Syria

MTN Syria to convert BOT contract into operating licence by end-2014
MTN Group closed out third quarter with 203.8m subscribers
SyriaTel doubles ‘SURF’ monthly subscription rates
MTN reports 22% rise in first-half profit, beats market estimates
Syria internet disruption appears over following nationwide blackout
MTN Group dismisses Syria quit rumour
SyriaTel launches new 40GB post-paid package ‘SURF’
Syria, Iran and Iraq ink fibre-optic agreement
MTN Syria: data drives FY12 revenues, but 25% of cell sites non-operational
SyriaTel announces its consolidated financial results for 9M12
Switch it off, switch it on again: internet ‘restored’ in Syria
Wait for the blackout … Syria damned for internet shutdown
EU sanctions hit SyriaTel
Cyta and STE confirm new Syria-Cyprus cable project
US imposes sanctions on SyriaTel
Syria reacts to protests by shutting down two-thirds of internet
Government postpones third licence auction amid continuing unrest
And then there were two …
After Etisalat, Turkcell now withdraws from Syria third licence auction
Qtel keen on third mobile licence, but Etisalat backs out
STE plans new national data network
SyriaTel to offer eServGlobal mobile money solution
Syria sets EUR90m reserve on third mobile licence
April set as date for third mobile licence auction; bidders baulk at request for revenue projections
Syria shortlists five for third mobile licence
Six firms submit bids in time for Syria’s mobile licence deadline
STC joins likes of Zain, Turkcell, Qtel and Etisalat in chase for Syrian mobile licence
Cellcos set to pay USD500m each for new licences
New entrant to be licensed, existing operators’ licences to be converted
STE to install 40,000 new broadband ports
Etisalat still eyeing Syria, Iraq mobile licences
STE contracts vendors to increase fixed line capacity by 920k lines
SyriaTel reports profits, turnover up in 2009
Zain: rumours re-emerge concerning possible Syrian mobile investment
STE reports 7% rise in FY09 revenues
Cyta signs cooperation agreements with STE and OGERO
Cyprus and Syria building new submarine link
Etisalat to bid for Syrian mobile licence, still interested in Lebanon
Syria to auction third mobile licence by Q1 2010
Wanted: world’s largest cellco seeks partner for USD2 billion MTN asset purchase
MTN Syria picks Optimi’s network optimisation solution
SyriaTel to list on Damascus stock exchange, report says
Syria to up internet capacity through Cyprus link
Syria courts Russian mobile operators
Syria tightens the net
Huawei wins contract to deploy 33,000 ADSL lines, Syria
Makhlouf says he is not selling SyriaTel shares
Intracom Telecom signs EUR40m deal with SWO
SyriaTel profits up 29% in 2007
STE to invest USD1.5bn in network over five years
Zain refutes SyriaTel speculation
SyriaTel picks Sicaps ADD solution
Rami Makhlouf to sell SyriaTel; Turkcell express interest
SyriaTel to offer mobile internet access services?
MTN absorbs Syria’s Areeba
Syria to license third GSM operator in 2009
Syria announces telecom upgrade plan
Telecoms minister outlines ambitious plans
Syria inks MoU with UAE group to set up ‘internet city’
Areeba plans 3G
STE signs EUR40.6 million contract with Intracom for wireless access
Syria accused of SIM card violations in Lebanon
STE to be gradually liberalised
European Union backs EUR100 million loan for telecoms development
Spacetel picks LogicaCMG for NGN messaging
SyriaTel upbeat over mobile growth prospects
Cellular growth set to continue
Spacetel gets loan for expansion