Telecommunication in Iran
Compared to the European Union
, Iran is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +98, there were a total of 111.34 million connections in 2016. Among them were 80.52 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.0 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 53% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 12% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).
With about 197,804.00 webhosts, Iran is below the world's average by population. Back to overview: Iran