The fourth site 5G Irancell was opened in Tabriz, on behalf of 87 new sites of the fifth generation of Irancell, by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and the number of sites 5G Irancell reached 106 sites across the country. Today also “opening of 72 new communication sites of Irancell in 128 villages (USO)”, “completion of the first phase of the project to exploit the new frequency layer of 2300 MHz in Irancell broadband network and the start of the second phase of this project” and “exploitation of the capacity development project of Irancell switching center in Alborz province”, were carried out in the presence of the Minister of Communications.
In the evening of Tuesday, 8 Shahrivar 1401, the opening ceremony of communication projects on the occasion of commemorating the government week and the martyrdom anniversary of martyrs Rajaee and Bahner, with the presence of Dr. Issa Zarepour, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Dr. Mustafa Taheri, Chairman of the Industries and Mines Commission of the Islamic Council, Dr. Sadiq Abbasi Shahkoh Deputy Minister and Head of the Radio Communications Regulatory Organization, Dr. Amir Mohammadzadeh Lajordi, Deputy Minister, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Infrastructure Communications Company, Dr. Mohammad Khavansari, Deputy Minister and Head of the Information Technology Organization of Iran, Engineer Iraj Rouhi, Advisor to the Minister in Communications Development and Information technology in rural areas and the executive of the mandatory public service plan, engineer Ali Asghar Ansari, deputy director of strategic planning and supervision of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and executive and secretary of the steering council for the development of the national information network, Dr. Bijan Abbasi Arend, the CEO of Irancell, a group of CEOs of communication operators, managers and activists in the field Communication and information technology and media people were held in Shahid Ghandi conference hall of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
In this ceremony, Irancell’s 106th 5G site was opened online by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology in Tabriz. This site, which was opened on behalf of Irancell’s “87 new fifth generation sites”, is considered the fourth fifth generation site in Tabriz city. The previous three 5G sites in Tabriz were also launched by Irancell and provided to the people of Tabriz.
Irancell, the first 5G provider and the record holder for speed (3.909 Gbps) and the number of 5G sites (106 sites) in Iran, which succeeded in launching the first 5G commercial site in Iran on the first day of August 2019, and now, It holds the record for the number of 5G sites and mobile internet speed in Iran, in continuation of this lead, by increasing the number of sites to “9” sites in 1399 and 1400, the comprehensive development project of 5G in Iran with the goal of installing 460 5G sites, from On May 27, 1401, he continued with the launch of “10” new sites across the country. From May 27, 1401 until now, another 87 sites out of these 460 sites were installed in different provinces of the country, three of which are located in Tabriz, and in this ceremony, Irancell’s fourth 5G site in Tabriz, which is the “one hundred and sixth” Irancell’s 5G site is in the country, it was opened by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology.
Also, the “opening of 72 new Irancell communication sites in 128 villages” was another part of this ceremony. In continuation of the project of connecting villages with more than 20 households to the national information network and providing access to high-speed internet for villagers, Irancell, as a leading operator in the development of rural high-speed internet, has established 72 rural communication sites (from the USO budget of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology) to connect 128 villages have set up the national information network in different provinces of the country and made it available to the dear villagers.
In this ceremony, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, during an online communication with the village of “Khanqah Sefali”, located in Sanghar city of Kermanshah province, in the presence of Seyed Abolfazl Mohammadi, Director General of Communications and Information Technology of Kermanshah province, and Gholamreza Mortazavi, Governor of Sanghar and Kaliai cities, Alireza Rafiei, manager Irancell’s regional chief and other local managers opened Irancell’s rural communication site in this village on behalf of other Irancell’s rural communication sites.
Today, “the completion of the first phase of the project of using the new frequency layer of 2300 MHz in the Irancell broadband network and the beginning of the second phase of this project” was announced in the presence of the Minister of Communications.
With the allocation of the 2300 MHz frequency band to mobile operators by the Regulatory Organization for Radio Communications in July 1400, Irancell succeeded to become a pioneer operator in installing equipment and launching a new layer based on this frequency band, in the Fajr decade of 1400, from to unveil 50 communication sites equipped with the new 2300 MHz layer in its mobile broadband network.
In today’s ceremony, the first phase of this project, including equipping 700 sites, was completed and officially opened by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology. At the beginning of this project, Zarepour praised Irancell as the first operator to be a pioneer in launching the new 2300 MHz frequency layer in its network, and asked other operators to follow Irancell’s action and take faster steps to implement it. Take a similar project in your network.
In the second phase of the project, this frequency layer will be used in 2500 Irancell broadband sites.
“Exploiting the capacity development project of Irancell switching center in Alborz province” was another part of today’s program, which was carried out by the Minister of Communications.
This project, which was built with an investment of 5180 billion Rials and is a platform for the development of the 5G network in Alborz province and is in line with the needs of the people of the region, with a total capacity of 81 racks and on three floors, including energy distribution centers and communication halls, with technology The day of the world and considerations of structural stability, stable electricity and cooling system, and control and monitoring systems of the main infrastructure, were designed and implemented within 11 months.
