Iranian cell phone operator "Irancell" joins ITU

One of Iranian main cell phone operators, Irancell, joined the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

ITU Secretary General Hamadoun Touré who signed Irancell membership certificate said, "We hope the milestone could help further bilateral cooperation between ITU and Irancell."

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) was founded in 1865 in Paris as the International Telegraph Union. The ITU became a specialized agency of the United Nations in 1947. It has been located in Geneva, Switzerland since 1948.

The ITU mission is to encourage the spread of efficient telecommunications services throughout the world. It is one of the few intergovernmental organizations founded on the principle of cooperation between the government and private sectors. Governments and private sector companies cooperate for the development of telecommunications through the adoption of intergovernmental treaties.

The ITU is comprised of 188 Member States and 560 Sector Members (public and private operators, broadcasters, regional/international organizations, and scientific and industrial organizations). Functionally, the ITU defines and adopts telecommunications standards; coordinates the use of the radiofrequency spectrum; and provides support for telecommunications in the developing world.

Irancell is a private joint stock company governed by the Commercial Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran as amended in the year 1347 of the Iranian calendar, which is 1969 in the Gregorian calendar, and the provisions of its Articles of Association. The Company’s registration date is 14 August 2005 and the registration number 252949. The Company has been established for an indefinite period.