Iranians spread their technological tentacles

#1
Into Northern Iraq and Afghanistan:

Finally, looking once more at the transit shift plot above, you can see that the Afghan government phases out Pakistan connectivity entirely for AS55330 networks in June, leaving only the Uzbek/Russian routes and the Iranian routes in place. Let me say that again: in June 2010 the Afghan government turns off long-established international connectivity through Pakistan, having replaced it with Uzbek connectivity, and having added significant capacity to Iran as well. That seems like a geopolitically strategic realignment, not a minor technical adjustment.

Iran: Exporting the Internet (part 2) - Renesys Blog
 
#2
What's the development of mobile phone-based networks like, any idea? They're normally popular in developing countries as they don't require the individual to have so much infrastructure regardless of usage costs.
 

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