Tehran: Iran is all set to launch the first phase of its national internet in August, a minister said.
Minister of Communications and Information Technology Reza Taqipour said the pilot and first phases - titled phases "Zero and One" - would be completed and be operational by late August, Press TV reported.
Taqipour said the national internet will initially offer 8 Mb high-speed broadband for home users. The customers will have 20 Mb of bandwidth when the next phases of the Internet network become operational.
Also called the "Clean Web", the national Internet project seeks protection against the "loose commitment to ethics and morality" across the World Wide Web.
Tehran has also undertaken a project to develop a national search engine called "Ya Haq" by early 2012.