‘5G telecom network in Iran high on agenda’

April 6, 2019 - 11:9

TEHRAN – The 5G telecom network is high on agenda during the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, the director of Communication Regulatory Authority of Iran announced.

Hossein Fallah Joshaqani said that Iran is now providing infrastructures for 5G telecom network, Mehr reported.

Some preliminary actions like providing bandwidth and regulation are underway, he said.

5G will use spectrum in the existing LTE frequency range (600 MHz to 6 GHz) and also in millimeter wave (mmWave) bands (24–86 GHz).

According to the UN report released in June 2018, Iran moved 20 notches up to rank 86 among 193 countries in the United Nations E-Government Development Index (EGDI 2018) in comparison with EGDI 2017.

Iran’s EGDI value was 0.6083 this year. Regarding the sub-items, the country got 0.6319 scores in the online service index (OSI), 0.4566 in the telecommunication infrastructure index (TII), and 0.7364 in the human capital index (HCI) this year.

Iran was amongst 17 countries that transitioned from Middle- to High-EGDI level group.


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