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Syria

Communications



Telephones - fixed lines


total subscriptions: 4.082 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 24 (July 2015 est.)


Telephones - mobile cellular


total: 13.904 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 81 (July 2015 est.)


Telephone system


general 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 80 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 (2015)


Broadcast media


state-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 users


total: 5.116 million
percent of population: 30% (July 2015 est.)







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