02 million connections in 2019. Among them were 118.06 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Iran is back. Around 70% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 10% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 197,804 webhosts, Iran is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Iran 1990 - 2018




Broadband internet in Iran 2000 - 2019




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones in Iran 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019 Iran
Total
Iran
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 8.63 m 10.40 % 157.90 m 35.28 %
Landlines 28.95 m 34.92 % 166.16 m 37.13 %
Mobile cellulars 118.06 m 142.39 % 547.36 m 122.31 %