News ID: 276659
Published: 0336 GMT November 11, 2020

Third 5G Internet test site opens in Tehran

Third 5G Internet test site opens in Tehran

Less than three months after the first trial in Iran for the high-speed 5G mobile Internet technology, the third testing site was launched on Wednesday.

Iran’s second-largest mobile operator unveiled the 5G site in Tehran’s Tarbiat Modares University, which was attended by heads of the telecom company and the university, IRNA reported.

The first and second high-speed 5G mobile Internet sites were opened in Tehran in July.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony, MTN Irancell Managing Director Bijan Abbasi said, “Today, when we talk about digital economy, with the use of the new generation technology, it seems that the share of digital economy in the country will increase.”

“We are not just looking for importing new technology, and we are trying to bring technology by the help of Iranian new technology-based firms (NTBF).”

Abbasi pointed to the indigenization of the 5G communication modem and said, “The production of this modem has been ordered by our company and will be produced by an Iranian NTBF.”

An Iranian deputy communications and information technology (CIT) minister said in July that the first trial in the country for the high-speed 5G mobile Internet technology was successfully carried out in a laboratory in Tehran.


Sattar Hashemi said the test conducted in the CIT Research Center in Tehran reached a speed of 1.5 gigabits per second (Gb/s).

“The 5G is a major improvement on 4G regarding the delay in sending information and we managed to reduce the delay by five to six milliseconds in this test,” he said.


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