Mr. Jahangard expressed his views about development of information society in Iran at high-level track of WSIS Forum 2015
Excellences, Distinguished delegates, Madam Chair and Mr Malcom Johnson It is a pleasure for me to address the WSIS Forum here in Geneva
Islamic Republic of Iran has been engaged in all WSIS process since 2000 till now; in Geneva 2003, Tunisia 2005 and WSIS+10 2014 as well as annual forums in the past years. We informed that all countries do their best regarding WSIS Action Lines. All related UN bodies specially ITU as the facilitators of Action Lines have important roles in the process and making the Information Society as a reality. We appreciate all their efforts to make better world to living. In Iran many projects have done according to all aspects of Action Lines during Iran national developing plans, more than 100 cases among them are summarized in the national report released for this forum. There are full digital network all over the country by 95% penetration Household Fixed line. Fortunately new government fully supports the implementation of the national broadband network has been started from 2 years ago and expected a leap frog progress in ICTs in the country and now the penetration is about 55%. Delivering broadband access links to the market increased more than 150% in last year. Preparing broadband access to 4000 villages, and plan to increase up to 30000 till next year. Mobile services are covered all over the country by more than 100% penetration and 3G/4G services started from last year, and in this short time the number of smart phone exciding 50%. Iran as one of the youngest population in the world (70% less than 30 years old) and well educated people in the region have welcomed to exploit any e-services. We have full e-banking services all over the cities and rural area, and e-health services are available especially for health insurance that covered all habitants of Iran, and egovernment service is ongoing process. Excellencies The Information Technology Organization of Iran will remain committed to all visions and missions that can enhance better connected global information and knowledge societies. By enhancing synergy and cooperation among all concerned parties and preserving sovereign rights of states, with respect to their role and responsibility in regard with Internet Governance. Thank you all
Keywords: e-services, Information society, Internet Governance, WSIS process.
Prepared by: MIS News Group
Source: ITU, WSIS 2015: High-level Policy Statements, May 2015.