Iran provides telecom infrastructure during Arbaeen

October 22, 2018 - 21:8

TEHRAN – Iran provides infrastructure for 8 million connections simultaneously per minute through cellphones for the Arbaeen pilgrims, Telecommunication Infrastructure Company announced, Mehr reported.

There is no problem for Iranian pilgrims for calling Iran’s numbers in this way, an official with the company Sohrab Aqbayat announced.

The Iran-Iraq borders of Mehran, Shalamcheh and Chazzabeh have already equipped with good infrastructure for services in telecom, data and internet, he said.

Due to high rate of foreign exchange in Iran, the talk tariff increases in recent months however Iran applied the previous talk tariff from October 12 to November 11 for Arbaeen pilgrims, he said. 

Aqbayat also talked about two balloons provides by the company at the borders of Mehran and Khosravi, which offer free WiFi services to pilgrims.

Previous week, the Information and Communication Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi announced that Iranian internet companies also provides free WiFi for Arbaeen trekkers in ten spots from Najaf to Karbala.

Moreover, free WiFi will be provided at the Hazrat Zahra Courtyard at the Imam Hussein shrine in Karbala, he said.
The telecommunication capacity doubled between two countries in comparison to the past year, Azari Jahromi declared.

Arbaeen pilgrimage, aka Arbaeen trek, is a characteristic spiritual exercise in which hundreds of thousands of Shia and Sunni Muslims, even Christians and Zoroastrians, etc. from various nationalities participate.

The long treks will be destined to Karbala, where Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), is laid to rest. 

The event marks an end to the 40-day mourning period following martyrdom of the Imam and his loyal companions at the Battle of Karbala on Muharram 10 in the year 61 AH (680 CE).


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