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Syria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Syria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: March 29, 2022
BuddeComm
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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Syria’s ongoing civil war discouraging telco investments

Syria has suffered from years of civil war, and this has continued to negatively impact the ability of the few telcos operating in the country to undertake the much needed upgrades to infrastructure. The operating environment for Syriatel and MTN Syria has also been made difficult by disputed demands for back taxes, as well as a range of associated measures made against the operators, including the suspension of share trading and the imposition of judicial guardianships.

Having considered its options for several years, MTN Group recently confirmed that it was no longer interested in continuing to operate in the country. This resignation also applies to the Group’s other business units in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Iran, which together contribute a negligible proportion of Group revenue.

Although the low broadband and mobile penetration rates in Syria suggests that there is considerable room for growth, such growth is predicated on a return to political and economic stability, and thus on subscribers being able to pay for services, in turn contributing to telcos’ revenue and investment potential. Without a clear path to this stability, the telecom market faces years of stagnation rather than reconstruction.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

  • 3.1 Economic considerations and responses
  • 3.2 Subscribers
  • 3.3 Infrastructure

4 Telecommunications market

  • 4.1 Historical overview
  • 4.2 Market analysis
  • 4.3 Market challenges
  • 4.4 Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC)

5 Regulatory environment

  • 5.1 Historic overview
  • 5.2 Regulatory authority
  • 5.3 Fixed-line developments
  • 5.4 Mobile network developments

6 Mobile market

  • 6.1 Market analysis
  • 6.2 Mobile statistics
  • 6.3 Mobile infrastructure
  • 6.4 Major mobile operators

7 Fixed-line broadband market

  • 7.1 Market analysis
  • 7.2 Broadband statistics

8 Fixed network operators

  • 8.1 Syrian Telecommunication Establishment (STE)

9 Telecommunications infrastructure

  • 9.1 National telecom network
  • 9.2 International infrastructure

10 Digital economy

11 Appendix historic data

12 Glossary of abbreviations

13 Related reports

  • Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Syria 2021 (e)
  • Table 2 Growth in telecom revenue (SYP billion) 2012 2019
  • Table 3 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 4 Change in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 5 Change in the market share based of mobile subscribers by operator 2018 2020
  • Table 6 Change in Syriatel's revenue 2012 2021
  • Table 7 Development of MTN Syria's revenue and CAPEX (ZAR million) 2012 2021
  • Table 8 Development of MTN Syria's revenue and EBITDA (SYP billion) 2012 2021
  • Table 9 Development of MTN Syria's service revenue 2017 2021
  • Table 10 Change in the number of MTN Syria's subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 11 Change in MTN Syria's ARPU 2012 2021
  • Table 12 Development of MTN Syria's mobile traffic 2013 2021
  • Table 13 Growth in internet user penetration 2012 2021
  • Table 14 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 15 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by technology 2012 2018
  • Table 16 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by speed 2012 2020
  • Table 17 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Table 18 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2012 2020
  • Table 19 Historic - Syria - mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1999 2011
  • Table 20 Historic - Syria - fixed broadband subscriptions 2004 2011
  • Table 21 Historic - Syria - international Internet bandwidth 2007 2011
  • Table 22 Historic - Syria - fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2011
  • Table 23 Historic - Change in Syriatel's revenue 2008 2011
  • Table 24 Historic - Development of MTN Syria's revenue and CAPEX (ZAR million) 2009 2011
  • Table 25 Historic - Development of MTN Syria's revenue 2009 2011
  • Table 26 Historic - Change in the number of MTN Syria's subscribers 2009 2011
  • Table 27 Historic - Change in MTN Syria's ARPU 2009 2011
  • Chart 7 Growth in telecom revenue 2012 2019
  • Chart 8 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 9 Change in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 10 Change in the market share based of mobile subscribers by operator 2018 2020
  • Chart 11 Change in Syriatel's revenue 2012 2021
  • Chart 12 Development of MTN Syria's revenue and CAPEX 2012 2021
  • Chart 13 Development of MTN Syria's revenue and EBITDA 2012 2021
  • Chart 14 Development of MTN Syria's service revenue 2017 2021
  • Chart 15 Change in the number of MTN Syria's subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 16 Change in the number of MTN Syria's ARPU 2012 2021
  • Chart 17 Development of MTN Syria's mobile traffic 2013 2021
  • Chart 18 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 19 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by technology 2012 2018
  • Chart 20 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by speed 2012 2020
  • Chart 21 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Chart 22 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2012 2020
  • Exhibit 5 Middle East 3G and 4G - mobile infrastructure and population coverage 2014 - 2020