Bashar Al-Assad confirms hold on telecoms sector with launch of new operator Wafa

Syria's telecoms sector, which plays a strategic role in the country, has been in disarray following the family dispute between Bashar Al-Assad and his cousin, telecoms tycoon Rami Makhlouf. In launching a new operator, Wafa Telecom, the authorities are ensuring their control of the field. [...]
Published on 24.03.2022 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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