Tehran, Taliya News - An IT professor at Tehran's Sharif Technical University said on Wednesday country's IT advancement depends on amount of infrastructure facilities provided, extent of appropriate ground paved, and social dynamism at IT field.
Professor Javad Salehi focusing on British daily Economist's report on status of 69 strongest economic powers in the world, added at an interview with IT Desk reporter of the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), "Iran with 3.08 points out of 10 ranks 69th, or last in that list."
Pondering the reason behind that backwardness, he said, "One of the major reasons for having scored that low among economically advanced countries in the world is our backwardness in IT and having remained stagnant at a certain point, which is a big mistake, since the rest of the world is advancing in IT field rapidly."
He added, "When the Government passes laws in IT field it is more like telling a joke, such as when they passed a law on limitation of the Internet band width to 128k for the public, which is sufficient proof for our statesmen's general negative mentality regarding IT advancement in Iran."
Professor Salehi added, "That ratification all by itself is a big negative point for Iran from the viewpoint of the international community, like the fact that among entire countries in the region Iran is the only country that still does not have satellites, and does not have an exclusively aboriginal aerospace technology to take advantage of it so that the country's radio-TV organization, IRIB, would take advantage of it in the framework of 'broad-coating."
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