Telecoms & IT

18-05-2015
The financial statements of Syria’s two mobile phone companies are providing details on the terms of the long-term licenses granted to them at the beginning of this year.
30-03-2015
The government has increased the price of mobile phones communication in the hope of generating revenues of several billion pounds for the Government.
16-02-2015
Profits measured in Syrian pound terms were unchanged last year at MTN-Syria, although in dollar terms they were sharply down, preliminary financial data from the company show.
09-02-2015
The Syrian Telecommunications Establishment, the state monopoly operating the landline network, lost dozens of billions of pounds since the beginning of the conflict.
05-01-2015
The Syrian government announced last week that it had agreed to award long-term licenses for the two companies operating the country's mobile phone network.
03-11-2014
The number of subscribers to broadband Internet in Syria has more than doubled in the last two years, according to official data.
18-08-2014
MTN-Syria is close to concluding a deal with the Syrian government to gain a 20-year mobile phone licence.
16-06-2014
The Syrian Government has awarded PCCW, a Chinese company, a contract to improve telecoms services in the country.
26-05-2014
Syria’s opposition Government, also named the Interim Government, has denied being involved in a scheme providing 4G Internet services in northern opposition areas.
19-05-2014
The police in the opposition-held parts of Aleppo is starting to benefit from a small 4G Internet network installed thanks to a grant from the United States, according to a local website.
12-05-2014
A local media says that hundreds of lawsuits are being brought against activists based on posts published on Facebook, a claim that may be true but may also be a means of frightening Facebook users and of pressuring them into self-censorship.
24-03-2014
Syria faced a major internet blackout on March 20.
17-03-2014
A law regulating electronic trade and transactions in Syria was enacted last week.
03-03-2014
The Syrian Telecommunications Establishment has provided an update on the number of subscribers to the various phone and internet networks in Syria.
17-02-2014
MTN Syria posted minor changes in its revenues and profits last year, according to its preliminary filings, although in real terms the decline is steep.