With the construction of this center, the amount of delay in sending data from Alborz province and neighboring regions will be greatly reduced and the development of 5G services in this region will be possible.
CEO of Irancell: Fiber optic is the main infrastructure of communication development of the country
In this ceremony, during a speech regarding Irancell’s 5th generation comprehensive development project, Irancell’s CEO stated that the core capacity of Irancell’s network has increased to 800 gigabits per second, stating: since about two years ago, the cloudification plan of the core Irancell’s network has been overloaded and from now on, the development of the network will continue with this technology.
He also stated that 2 million and 400 thousand fifth generation phones are currently active on the Irancell network, adding: due to the application of embargo policies by phone manufacturing companies, only 970 thousand fifth generation phones in the country are capable of using the 5G network, so to speak among them, 75,000 of these phones are Irancell’s 5th generation internet users.
Referring to the completion of the first phase of the project of using the new frequency layer of 2300 MHz in Irancell broadband network, Abbasi-Arand announced the equipping of another 1800 sites and reaching a total of 2500 sites in the second phase of this project.
He also announced that Irancell plans to launch 300 new rural sites to cover another 560 villages by the end of 1401.
The CEO of Irancell went on to describe the features of the Irancell switching center capacity development project in Alborz province and said: Within the next month, the Irancell data center will also be launched in Mashhad, and we also plan to build data centers in Hamedan and Babol.
While thanking Infrastructure Communications Company for cooperation in this field, he requested the company to develop internet portals in different provinces to create a better experience for users.
In another part of his speech, Abbasi Arend, in response to the several invitations of the communications regulator to join Irancell’s fiber optic connection to homes (FTTH) project, emphasized: Fiber optic is the main infrastructure of the country, which the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has correctly planned for its development. Is. We at Irancell, if we see some flexibility from the friends of regulation, we are very interested to join and participate in this project, which requires a significant amount of investment. We also suggest that in the discussion of access, we offer broadband in a mixed way and do not insist on fixed or mobile fiber in particular.
He also emphasized the need to create a balance between mobile and fixed internet services and stated: We must reform the tariff system and create a significant difference in the mobile tariff compared to fixed in order to increase the desire of people to use fixed services in their homes.
The CEO of Irancell stated that the capacity of the mobile network is really being saturated and the operators are spending whatever they can to develop the network, and emphasized: To develop the quality of internet services, we need more investment, and for more investment, we need to increase income. . We must see this chain together so that we can provide better quality to our dear people.
Minister of Communications: A special opportunity to use ICT We have to solve the country’s problems
In this ceremony, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology referred to “maximum utilization of information and communication technology for digital transformation and solving the country’s problems” as a major strategy in the 7th country development plan and invited all the activists and experts of this sector to give their opinions about The rules of this program, announce and participate in this field.
He also pointed to the formation of the digital transformation task force last December by delegating the powers of the president and the cabinet, as well as the recent approvals that have led to an increase in the ministry’s budget, and added: We believe that information and communication technology can solve many of the country’s problems in different sectors. to solve, and now a special opportunity has been created for this.
Zarepour also pointed to the legal obstacles in the way of the development and activity of new and knowledge-based businesses and emphasized: Legal and judicial protections for businesses and platforms are necessary for their continued existence, and we have tried to make the space safe and dynamic in all areas.
Referring to the completion of the first phase of the project of using the new frequency layer of 2300 MHz in Irancell broadband network and the beginning of the second phase of this project, and considering the upcoming presentation of the frequency layer of 3500 MHz by the Ministry of Communications, the Minister of Communications invited other operators to With the aim of improving the network and developing speed for users, to accelerate their similar actions to develop their network and exploit the frequency layer of 2300 MHz.
Several regulatory invitations from Irancell to participate in the fiber optic project
In this ceremony, the head of the Regulatory Organization for Radio Communications (Regulatory) also pointed out that in the previous government, the stepwise and gradual increase of operators’ tariffs was prevented, and this caused the possibility of investment from operators to be denied, and added: I wish the increase of tariffs to It was applied gradually. Now we have no choice but to increase non-gradually, because in this case, the capacity of the mobile network will be saturated and it will no longer be a network that people can use. The income situation of the operators is not good and if this trend continues, I warn that in the next two years, our mobile network will suffer the same fate as the fixed network. On the other hand, the telecommunication transmission network, which is the backbone of all networks, needs to be reconstructed due to the lack of tariff increase and lack of investment, and we must reach it.
Abbasi Shahkoh stated that good work has started on the development of the fifth generation of mobile phones, and added: Now more than 100 5G sites have been launched in the country and we hope that by the end of the year, this number will reach 600 sites and people will gradually adapt to the fifth generation speed. Feel it closely. However, the development of 5G is impossible without fiber optics. We request Irancell to enter and participate in this project.
In this ceremony, the Chairman of the Industries and Mines Commission of the Islamic Council, pointing to the weaknesses in the infrastructure of digital governance, stated that the strengthening of this sector will create the strength to take more important and effective steps on the way to a smart government.
In today’s ceremony, a number of information technology projects, including fiber optic connection projects to homes in the cities of Yazd and Rasht, were used.