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Syria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

  • ID: 1247175
  • August 2015
  • Region: Syria
  • 23 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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Syria’s Telecoms Market Impacted By The Ongoing Civil War

Syria's telecom sector of key importance in times of turmoil
Syria today is a country which has been in the midst of civil war for a number of years. This volatile environment is disastrous for Syria's infrastructure and unfortunately it is the telecommunications networks and equipment which become key targets for attacks by the opposing forces.

The existing government of a country involved in civil war might also shut down the communication systems in order to hinder strategic warfare by the opposition. Power failures have also contributed to telecoms outages in Syria. Whatever the reason behind the various outages the outcome is that it creates havoc for citizens and severely impacts on the countries' ability to function.

There have been a number of times in recent years when the Internet and mobile system in Syria has been shut down with no traffic reported for short periods. There is great power to be had by both controlling and destroying telecoms infrastructure in a war where every little advantage counts. A functioning telecoms system is a valuable lifeline to relay information to the outside world and social media in particular is often used to communicate developments from a war-torn country. By shutting down such communication methods it can be difficult for outsiders to obtain an unbiased view of the reality of a situation.

From hacking computers in order to intercept tactical information; using television platforms and social media to broadcast READ MORE >

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1. Executive Summary
2. Key statistics
2.1 Country overview
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 The current market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Historic overview
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Syria
4.4 Interconnect
5. Fixed network operators in Syria
5.1 Syrian Telecommunication Establishment (STE)
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.2 International infrastructure
8. Broadband access market
8.1.1 Internet and broadband statistics
8.2 ISP market
8.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FttH)
8.4 Wireless broadband
9. Digital economy
9.1 Introduction
9.2 e-Government
9.3 e-Health
9.4 e-Education
9.5 Social media
9.6 Broadcasting
10. Mobile communications
10.1 Overview of Syria's mobile market
10.1.1 Mobile statistics
10.2 Regulatory issues
10.2.1 Third mobile licence
10.2.2 Current BOT contracts/Long term free hold licenses
10.3 Mobile technologies
10.4 Major mobile operators
10.4.1 Syriatel
10.4.2 MTN Syria
10.5 Mobile voice services
10.5.1 Prepaid
10.5.2 Satellite mobile
10.6 Mobile data
10.6.1 Mobile broadband
10.6.2 Mobile content and applications
11. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Syria
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2014
Table 3 Broadband statistics Syria - 2013
Table 4 Mobile statistics Syria - 2014
Table 5 National telecommunications authorities
Table 6 GDP growth and inflation 2005 2015
Table 7 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 - 2014
Table 8 Fixed Internet subscriptions and households with internet access 2005 - 2013
Table 9 Fixed broadband subscribers 2004 - 2013
Table 10 International Internet bandwidth 2004 - 2014
Table 11 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1999 - 2014
Table 12 Syriatel Revenue and Net Profit 2005 - 2013
Table 13 MTN Syria Revenue and CAPEX 2009 - 2014
Table 14 MTN Syria Subscribers, ARPU and MOU 2009 - 2014
Table 15 Active Mobile Broadband Subscriptions 2009 - 2014

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Syrian Telecommunication Establishment (STE)

MTN Syria


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