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Isolation by the West fuels a tech startup boom in Iran

Iran
washingtonpost
— Mostafa Meisami has given up on the farming life, trading his old job raising cattle for a better-paying gig ferrying commuters through the notoriously traffic-clogged streets of the Iranian capital Tehran.


By Adam Schreck | AP June 5 at 5:09 AM

The 38-year-old father-to-be plies his trade in a brand-new, locally assembled Chinese hatchback, scrolling for fares using an app on his Samsung smartphone.

Yes, even in Iran, there's an app for that — and quite a few other things too.

The Islamic Republic remains in many ways cut off economically from the rest of the world. Big-name Western brands shun the market for fear of violating sanctions that remain in place even after the country's

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Iran starts construction of ion therapy center

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 Iran began building its National Ion Therapy Center with Austrian help on Monday, in a 200 million Euros project which follow the country's landmark nuclear deal with six world powers in July 2015.


Senior Iranian officials, including nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, appeared at the launching ceremony for the five-year project with a total treatment capacity of 1200 patents per annum in three irradiation rooms after completion.

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Financial tech gaining steam in Iran

phoneAl-monitor - The Iranian capital played host to the four-day FINEX 2017 exhibition April 15-18. The annual event gathered more than 250 Iranian entities involved in banking and finance. While organizers dubbed it an international expo, only three foreign firms took part.


AUTHOR Alireza Ramezani

One of the driving factors behind the reluctance of foreign companies to engage with FINEX 2017 was the uncertainty over the future of Iran. Overshadowing the expo was

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MTN To Invest 1.1 Billion Dollars In Iran Fiber Optic Project

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 Iran says South Africa's MTN will invest as much as $1.1 billion in an ambitious fiber optic internet connectivity project which will be launched in eight major cities across the country.



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Mohsen Baqeri-Chenari, the managing director of Iranian Net Communications and Electronic Services Company (INCESC), was quoted by the domestic media as saying that MTN would invest $560 million in the first phase of the project which is expected to start in the

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Iran launches national fiber optic connectivity plan

Iran
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 Iran has launched an ambitious project to connect houses to a nationwide fiber optic network - what the administration of President Hassan Rouhani would provide citizens with an easy access to high-speed internet.  The project, which had been developed by Iran Telecommunications Company (ICT), was launched by Iran's Minister of Communication and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi.



photo by Islamic Republic News Agency

Vaezi described it as a major progress

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