Iran’s telecoms watchdog the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has announced that a fibre-to-the-x (FTTx) network, currently being deployed by Iranian Net Communication and Electronic Services Co. (Iranian Net), will go live in Mashhad (Khorasan Razavi province) and Tehran by the end of August 2013. According to the press release, the company was granted an operational licence in June 2012 which stipulates the implementation and operation of FTTx networks within 18 months in seven cities, namely Mashhad (Khorasan Razavi province), Tehran, Shiraz (Fars province), Karaj (Alborz province), Qom, Isfahan and Tabriz (East Azarbaijan province). According to Iranian Net’s CEO Mohammad Ali Rahmandoost, the company is expected to provide services to 400,000 subscribers by end-August 2013, gradually increasing to a total of one million subscribers within the next two years, Zawya reported.
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