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Syria Telecommunications Profile 2018

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 3,464,846
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 20 (July 2016 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 12,350,927
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 72 (July 2016 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: the armed insurgency that began in 2011 has led to major disruptions to the network and has caused telephone and Internet outages throughout the country
domestic: the number of fixed-line connections increased markedly prior to the civil war in 2011; mobile-cellular service stands at about 70 per 100 persons
international: country code - 963; submarine cable connection to Egypt, Lebanon, and Cyprus; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region); coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey; participant in Medarabtel (2016)
Broadcast mediastate-run TV and radio broadcast networks; state operates 2 TV networks and a satellite channel; roughly two-thirds of Syrian homes have a satellite dish providing access to foreign TV broadcasts; 3 state-run radio channels; first private radio station launched in 2005; private radio broadcasters prohibited from transmitting news or political content (2007)
Internet country code.sy
Internet userstotal: 5,476,850
percent of population: 31.9% (July 2016 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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