Telecoms & IT

04-12-2018
MTN-Syria has received a preliminary approval to list its shares on the Damascus Securities Exchange, potentially opening the way for the sale of the stakes of some of the company’s main shareholders.
22-10-2018
Syriatel has received the initial approval to list its shares on the Damascus Securities Exchange.
09-10-2018
The half year results posted by Syria’s two mobile phone companies confirm the growing gap between them as Rami Makhlouf’s Syriatel now holds more than two thirds of the market.
02-10-2018
China’s Huawei is considering withdrawing from Syria, posing a serious challenge to the country’s telecommunications sector, and highlighting the unwillingness of Chinese companies to take the Syria risk.
24-07-2018
Turk Telecom has reportedly established a customer service centre in the Euphrates Shiel Area, further entrenching the Turkish presence there.
20-02-2018
Syriatel and MTN-Syria have announced a new increase in their revenues last year as they continue to be important contributors to the government’s finances.
12-09-2017
The revenues of Syriatel, one of the country’s two mobile phone operators, surged in the first half of this year to more than twice those of its sole competitor, while the launch of a third Iranian-led operator appears to have been postponed.
11-04-2017
The revenues of Syria’s two mobile phone companies surged last year helped by a hike in communication rates imposed by the government.
04-04-2017
The Syrian Telecommunications Establishment has announced a sharp increase in broadband subscription rates to meet rising costs.
21-02-2017
Syriatel has appointed two new directors to its board as it prepares to list in the Damascus Securities Exchange.
13-12-2016
The Syrian government has signed a contract with a Russian entity to build what it called an electronic government.
29-11-2016
An Iranian company, in partnership with a leading regime crony, is expected to win the license to operate a mobile phone network in Syria.
08-11-2016
MTN-Syria has announced an increase in its quarterly revenues and a decrease of the licence fees it pays to the government.
25-10-2016
Despite the massive destruction of the economy, Syriatel and MTN, the country’s two mobile phone operators, continue to generate significant revenues and profits.
04-10-2016
The Islamic State is restricting further the access to Internet in areas under its control, targeting in particular women.

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