Syrian operators secure licences in the country

Mobile operators MTN Syria and SyriaTel have secured long-term licences from the Syrian Telecommunications Establishment (STE), according to local reports.

The two 20-year licences are effective of January 1, 2015, but no information on the licence fees has been disclosed.

Both MTN Syria and SyriaTel operate in Syria under build, operate and transfer (BOT) arrangements, which stipulate that the operators must hand over the networks to the regulator at the end of the arrangement period. 

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