Telecoms & IT

The revenues of the Syrian Telecommunications Establishment reached SYP 35.65 billion in the first half of 2010, according to Nazem Bahsas, the General Manager of the company.
Syriatel and MTN-Syria, Syria’s two mobile phone operators, will pay SYP 25 billion each for the right to convert their existing BOT contracts with the Syrian state into 20-year licenses, according to Imad Sabbouni, the Minister of Communication ...
Syria’s mobile phone industry, the country’s most lucrative business sector, is to be overhauled as the Government announces the launch of a bidding round for a third operator as well as the sale of a license to the existing two operators.
Syria's two mobile operators saw a two-digit annual increase in both revenues and net profits according to their unaudited financial statements for the first half of 2010.
The Syrian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Imad Sabbouni, has denied that Zein, the mobile phone operator, had won the right to enter the Syrian market.  
The Syrian Telecommunications Establishment, one of the most profitable state-owned companies, generated revenues of SYP 73.1 billion in 2009, posting an annual increase of 18 percent.
The Syrian Telecommunications Establishment (STE) has announced that Syria will be exchanging internet capacities with three of its neighbours starting early June.
The number of subscribers to Syria’s two mobile phone networks almost reached 10 million at the end of last year, according to the Syrian Telecommunications Establishment.
The Syrian Telecommunications Establishment has announced that it was reducing its ADSL subscription rates starting May 1.
The Syrian Telecommunications Establishment has contracted four companies to increase its landline network by 920,000 lines.
MTN-Syria saw its subscribers' base increase by 20 percent last year to 4.2 million subscribers, according to the company's audited financial statements.
Syriatel, the country’s largest mobile phone operator, saw an increase of 4.7 percent in its 2009 revenues according to the unaudited financial statements of the company.
Syria ranked in 133rd place in the world in the latest Electronic Government Readiness Index published by the United Nations.
The Syrian Telecommunications Establishment, one of the largest and most profitable state-owned companies, generated revenues of SYP 66.5 billion in 2009, an annual increase of 7 percent.
ZTE, a Chinese Telecommunications equipment company, completed on December 30 a USD 46.55 million project to extend the land line network linking Damascus University with all its campuses and with the Ministry of Higher Education.


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