Telecoms & IT

21-05-2020

The past week has seen a stunning succession of decisions, statements, appointments and resignations that illustrate the piling up of government pressure on Rami Makhlouf to silence him once and for all and restructure Syria’s telecommunications sector.

19-02-2020

Preliminary results indicate that Syriatel and MTN-Syria maintained their respective shares of the mobile phone market after seeing revenue growth of around 20 percent.

27-11-2019

The Ministry of Finance has frozen the assets and bank accounts of MTN-Syria and of several of its board members, a decision that signals that it wants to put pressure on one of the country’s largest companies.

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.