Telecoms & IT

03-06-2013
Cyprus announced last week that the citizenship it had granted to Rami Makhlouf in 2011 had been definitively revoked.
27-05-2013
Rami Makhlouf was re-elected as chairman of the board of Syriatel during the company’s general assembly held last week.
27-05-2013
Telecomix, a hactivist group, has revealed the presence of new devices sold by an American company for the purpose of internet monitoring.
13-05-2013
Syria faced last week a 24-hour internet and mobile communications blackout attributed by the government to faulty cables.
06-05-2013
A new case of sanction-breaching delivery of technology equipment to the Syrian authorities has been revealed by the New York Times.
01-05-2013
Rami Makhlouf has resigned from the board of Syriatel, the company he founded and that came to symbolize in the last decade his role as Syria’s most powerful businessman.
29-04-2013
Revenues and profits rose marginally last year at Syriatel, one of Syria’s two mobile phone operators.
29-04-2013
A Dubai IT firm has accepted to pay a fine over its alleged sale of banned monitoring equipment to the Syrian authorities, according to Reuters.
25-03-2013
Profits halved last year at MTN-Syria, one of Syria’s two mobile phone operators, over rising expenses.
11-03-2013
Syriatel has announced that its largest shareholder, Rami Makhlouf, was giving up his shares in the company to a new entity dedicated to humanitarian and developmental projects, although Mr Makhlouf owns the majority of the shares of that new entity.
30-01-2013
Syria’s telecommunications sector has lost some SYP 1.5 billion from the ongoing conflict in the country, according to a government official.
03-12-2012
Internet and phone communications resumed on Saturday 01 December, two days after Syria went through an almost total blackout that remains unexplained to this date.
26-11-2012
Hewlett-Packard was forced to deny last week that it had made any direct sale of its products to Syria, following a request for clarification sent by the Securities and Exchange Commission, America’s financial markets regulator.
05-11-2012
Revenues and profits continued to increase at Syriatel in the first nine months of this year.
26-10-2012
MTN-Syria managed to maintain a solid level of activity with revenues rising on an annual basis in the first three quarters of the year.

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