Iran pushing for August 5G launch in Tehran

Iran pushing for August 5G launch in Tehran

Iran’s market leader, state-run MCI (Mobile Communication Company of Iran), has been given a deadline of early September to begin providing 5G coverage in Tehran.

The country’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi confirmed to IFP News that the operator was expected to have an operational 5G testing lab ready within the next two weeks.

Jahromi added that the operator should push to have 5G services ready in at least five districts of Tehran by August, with early September as the latest acceptable timeframe.

The launch is restricted to Tehran as nationwide coverage cannot be achieved without spectrum currently held by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), a national TV network.

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