Latest Telecoms News about Syria

Improving Access to Mobile Phones for Syrian Refugees

  Ericsson, Refugees United, and mobile operators across the Middle East are uniting in order to use mobile communications as a means of expanding the family reconnection service....

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Syria has the lowest average of SMS rates in the Arab World

  Within the Middle-East region, Syria has the cheapest average SMS rates, followed by Iraq, while Morocco and Lebanon have the highest -- according to research from the Arab Advisors Group....

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Syria Cuts Off Internet Access

  Two U.S.-based Internet-monitoring companies say Syria's government has shut down the Internet across the country....

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MTN Group Grows Subscriber Base to Nearly 183 Million

  South Africa's MTN Group has delivered what it called a "satisfactory set of results" for the quarter ended 30 September 2012, increasing subscriber numbers by 3.8% to 182.7 million....

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Ericsson Closes Syrian Office Over Fears for Staff Safety

  Ericsson has closed its office in Damascus, the capital of Syria due to the ongoing civil war in the country....

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Syria Issues a Ban on the Apple iPhone

  The Syrian government has reportedly banned the use of the Apple iPhone within the country, and put a ban on imports of the smartphone....

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US Government Imposes Sanctions on Syrian Mobile Network

  The US government's Department of the Treasury has imposed sanctions on Syriatel, the largest mobile phone operator in Syria following allegations of human rights abuses by the Syrian government....

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Etisalat May Reconsider Syrian Mobile License Bid

  UAE based Etisalat has stated that it might reconsider bidding for Syria's third mobile license, but only if the terms of the tender are changed. The company withdrew from bidding for the license earlier this year....

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Syria Postpones 3rd Phone License Due to Political Unrest

  The Syrian government has delayed next week's planned auction of the country's third mobile operator license due to the ongoing political turmoil in the country....

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Qatar Telecom Confirms Interest in Syrian Mobile Network License

  Qatar Telecom (Qtel) has confirmed that it will bid for the country's third mobile operator license, despite the ongoing political turmoil in the country from democracy activists...

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